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Indian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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0.4 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely wait staff and very professional manner all around. Quick and elegant is how I would describe the service - and the food shared that same elegance in presentation. It was a flavorful delight and we enjoyed our meals thoroughly. Our one silent complaint was...due to the orange haired dishwasher who we could hear yelling racial slurs from the kitchen. He also stared into the restaurant and made my wife uncomfortable with his unceasing glare. Aside from that, which didn't necessarily ruin the experience, everything was great and we will return.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't normally work in this area of town, but was keen to return to Great India after many years away. Lunch special was great value. Fresh garlic naan, generous tasty chicken tikka masala & pilau rice for $16. I had lunch at another Indian place...on Courtney Place and was very disappointed, so I'm glad Great India lived up to it's name.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Ordered curry from here on ubereats. It arrived within 15 or so mins which should have made me suspicious. Anyway, I had the chicken korma and it was the worst curry I’ve had in my life - soggy, watery, tasteless, which a few large chunks...of dry chicken. I gave up half way through.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023

A Wellington Icon that maintains a consistently high standard year after year! We had a work function early in the week and were privileged to be served by Rakesh the owner. There is an immense pride associated with Great India- Rakesh's Dad started it many...years ago and it is indeed very rare to see a family restaurant that continues to thrive and provide excellent hospitality. We went with the 'feed me" option- it was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole group. Outstanding food with something to suit everyone.! Great wine available and the secret family recipe frozen G&T's are the best use of the spirit on the planet. Highly recommend- well done Team Great India!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023

The food was fantastic. Wide selection on the menu. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Great evening out.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 3 May 2023

We had a lovely meal at Great India. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable! I really loved having the heated towelettes offered to us after the meal, pure luxury!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023

What an amazing place to eat, the food was just fantastic, amazing service and lovely staff. Highly recommended and we will be back again soon. Great that it's a BYO too!!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 April 2023 via mobile

The food tasted of Chinese flavours..? We have eaten out in many Indian restaurants and cook our own at home, the spices were unusual to what we have ever tasted. Not really to our liking, but the other diners appeared to be having a great...time.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 February 2023 via mobile

We went to this restaurant last night. The service was very good. My husband enjoyed his murgh chuttri. I had chicken skewers, they were quite dry. They don't offer any vegetable side dishes It was quite a nice evening. Not sure if I'd go back

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023 via mobile

Contrary to some of the recent reviews we found the Great India an excellent experience. We were a group,of 6 and we chose a range of dishes including venison. Everyone was very happy with their choice. The only advice we would give is a medium...curry at Great India is a little hotter than a usual medium! The service was friendly, efficient and the manager popped over to check we were being well looked after. All in all ignore the critics and get along to enjoy a lovely, good value for money meal.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2023 via mobile

A party of 3 looking forward to our Indian meal. We'll, we are still looking - this cook appears to have no idea about taste, flavour or species ( served beef instead of lamb). The food was bland and made without thought or understanding. Service...and staff were fine, however nothing can detract from the poor food served here. Give this establishment a miss.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2023

Super sociable for ~10 (or more?) people on circle tables! Range snd quality of food was superb. Definitely try their rogini naan as an extra on the table. Excellent service. Enjoy!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

We ordered from here based on the reviews . Big mistake. Butter chicken was watery and flavourless. Samosa was soggy. Tandoori chicken was tasteless. Naan was ok. Portions were large however quality was poor.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2023 via mobile

Tasteless food…ketchup sauce in everything we ordered..it seems they don’t even have proper Indian chef…regret going there….very poor service…

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2022 via mobile

Ordered biryani with Indian level spiciness. They gave me oily fried rice with raisins and kept calling it Biryani. The sauce was sugar sweet and characterless, didn’t know what to do with it too. Utterly disappointing experience today because as someone who spent almost a...decade throughout India I know what Biryani is and what fried rice is. The staff were nice but none of them was I didn’t feel excited to give them feedback but I hope they can see with my quarter eaten dish and untouched sauce that the food was horrible. My workmates booked a table a week in advance and were excited to experience Indian food because I recommended this restaurant. Well…lesson learned last time I recommend it.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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GREAT INDIA, Wellington - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Great India is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4