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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though our meal was on Easter Sunday we got wonderful food and service - right from booking, to warm towels when paying. This was some of the best vegan food we’ve had in Wellington. Spicy and tasty. The manager was delightful and a role...model for his lovely staff, who were super busy walking around the restaurant actually LOOKING to provide service. Our whole dining experience was perfection.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 January 2022

We’ve been struggling to find a good curry since moving to NZ, and we got quietly excited when we read in the menu that the chefs “perfected their trade” in Leicester… home to our favourite curry houses. Great India did not disappoint. The food was...perfect, I couldn’t praise it enough. And to top it off, the service was superb. We will be back!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

More like just “Good India”. Came on friday evening with a group of friends. Service was great, efficient and welcoming. Decor is very outdated and hasnt changed since the early 2000s. Food was ok - tandoori chicken was red from food colour but lacked authentic...flavour and naan was chewy without those signature puffy blisters from a charcoal tandoor. Tikka masala is their own version flavoured with mint so dont expect what you may be used to. Overall if you can travel suburban indian restaurants are far superior for price and flavour.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

A fantastic authentic Indian meal with fresh quality ingredients. Service was great with a selection of dishes from mild to hot along with plenty of accomplishments. Can see why this restaurant has won awards. Also a good selection of beverages from craft beers, wine, gin...to enjoy with your meal. We enjoyed Mango Chicken for those who don’t like spicy food this was perfect plus the Chicken dopiaza for those who like a little more spice. In all a must visit if in Wellington.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

Fabulous service, great meal. We hadn’t booked, and they were busy with some big groups, but were able to get a table and meal was wonderful. Thoroughly recommend,

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 27 May 2021 via mobile

On a short overnight business trip in Wellington, I took a stroll down Dixon St where there is no shortage of food options. Great India was empty on my (early) arrival but filled quickly. Very attentive staff greeted me, and my order was taken quickly....I went for my default Indian option, chicken madras, and a keema naan. I must say, the food was excellent, certainly freshly prepared. The naan in particular was great. I would certainly recommend Great India if you find yourself in Wellington.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

Very disappointing evening. I was guided to Great India by friends but the food and presentation lacked the normal Indian character. We had an arranged menu which was explained by the waiter, but most could not hear. While the sources were tasty, the food was...cold and the chicken was tough and dry. When I retrieved a piece on my plate it was totally a piece of bone. The staff were top rate.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 30 April 2021 via mobile

Best Indian in Wellington I'd say. Have looked long and hard for a place that uses chicken breast instead of thigh. Coming from UK it's what we're used too. I know kiwis prefer thigh but I don't. Very tasty and great service. On busy nights...it takes a good hour for the food to come out but when it does, it sure is worth the wait!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021

Myself and colleagues have been coming here once a month for about five years for lunch. The food is always excellent, as is the service and value for money. I don't know how they can provide such excellent food for only $12-13. For this you...will get any curry off the menu, an assortment of rice and naans - the same price as a so-called 'meal' at Maccas - you know what to do! The manager and staff are friendly, professional and you always feel welcome. I genuinely can't fault the place.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 28 January 2021

As always, the mains were fantastic - tasty and the right level of spice and the service was very good We had the platter for 2 for an entree and having experienced the same thing at other Indian restaurants when the platter comes out sizzling...on a hot plate, I was surprised that it came out on a normal plate. The food on the dish was okay taste wise but it was luke warm at best which makes me wonder if it had been prepared well ahead of time and was not just cooling down after the cooking process. It was far too cold for that. Did it put me off this restaurant? Possibly yes. If I go there again, I will not order this.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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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