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Indian, Balti, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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4.3 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

I highly recommend The Balti House for a meal (dine in or takeaway) in Wellington. It has become our most frequently revisited restaurant over a number of years. It provides excellent Indian dishes with Balti specialities. The curries are very fresh and flavoursome and the...service friendly. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 July 2023 via mobile

The curry's here are something else. Not full of liquid but totally flavoursome and moist. The spices they use in Balti food are unique, mellow, and delicious. First time here but will be back soon. Doubt there are better curries in Wellington.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023

We were heading to a music gig at Breaker Bay Community Hall and stopped at The Balti House for dinner. Awesome to experience a different style of Indian cooking - food was delish and service was attentive. Locals and newbies are greeted warmly.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2022

Tucked away, behind a rather bland frontage is a great Indian restaurant. While they do serve the normal fare, its had a regional twist and an interesting back story of how it was migrated to England by migrants. Vert tasty and well-presented range of meals.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

We have been using Royal Balti for some time, it’s our Go-to Indian, tried many different dishes, consistently high quality, very tasty food. Thought as regulars it was about time we gave them the 5 stars they deserve. They are super efficient too. Don’t go...anywhere else in Wellington is our advice! Vicky, Jason and family.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 December 2020

I booked The Balti House out for a special birthday celebration - prior to the day the communication was great and Harmeet and the staff could not have been more helpful. They set up the tables beautifully. We had the set banquet menu and the...food was delicious and very good value, plus plenty for everyone. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely come back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020

In a nutshell a fun (and quite expensive ) evening left a taste of sour grapes and after one of our friends was told he was too loud. At this point there was no one else in and there had been a couple of regulars...in. We have been regular customers for years and always enjoyed the food, but needless to say none of us will be going back. We are doing our best to support local businesses in these difficult times, and I think this situation could have been handled with more tact.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 March 2020

Tipped off by an aquaintence "the best curry in Wellington" and living locally we gave The Balti House a try. We were amazed at the quality of the cooking, the rice and garlic naans are superb, the mains never fail to please and we now...seldom eat out anywhere else! For affordable and satisfying meals, served with kind help in a quiet friendly restaurant we highly recommend this place. Let's hope the Covid 19 lockdown doesn't mean the end of this wonderful venue! MargaretMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

If you have an upcoming flight you can’t go wrong by having Uber drop you off here for a decent Indian meal. The food is good as are prices. Decor is simple, but food comes quickly although only the cook and manager seem to work...here. Then work of your meal by walking 15 minutes to the airport.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 14 December 2019

It been over 3 years since my last visit to the Balti House, but I had to find it first. It has moved from the centre of Wellington out to near the Airport, but it was worth it. The curries hear have always been great....There are many different styles of curry that you can explore, and I can recommend many of them.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 6 September 2019

Among the best Indian food in Wellington, with an (occasionally humorous) Balti twist. This restaurant has been consistently good for many years since starting in central Wellington and relocating to Miramar several years ago. The food is great and the standard has not changed a...bit. Most of the standard Indian dishes are available - each really well done with good ingredients. Then there are the Balti dishes that are much less formulaic.... The Lachedar Chicken and Chicken and Okra Balti are return favourites. It's a simple dining room with no frills and very well priced.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Staying nearby and wanted to walk . We entered and there was only one table in use. We sat down and ordered. It was an extensive menu of balti dishes and other Indian cuisine. I had chicken tikka and onion baji for starters and chicken...jalfrezi for main. The garlic naan bread was awesome. We ordered drinks from a good chouce choice . Beers were $7 and a bottle of wine was $35 . The food arrived hot and delicious . It was quiet I believe as it's not in Miramars main centre . Search it out ,the food is fantasticMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

The food here is first class, lots of choice on the menu. The old favorites like butter Chicken and varoius Balti dishes. Simple dinning room with around ten tables. Possibly a good little secret and comes under a cheap eat with mains under $18. Highly...recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

We got takeaways from here tonight. The staff were so friendly on the phone and our food was ready when they said it would be. Our food was delicious - the garlic naan was the best!! They have lots of yummy vegetarian options too

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 8 April 2019 via mobile

Great tasting Indian food. We asked for spicy and they got it perfect. I usually order the Saag at Indian restaurants but tried something different for me, the Mango Chicken and I highly recommend it. My husband got the Lamb Saag and it did not...disappoint at all. Their spices were superb and the meats tender. The restaurant isn’t big on ambiance but is still nice and the service and food are well worth the visit. Take away is also available.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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The Balti House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4