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We are an Indian restaurant that offers an authentic dining experience, spectacular food and great service. We offer you the perfect combination of world class hospitality and an exciting range of Food selections. #ruchiindiancuisine
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $42
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Indian, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Private Dining
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

I don’t normally write reviews. I just come here almost every where for the best butter chicken I’ve ever tasted. All I can say is that I’m hooked and I’ve never been to an Indian restaurant in Wellington or anywhere I’ve been that even comes...close to comparing. If you like Butter Chicken, do yourself a favour and go to Ruchi. You won’t be disappointed. Plus the owner Sherry is such a wonderful humble human being!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

The welcome is so fabulous. The food is so beautifully cooked. They make every meal to your liking. Nothing is too much trouble. Their curries outstanding.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Sherry Antony, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2023

Thanks a lot GreerShanasa for the wonderful review. Glad Tim had a great birthday. It was our pleasure to serve you the best food and make it a wonderful evening. Thanks a lot. See you all soon 😊

Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

Amazing menu, great service - good prices. Walked in an had great reception- fast service, good flavors - dine in, or takeaway.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Sherry Antony, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2023

Thanks a lot Daniel. We are glad that you had a great experience with us. Thanks a lot. See you soon😊

Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

I booked for 10 adults and mentioned we would have 3 little people 4, 1 year and 10 months. These occasions can turn into a disaster but we risked it to celebrate our sons birthday. We were treated like royalty. The owner was fantastic with...the little ones. We all visibly relaxed. The butter chicken Indian style is just amazing, not as sweet as the kiwi version. The bread basket was a winner, about 4 different naans. They bought out a surprise dessert for our son so we could sing Happy Birthday. We will definitely be going back and taking friends with us.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Sherry A, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2023

Thanks a lot for choosing us for the special occasion. Making occasions special with great food and environment is what we love to do. We can't wait to see you all back again :)

Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

Well decided to give this place a try after all the reviews for my birthday, phoned in a takeout order of $150 worth of food which I thought was rather expensive for 4 people but it was a special occasion after all , 20 mins...was the estimated time I said I’ll be there in 30 mins as I wanted it be good and not rushed . Arrived to collect after 30 mins still not ready ! I was told it would be another 5 mins which I was ok with as he told me he had only one chef on tonight although I could see 3 people in the kitchen and know from being in hospitality that sometimes these things happen. Another 10 mins went by to be told they were just finishing the garlic naan breads . Another 10 mins when by finally getting my food 35 mins after been told from the time of collection . The food was average to say the least especially the pakoras basically uneatable . I just wish the owner/ operator would be more honest with their customers if they are short staff or under pressure it’s not like that they didn’t know when placing the order, I sometimes feel that restaurant get overwhelmed with Uber eat orders that they forget about the other customers, not happy.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Sherry A, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2022

Hi there, It is very unfortunate to hear that. We are short staffed since long time. You were right there were three guys in the kitchen that doesn't mean all were chefs. Only one chef. All the curries and Naan were cooked by only one...More

Reviewed 28 May 2022 via mobile

Usually I’m not a fan of Indian food. But I have to say that the butter chicken that they make is amazing! The rest of my family agree that their dishes were amazing too. Would definitely go back again.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022 via mobile

Great dining experience. Food was amazing, full of flavours and very substantial. Very attentive friendly service. Have previously visited here. They continue to provide excellent food and service. Will certainly keep going to support this great Indian Restaurant in Petone.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Sherry A, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2022

Thanks a lot Jane for the wonderful review. See you soon😊

Reviewed 6 March 2022

The moment I walked in the door I was acknowledged. Very helpful, friendly and accommodating. The goat curry was soooo good. My cousin had an eggplant and egg dish that was also delicious. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Sherry A, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2022

Thanks a lot Sandi for the wonderful review. Glad that you enjoyed the meal. See you soon🙂

Reviewed 16 February 2022

Having just returned to Petone after living in Melbourne for the past few years, it was great to get a recommendation from a friend about Ruchi. I consider myself a connoiseur of Indian food having grown up in Fiji. Sherry was so helpful. Ended up...having the best Saag Aloo I've ever tasted, and that's saying lots. The real test will be when hubby has a meal there. I'm sure he, like me, will be pleasantly surprised. Thanks for the wonderfully flavoured kai (food) Sherry. Will bring hubby in soon. Kia ora xxxMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Sherry A, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2022

Hi Josiec, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. This means a lot to the team. Glad that you enjoyed the Saag Aloo. Can't wait to see you and your husband for a wonderful meal. See you soon :)

Reviewed 22 October 2021 via mobile

Fantastic experience at Ruchi this week. Food was so tasty and the service outstanding. When explaining to them about my daughter having coeliac, they said they would ensure everything was cooked in a separate pan (even though all curries GF anyway). They even bought over...complimentary poppadoms seen we couldn’t order naan. They went out of their way to accommodate. Would highly recommend, will be back again really soon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Sherry A, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2021

Thanks a lot for the wonderful review. We make sure everyone is looked after based on what they like. We are glad that you had a wonderful time here. Can't wait to see you back again😊

Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

Highly recommend, our meal was a masterpiece. Lovely flavours and fresh ingredients. The garlic naan was next level too. Can’t wait to order again.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Sherry A, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2021

Thanks a lot for the awesome review. We can't wait to see you back again😊

Reviewed 8 August 2021

Lovely atmosphere, very friendly and attentive service. We were very impressed. The ‘Heat Wall’ is a bit of fun, seeing how hot you can eat. :) just lovey friendly people, I’d definitely go back again.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Sherry A, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2022

Thanks a lot for the wonderful review. Glad you had a wonderful time with great meal. See you soon😊

Reviewed 26 July 2021

While Ruchi has all the usual New Zealand favourites - yes, your butter chicken is on the menu - this is the place for both Indian connoisseurs and newbies alike. An extensive menu featuring something from the local styles right across the country, as well...as authentic street food, and staff who are only too happy to explain the things you're thinking of trying, make recommendations, and ensure your experience is both exciting and perfect. Put aside the butter chicken and let Ruchi take your palate for a journey across India, at level of spice that suits. This will of course require multiple visits since the portions are more than generous!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Sherry A, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2021

Thank you so much Rex for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you back again very soon🙂

Reviewed 14 July 2021 via mobile

The food is fantastic. A great selection. We had Onion Bhaji so tasty. Then for mains a fish curry Kadhi which was so full of flavour. Delicious. We had a chicken curry which was creamy and rich. Cooked beautifully. The staff are very welcoming and...nice to return again. So much more to enjoy on the menu.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Sherry A, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2021

Thanks a lot for the wonderful review. We are glad that we have met your expectations. Hope to see you back again very soon🙂

Reviewed 5 June 2021

Our first visit to Ruchi was in March 2021 with friends. This time we came on our own and once again received a warm friendly welcome. We both decided to order something different this time. There is plenty to choose from on the menu and...there are several dishes that are quite different to other Indian restaurants. There’s quite a variety of vegetarian dishes too. I had Butter Chicken, a dish I haven’t had in at least 10 years and it was amazing, so tasty. There was plenty of chicken and the sauce was a good thickness too. Of course I had to have a garlic naan to go with it. My partner had Beef Vindaloo ordered Indian Hot. Ruchi know how to make a dish Indian Hot and keep the flavour. He really enjoyed it and tried an Aloo Paratha (bread) which was stuffed with mashed potato, green chillies, spices, and coriander which he said had a good kick too. The guys at Ruchi really know the art of giving great customer service, you will have quite a unique experience for an Indian restaurant where normally the service is quite serious and at times can be rather somber. At Ruchi the guys interacting with the customers are friendly, funny and really engage with you. We will definitely be back again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Sherry A, Owner at Ruchi Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2021

Thank you so much Lara for the awesome review. It was our pleasure to be your host and serve you some authentic Indian dishes. We can't wait to see you back again🙂

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Ruchi Indian Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5