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Reviewed 15 January 2024

We hired them for a family event and they did not disappoint, in fact they went above and beyond. Food was just amazing, all our guests went crazy over it asking were is it from. A big thanks to the chefs and the owner who...kade our event a success as the food was the highlight of the day.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant since we moved to Pukekohe. This was our go to place for indian food. They did catering for us for a family event and the owner and the chefs went way beyond our expectations. The food was amazing, on...time and they even gave us all the extra stuff to help set up at our house. The food was amazing and all our guests kept asking where we got it from. I would highly recommend this restaurant as everything about it is amazing, the food, the owner and the staff. Keep up the good work guys and again thank you so much for the service.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

The India Tuakau is the best Indian takeaway/ dine in experience in Franklin. The food is beautiful cooked to perfection and the service is warm and welcoming. Definitely will be back here again for a beautiful dinner. Thank you Staff and cooks and owners.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2022

Awesome curries best I have had. Am now a regular and only 5minutes from Pokeno. Have not dinned in but it looks like a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended if you live in the area or if passing down main hiway its only 5 minutes from...main road.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

We had a family dinner at The India, and both the food and service were great. This is a very popular restaurant, and we now understand why.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022

On Tuesday the 16th August my son and I were coming home after an early evening appointment and decided to have dinner out before going home. I decided to have a quick look while driving down the main street and seeing what was available. The...Indian Restaurant in Tuakau was displaying $15.99, Mon Tue Wed, Any Curry & Rice, Dine in Only, 4pm till late night. So, in we went and ordered our meals. When I was about to pay my son pointed out to the owner that the pamphlets on the counter displayed a different price to the advertised price on the wall outside. The pamphlets on the counter were advertising the same dinner deal but with a lunch price of $12.99 and my son was trying to be helpful with the fact that they contradicted the outside price. The response from the owner "We don't do that anymore" Upon that I said to her that outside it said $15.99 for a main and rice and that we had come in because of the sign, and she replied with, food had gone up and that I should have asked when I was given the menu. I said that I realise that food has gone up but that is not the point, the point is I saw an advertised price and entered because of it and it should be honoured. She did not agree, she did not apologise and in fact charged me full price and said that they need to take the sign down. I told her that it is not right to not honour that advertised price as it is false advertising and that I would not be returning. I have had a busy time and haven't managed to make a formal complaint but was in Tuakau today (13th September) and the advertised price is still outside displayed on the wall for people to see. I live in Tuakau and it has been on the wall ever since we were there for dinner that night. As much as it is lovely food, as much as covid and costs have increased it is not right that the owner of an establishment does not see that it is wrong to advertise a price and then charge more on payment and still continues to advertise that price. I will not be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Mukesh S, Owner at India Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2022

Please don’t come we not need like your people

Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

A pleasant surprise to find this place in Tuakua. Very friendly staff, great service, excellent meals. A hidden gem, we will be back for sure

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 April 2022 via mobile

Having worked with Indian guys for 10+ years we have come to love Indian food and having been to numerous different ones especially in Manukau and Auckland, this is in our own backyard and wow delicious. We went for takeaways but ended up dinning in....Fabulous food, staff, and atmosphere. Very busy in takeaway side and the dinning room filled up fast. We had a chicken Masarla and also a vege masarla with a plain nann and a delicious cheese Nann. Highly recommend if passing through Tuakau go to the restaurantMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 December 2020

My husband and I decided to drive to Tuakau where we have never been before, lovely place and bigger than we thought but the best surprise was our find of this restaurant on the main thoroughfare through the town. Very fresh ingredients and flavoursome, reasonable...lunch specials and huge choice. The garlic naan was light and best we ever had, definitely worth the drive out there just for our excellent lunch. Will be back again with our family to sample other dishes.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

We wanted something different during our travels and took a chance at this Indian restaurant in the home town of Sir Edmund Hillary. We were impressed with the food - lamb curry, lamb kebab, naan garlic and poppadoms - all delicious. Various beers and wines...and a full bar. Everything you could want - most especially delicious. This restaurant became very full, but not uncomfortable. The only downgrade was a young child that was playing throughout the restaurant - annoying, but not a deal breaker.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 November 2019

Looking for somewhere quick, easy and local for a random birthday dinner, and was not overly keen on returning to the usual ones in Pukekohe. I stipulated I wanted ‘real’ tablecloths, no plastic fantastic. Googled, found this one with good reviews. Did a drive by,...and took the plunge. Absolutely beautiful food, both entree and main, friendly efficient service without being too hasty or in your face. Wee bit cramped and basic decor, but I got my real tablecloths! Big portions and low price and large menu selection. Tuesday night in Tuakau and it was busy enough with diners, plus they seem to cover a rather large area for home delivery - up to 18kms round and about locally - imagine that in Auckland. Definitely will return and definitely recommend. Thank you, India.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 13 November 2019

We didnt have a booking but popped in of the off chance as we were passing through. We were given a table no problem, and it soon became very busy and i can understand why. Staff were friendly and quick. The food was delicious, and...the prices were great, we got the $12.99 deal. Great portion sizes, we had the lamb rogan josh and chicken passanda and garlic naan.....would love to go back.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

We have not eaten in, but order online and have it delivered. The food is always great, never had a problem. The delivery service is fantastic for us, and the only place that will deliver to our rural address, so that’s a bonus. Highly recommend...this Indian Restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

We visited India restaurant as part of group celebrating an important birthday. The staff were friendly and welcoming and all the curries that we tried were delicious. This is a great little restaurant and well worth the drive through the beautiful Tuakau countryside.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019

We have heard great things about The India Restaurant and finally made the trip in from Pukekohe/Drury. The restaurant was fully booked on our Saturday night and apparently on the Sunday night as well - quite the hot spot with locals! Some of our family...friends love it so much, they go each week! Apparently there are midweek dine in specials. We also tried cauliflower rice and coconut rice - fun to try something different. We also noted they cater to gluten free dietaries as well. Service was great. Food was great. Friendly and attentive staff. Will be back again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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INDIA RESTAURANT, Tuakau - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, India Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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