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US$9 - US$17
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

I can see why this restaurant has a five star rating on TripAdvisor. The food was awesome and the service excellent. It was a little quiet on a Sunday night which was a shame as the food presented was of such a high quality that...we felt they deserved more custom but in these Covid times …. My wife had the mild Butter Chicken and I had the medium Kadhai with garlic Naan bread. We felt the prices were very reasonable for meals that were produced. Congratulations to the whole Team.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Birendra Rawat, Owner at Indian Tadka, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2021

Thank you so much dear Kiwi fan🙏🏻. We are glad😊 to hear about your delicious 😋experience with us. Sundays are usually quite for us in addition to that we are in slowest season of the year so it doesn't help much🙁. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 31 May 2021

So amazing to find Indian food this good in a town the size of Ōpunakē. The food is mouthwatering and the service was spot-on! The maître D was great. Can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Birendra Rawat, Owner at Indian Tadka, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2021

Thank you so much, Katrina, for sharing your beautiful dine-in experience with us. We keenly look forward to seeing you soon for your cocktail night or your dinner. Many Thanks Birendra Rawat.

Reviewed 26 May 2021

We were absolutely blown away by both the food and service here. My partner and I have eaten a lot of Indian food but this was definitely up there with the best. The menu was really interesting so we got to try some new dishes...that were both super authentic and well cooked. Our servers were both so helpful and friendly and we were happy to discover one of them was the son of the chef when we asked him to pass on our compliments. If you're looking for a great meal in Opunake, do yourself a favour and give this place a go.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Birendra Rawat, Owner at Indian Tadka, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2021

Thank you so much Shane for sharing your beautiful dine-in experience with us. We are glad to hear that. We look forward to seeing you soon at our restaurant. Thank you, Birendra Rawat.

Reviewed 3 February 2021 via mobile

Opunale is a lucky little town to have such an impressive restaurant. Fresh beautifully prepared curries, I had the mango chicken, my husband the butter chicken. Fabulous food and service, lovely people with real pride on their product.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Birendra Rawat, Owner at Indian Tadka, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2021

Thank you so much Paparore for putting your experience into this review. Our chef Mr Balvir Singh always choose quality over anything and that's the reason we are proudly serving every single dish on our menu. Mango chicken and butter chicken are one of our...More

Reviewed 16 January 2021

Accommodating hosts serving world class authentic Indian cuisine, with a smile and friendly banter. Opunake, as humble town, we are lucky to have them here doing what they do. We eat here at least once a week. An absolute hidden gem. Well worth at least...an hour drive if you live or stay out of town.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Birendra Rawat, Owner at Indian Tadka, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2021

Thank you so much Amanda for sharing your lovely dining experience and we will keep seeing you regularly as always at our beautiful and your favourite restaurant. Many Thanks, Birendra Rawat, Indian Tadka Restaurant.

Reviewed 7 November 2020

My husband and I regularly drive nearly an hour each way just to dine at Headlands Restaurant. The food is absolutely amazing and Birendra's service is top of the class! He always remembers us and is so friendly. We'll be back - again & againMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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BirendraRawat, Owner at Indian Tadka, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Thank you so much JWasley for reviewing us. We are glad to hear about your beautiful dining experience with us. Birendra is a great host. He always remember our guests and their favourite meals too like yours. We will see you on your next visit...More

Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

I don’t know, that you’ll better the service or food, at Indian Tadka. Both excellent!! Birendra & the team certainly know how to look after there guests. After working our way through the menu,after many visits, it hard to go past the Kadhi Chicken or...Bombay Aloo, but having said that, all the dishes are delicious. Start with a Samosa, you won’t be disappointed!! Excellent beer selection, with ever changing craft beer options. Thanks for always looking after us . Regards Richard & MoniqueMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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BirendraRawat, Owner at Indian Tadka, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Thank you so much Richard and Monique for sharing your beautiful dining experience with us. Kadhai chicken is getting popular amomg Opunake people just because of recommendations from Birendra as it's his favourite too in chicken curries. Samosa are always yummm to start with. We...More

Reviewed 22 October 2020

I'm so glad this restaurant is in Opunake and not Auckland, or we wouldn't be able to get a seat. The food is amazing, the flavours are delicate, fresh and perfectly balanced. It is really something special to have fabulous food combined with great service...and a pleasant environment in a small seaside village. Come for the sunset and stay for the meal.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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BirendraRawat, Owner at Indian Tadka, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2020

Thank you so much Amber for sharing your beautiful dining experience with us. We would love to see you again when you are around on your next visit. With love ❤️ Indian Tadka.

Reviewed 12 October 2020

Highly recommend!! Excellent food, generous portions, super friendly service, good vibes. They even found a solution for my celiac friend - heating the papadoms in the tanduri oven instead of the deep frier. Toilets super super clean! :-)

Date of visit: October 2020
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BirendraRawat, Owner at Indian Tadka, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2020

Thank you so much Songofa Tui. Summer is at the door so we will see you more often with your friend.

Reviewed 30 August 2020

As a small group we regularly eat at Indian Tadka often choosing the same or similar dishes as they are all excellent. So delighted that they have come through the lockdown and are available for us to enjoy such a friendly and welcoming place once...again. Personally I enjoy the food so much that I often purchase takeaways and on my return to my location freeze the meals to be able to enjoy them if my next visit is delayed. Oh... the host makes the best lemon lime and bitters in NZ.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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MrR007, Owner at Indian Tadka, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2020

Thank you so much Eunice for taking your time and reviewing us. We are glad to hear that we are keeping the consistency in quality of our food and beverages service. Yes, Birendra Rawat knows how to make your favourite lemon lime and bitter. He...More

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