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“Best Indian Fusion!”
Review of Cassia @ Skycity

Cassia @ Skycity
Ranked #24 of 1,968 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Cassia is a modern Indian restaurant by award winning Chef Sid Sahrawat. A la carte and tasting menus available.
Reviewed 23 July 2021

Probably the best fusion for an Indian menu Ive seen
delicious combinations
unique setting and polite staff

Date of visit: November 2020
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1  Thank jerrypauljacob
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Reviewed 2 July 2021 via mobile

There are few places in Auckland where you know you can just rock up with the expectation that front of house is capable managing time giggling things around. Great gins, food superb, crayfish cones and puri set this place apart. Do I need to say the best god dam steamed rice going?

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank Martymicmartmart
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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

We managed to get a table for two for dinner on Saturday evening. We hadn’t booked but were able to get a tall table at the back of the restaurant. Service was a little slow but that may be because they were fairly busy.
The food was beautifully presented but to my palate all tasted like it had tamarind in it. Beetroot and crayfish cones: Tamarind curry. Aubergine and chickpeas: Tamarind curry.
Pork and prawns: tamarind curry.

This may have just been unfortunate choice of dishes on our part and larger groups ordering more dishes to share might get more variety. Mice ambience but based on our experience wouldn’t rush back.

Date of visit: March 2021
Thank AKLDer
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

My wife was luckily gifted a voucher from work for Cassia. It feels quite exclusive based on where the restaurant is situated i.e. tucked away in Fort Lane just off Queen Street.

Modern feel with exposed brick, exposed wiring for lights, and dark decor.

Service was great - attentive staff and food came out quickly.

Modern Indian cuisine - we said we do not have dietary requirements and wonder if we could have told them my wife would have preferred mild / medium (she can eat spicy but prefers mild). The eggplant dish was fairly spicy but still tasty and not overpowering. This is not a complaint but rather a point to make for future visitors.

The food was not 'blow-your-head-off' spicy, but offered flavour and a general heat and tingly mouth feel.

Plates are made to share, except for the bites which are almost literally just that - bite sized portions.

We have fairly large appetites (!) and also wanted to sample as much as we could in our visit so we ordered x2 bites each, x3 small dishes, x1 'To Share', x1 garlic naan side, and x1 dessert to share.

Every single dish had heaps of flavour and was presented beautifully!

We ordered the following:
- Pani Puri - my wife had this and is not a huge fan of mint but she wanted to try it and was not disappointed
- x2 Wagyu Beef croquettes - these came to us hot and came with a delicious type of mayo / cream that I wish we had more of!
Crayfish and beetroot cone - also beautifully presented and delicious with a bit of a kick
- Roasted carrot - the macadamia masala was to die for
- Eggplant - divine and a good hit of spice. Perhaps could have done with a little more smoked yoghurt
- Tandoori fish - not too much heat, great flavour, and the fish was cooked perfectly!
- Caramelised duck - this came with rice, and also a bit of a kick. Tender duck, so good
- Chocolate, banana cream, walnut - ice cream, bits of cake/brownie, raspberries, banana cream. Great way to finish off a warm meal with a bit of tart, sweet, cool flavours

This is a fine dining restaurant so expect to pay a little more for your dishes though you certainly get what you pay for at Cassia.

Date of visit: November 2020
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2  Thank lmcs1104
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Reviewed 25 October 2020

We consider an outing to Cassia a real treat with our budget so our expectations were high. We opted for the Journey through India and specified that we would like a premier wine match (mentioned that 3 times actually). Our first disappointment came when our first course arrived almost immediately after we had settled in. We hadn't even had our drink orders taken. The wine match arrived quite a time after the first course was finished and just before the next course arrived. The second course came almost immediately after the first course. At this rate we were going to be out of there in an hour or so so I asked the waiter to slow the next course down.
The food was devine but we thought the dessert wasn't enough and we joked that one of us could have eaten the serving for the table on our own. We aren't big eaters!
We enjoyed the premier wine selection of five small glasses. Tasting size only.
We were in the section where the iron chairs scrapped noisily on the concrete floor and the group next to us were up and down a lot. The lucky people in the main section had wooden chairs so didn't have the noise issue.
So not a perfect night.

Date of visit: October 2020
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2  Thank 177Chris177
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