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“Super Indian”
Review of Indian Affair

Indian Affair
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Ranked #9 of 139 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $28
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Indian Affair is Taupo’s finest Indian dining experience. They’re easily located on the corner of Ruapehu and Tuwharetoa Street’s right in the heart of Taupo’s bar and restaurant scene. Indian Affair’s menu combines a diverse mix of traditional and modern Indian cuisine combined with personable and efficient service. Indian Affair is not just any restaurant, their minimalist environment coupled with the vibrancy generated from our busy nature makes Indian Affair a great place to visit with friends and enjoy a wine or traditional Indian beer. Indian Affair’s modern, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere will suit anyone's needs.
Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

We were wandering the streets of Taupo only a wee bit hungry and chanced upon a bright clean Indian restaurant with a solid NZ wine list.
The billboard suggested we indulge in excellence and indeed we did. Nicest Lamb Marsala I’ve ever had! And the service was unobtrusive and informative.
If we’re back in Taupo we’ll be back at Indian Affair.

Date of visit: January 2023
Thank JanM468
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Reviewed 9 January 2023

Not much wrong with the food but maybe not up to its normal excellent standard. The starters and rice were good but only warm, rather than hot, and the cheese Naan bread was a bit bland. We had eaten there recently one lunchtime and enjoyed the meal more. We had a vegetarian platter and a mixed platter and all had mains with yellow rice, we were expecting white rice. All had an assortment of breads/Naan. The restaurant was probably over full with too many covers for the staff to cope with. I think they should have actually said no to some of the casual diners who had not booked. I felt cramped and too close to the table next to us, and it was very hard to attract the staff’s attention to order more drinks or water. We had to go to the counter to ask for take out of our leftovers and were actually given our own foil and dishes to wrap the food up ourselves, that seemed very unusual. We also were surprised to have our mains arriving before our table had been cleared, so think that was definitely due to a shortage of serving staff. Having said that, my Butter chicken was very nice so well worth taking the leftovers home. Will give it a break before we visit again as we want to try out other Indian restaurants in the area, to compare price, service and food quality.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Thank Monica N
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Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

We ordered delivery as had just arrived for a few days in Taupo, and it’s the best Indian we’ve ever had. We appreciated that they put the chilli sauce on the side for the dish we wanted to share with our toddler. Very tasty. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2023
Thank VictoriaP368
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Reviewed 29 November 2022

We first discovered Indian Affair while using the force to pick a takeaway, and how well it has served us! We've since been back every time we're in Taupō and, given how much we like to try new places, that in itself is a hugely positive review.
The food is *amazing* and has been on every visit. The menu is extensive and everything we've tried has been delicious. The staff are lovely and welcoming. We'll be back next time we're near Taupō!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Thank adamcC5251ZZ
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Reviewed 12 October 2022

We would have give 5 stars for delicious food and excellent service, but when paying account the staff were not aware of the advertised GOLD CARD discount and manager or owner wanted to negotiate. If they didn’t want to be part of the GOLD CARD discount get off the website.

Date of visit: October 2022
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