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Satya South Indian Restaurant & Cafe

#395 of 1,773 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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271 Karangahape Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 0007
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late in Auckland after travelling all day from paihia. We got to the restaurant not long before closing but they welcomed us in and served us a beautiful meal. It was our sons birthday and they gave him a free dessert with a musical candle! A perfect end to a great day. Lovely couple.... thanks so much.

Thank Marissa C
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Went here with a group which allowed us to try 3 or 4 dishes between us. A couple of curries, chicken, lamb and also the masala dosai. All of them were excellent but the masala in particular. It's a reasonable price made even more reasonable by using the entertainment book. Service is fine and the restaurant itself is a little... More 

Thank Alan H
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Really ordinary fare. Too many spices. Quite expensive. Not value for money.. Can get similar taste from "Ready to eat" and Frozen food. Staff was friendly though. Not recommended.

Thank Sai M
Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Popped in here with my son on the way to a gig on K Rd. Had heard about the legendary Dahi Puri from a number of friends. Was welcomed into the place by the two most wonderful hosts. Explained we only wanted an entree each and it was no problem. And yes it is that good! It is a homemade... More 

Thank 367DarrellB
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I have eaten here often and the food is very good. The Masala Dosai is a south Indian speciality that I have only found previously in Sree Krishna South Indian speciality restaurant in London. The Rava Dosai is great too ... beautiful rancake, relishes and a side of lamb korma. The only think that lets this place down is the... More 

Thank Paul D
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the Indian lunch special at this restaurant. The food was delicious and well cooked and the special for lunch was $12 which includes your drink. But the decor is dated and looks dirty. Everything could do with a good scrub. The chair coverings had food on them from previous diners and the restaurant is quite dark and... More 

Thank Hfanau
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I went to Satya with a group as an end of year University dinner. The staff were a little strange but nothing too offensive. They were fine with us splitting the bill based on items which was very helpful. I ordered the Vege Korma, having had one at Uni Curry which was amazing every time. However this was a bland... More 

Thank AnElsie
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Came here for the first time with a friend for dinner. It is a long narrow restaurant with, shall we say, quaint decor. The menu had a lot of items that I was unfamiliar with, so lots of new dishes to try. For starters we ordered a mixed platter of entrees, which was almost a meal in itself.The manager came... More 

Thank Mungle
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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853 reviews
568 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 542 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant when exploring Auckland, and given that other Indian restaurants we visited in New Zealand were definitely cheaper than most other food we decided to eat here. It lived up to expectation; the menu certainly was affordable. The place was popular, with most of the tables being occupied; unfortunately this occupation was mostly in the form... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The complementary bread wasn't very nice. The meals we had were quiet bland and not as spicy as what you get in other Indian restaurants.

Thank Danial109

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 Karangahape Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 0007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?