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Indian Affair

34 Cnr Ruapehu and Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2295
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“curries” (28 reviews)
“saag paneer” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
34 Cnr Ruapehu and Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The food was good but we were sort of deceived by the waiter onto buying to much food. Otherwise the food was good. Also the room was cold.

Thank SamuelCase
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We come here every time we pass through Taupo. Have never been disappointed . Fantastic curry last night.

Thank sue w
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Wandered in looking for a nice indian and found out it's a locals haunt. Always a good sign. Staff were really friendly, portions were ever-so big and value was there too. Would recommend

Thank kjm105
Reviewed 10 April 2017

we were in Taupo for a 60th and we needed a little time away from all the family so ducked into town for dinner, it was a lengthy wait, but was worth it. I think the problem was all of the takeaway orders, the whole...More

Thank SteveandAngeM
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Food was great! Servers were attentive. We were skeptical at first given the emptiness of the restaurant, but soon realized that was because lots of people ordered their food to go. One piece of advice, if you're traveling from the US, is that their "medium"...More

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We ate here once for dinner. When we arrived a large group of guest was about to pay and leave. The two very friendly staff were busy with that table. It took 10 minutes for our beer to arrive. Once the group had left, the...More

Thank SnappyMarie
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Indian food market in NZ is extremely competitive and, as a result, superlative for consumers. Indian Affair has it: big (expensive) beer pitchers and superb food. Very popular so go early.

Thank Nail56
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had the most delicious curry here, amazing friendly staff and great service. Would definitely recommend. Be back soon!

Thank Finlayjacks
Reviewed 17 March 2017

You can tell that something is wrong when a restaurant is not too popular and you wonder why Indian Affair is often empty when other Indian Restaurants in Taupo are turning people away. The food, while well portioned, seemed artificial and not the quality of...More

Thank KennyAnnand
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Service was good but was disappointed with my paneer although the owner did warn me it was different from eating it in India. It tasted like tomato soup but my daughters butter chicken was good as was the bahji.

Thank TaupoSheryll
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you do BYO wine and if so how much do you charge for corkage. Thanks.
15 October 2015|
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Response from Neil H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Richard they charge $6 best curry house in Taupo so would recommend it speak to Harry top guy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Cnr Ruapehu and Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 2295
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