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Cinnamon Fine Indian Cuisine & Bar

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13 Tongariro Street | Next to Mulligans, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice indian food, and their samosas are amazing. We had chicken jalfrezi and lamb bhuna, both of which had good strong spice flavours.

Thank doesfoot
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for lunch with our grand-daughters; we were blown away by the decor and feel of the place. Very impressive. The food was excellent, very tasty, spicy & full of flavour. The girls were not so keen on the curries on offer, but soon found their favourites on the menu, and were well pleased with them. The... More 

Thank Limier
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch on Saturday Butter chicken for $11 bloody good value could've had more chicken in the curry but taste was very good Will be back at this price

Thank Dean F
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Eaten here twice on the way home from skiing, great lunch options, had Chicken Saag, friends had Vindaloo and Butter Chicke, all very good and for $10.90 including rice and a naan. Good views of Taupo too.

1 Thank Elizabeth P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal delivered to our home last week. Every dish exceeded our expectations. I am a bit of an Indian food fan myself. Every meal we get from Cinnamon in Taupo is just fantastic. Compliments to your staff and your Chef. We love your meals! See you again soon. Stu

Thank Stuart T
Winchester, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was delighted to find this restaurant open on what seemed like a very quiet Monday evening but the minute I saw that Goat Curry was listed as a Special for the day I decided I had to go in and try it out. It was an excellent choice, simple, but well put together and served with boiled rice and... More 

Thank Erasmus16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious Indian food, the best in Taupo that I've found. A different variety on the menu from what you find at other restaurants, which is nice. The staff are pretty good and attentive too.

Thank unicyclistjoe
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

well. they didn't have much variety in halal menu. except chicken. But still it wasn't that bad experience as we had with the accommodation in Taupo.

Thank Hussein A
CinnamonRestaurant, Manager at Cinnamon Fine Indian Cuisine & Bar, responded to this review

First of all, you visited an original INDIAN restaurant with fully equipped alcohol bar NOT pakistani or any islamic restaurant so you had over expectation with full halal menu from us. We are committed offer something for everyone such as gluten free, vegetarian and special dietary requirements. You should have appreciate our effort to offer you something. More 

Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

From the minute you walk in the door, your experience begins. The authentic Indian décor, the lighting and background music, all set the mood for a lovely evening of dining. Greeted by the friendly and obliging staff also helped us relax and simply enjoy the wonderful authentic Indian cuisine. A welcoming venue, friendly service, relaxing atmosphere and beautiful food.....a lovely... More 

Thank mikeadams0n
Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great food and awesome service. I am Gluten free and the first time I visited they made me a chick pea (Gluten Free) Nairn bread. I had said I couldn't have Gluten, so they specially made me one out of chick pea. That's going the extra mile!

Thank KerryHudson

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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
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Indian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Tongariro Street | Next to Mulligans, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: 064-07-3774458
HERITAGE OF INDIA continues its journey after 10 years of continuous success in Taupo as CINNAMON. Su Swagatam (Welcome - you are invited)Welcome to the ethnic taste of our Indian cuisine is as rich and varied as its culture. Tickle the fancy of your palate with glorious Indian curries, Vegetarian delights and tasty tandoori treats. Or indulge in the exclusive & delicious seafood dishes of Malabar coast, banquets, kid's special, lunch deals and much more.We would like to finish by welcoming you to "Cinnamon" for Fine Indian Dining Experience!Reasons to choose us!We expertise to bring you authentic Indian tradition & exclusivityWe operate approved audited Food Control Plan means; We are serious about food safetyWe tailor our dishes to your choice & spicy levelWe offer gluten free, vegan & healthy dishes suit to youWe offer delivery & catering at your place and also online orders

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