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Great India

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141 Manners Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 5755
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We came in at 8.30 pm and got served at 9.30 pm. We had ordered just three things and it took an hour to get it done. The food was alright. The lamb saag tasted like they used the spices to cover up something that got burned along the way. Another annoying thing you got to order your rice separately.... More 

Thank Jobi M
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Now I've only been to a dozen Indian restaurants around NZ, but Great India is on a completely different level than the rest. The service was outstanding- better than most establishments in Wellington. Respectable wine list, and BYO for $8 is a bargain. The food was put of this world. The venison house specialty was my favorite. For meat lovers....they... More 

Thank Rebecca A
Canberra, Australia
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169 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This has always been our favourite Indian restaurant in Wellington. It is a couple of years since we were last here, and the standard of food and service is as good as ever. We had a wonderful lunch - curry with rice and naan bread all for $12. Well worth a visit if you enjoy curry.

Thank Dona S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Owners originally from Leicester, UK and know what a good curry should taste like. Reviews were good so decided to pop along early as had been out pounding the streets of Wellington for hours. Excellent friendly staff who knew their 'curries' and we were not disappointed. Very rich, nicely spiced sauces, meat tender and nan bread light, puffy and delicious.... More 

Thank Anne F
Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Just had our dinner here for the first time and I couldn't wait to post my review. I got to try their papadum, lamb samosa, chicken tikka masala, garlic naan and Affogato. They were all yummy but what I liked the most is their service. I worked as a customer service representative for years and the customer service at Great... More 

Thank Ryshel
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Always a good meal to be found here. Service is fantastic and they always ask if you have time to relax or if you're in a hurry. As I'm usually travelling alone they try to ensure I'm served reasonably quickly.

Thank Jofish27
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

it was a very nice experience to do dining in a great restaurant like GREAT INDIA.very nice environment, mind blowing service and superb food.

Thank gaurav g
Phoenix, Arizona
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236 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We definitely appreciated that a sick waiter was sent home; no one wants to catch a cold on vacation, least of all from a restaurant waiter! We dined here six years ago, and it is still superb! The butter chicken (forget about the calories!) is divine and a real treat. Others in our group had the lamb vindaloo, lamb korma,... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Rakesh and his crew consistently turn out the best service and the best food. And how good is his Bombay Sapphire Gin!!! You won't be disappointed by going here.

Thank Shane H
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This is the best Indian restaurant in Wellington and beyond. Consistantly Fabulous Food n Top Service. Thanks again Rakesh n team for a great night

Thank Dave D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Manners Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 5755

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