Went about couple of days before and was welcomed with an awesome atmosphere, with beautiful music in the background and the staff with excellent customer service. Had gone with few friends and were really hungry. When we ordered food told them to give it fast out as we were starving. Within 10 to 15mins the food came out with a beautiful aroma and taste. We all truly loved the food and is the best Indian restaurant I have been too. The drinks we ordered were a bit warm while we wanted them chilled. Except for that minute problem, me and my friends had a lovely experience and have definitely become their lifelong customers.
Thank you India Gate for the brilliant food, customer service and atmosphere.
Great service I had my wedding there and the food and service was very nice the layout and lights. All my family and Friends had a wonderful time I would definitely recommend India Gate for nice family evening out or an occasion. Adeline Mane
20th December 2011
I work near the location of India Gate and decided to walk in during the lunch special times. The waiter was nice and showed me around right away and ask me if I’d like any drinks. The waitress was also nice. I ordered the butter chicken and I have tried a lot of butter chicken but this one of the best. 5 stars and hope to try new things on my lunch break in the future.
11th February 2012
The chicken tikka masala was gorgeous. Loved the chunky pieces of onion and green pepper. Loaded with tender chicken. Hugely flavoursome. Beautiful soft garlic naan.
I had to knock a star off, because we ordered MILD palak paneer, and received HOT palak paneer. Sadly I couldn’t eat it, as my palate just can’t cope. My partner managed to consume it, but wasn’t really able to enjoy it because it was not mild enough for him to taste the flavours, not just the heat, either.
Apart from that however, when we went in to collect the takeaway, the venue looked like it would be amazing for a function. Would purchase tikka masala again, I would just be super clear about my heat-requirements!
19th June 2011
Went over to India gate on Wednesday night as they had a special $ 9.90 for most mains. It took a while for the food to arrive, however, the taste was ecstatic.
The chicken Karachi was the best – its an in house special.
the service was really good, the waiter was very courteous and polite.
Overall – it was a great experience except for the time it took for the food to be prepared. 4/5 – will definitely visit again.
22nd February 2012
Greetings fellow reviewers and readers,
My friend and I went to India Gate tonight and we were NOT disappointed.
We were greeted by a chirpy young Indian man at the foot of the stairs who took us to our table and immediately set up a small fan heater to keep us nice and toasty warm on this chilly evening (and we didn’t even ask for it). I knew straight away we were in for a good night.
The set-up was divine, it wasn’t too bright and the music was set at a calm tone – India Gate is an excellent restaurant to enjoy a nice hot meal after a hard days work. The service, the taste and the setting was absolutely marvellous!!!
Every 15mins a bright and bubbly waiter/waitress would check up on our table to see if we needed anything else. This was perfect as we needed more rice and more drinks as the evening progressed.
I would DEFINITELY recommend this place to anyone who enjoys real rich Indian food, Excellent Customer Service and a kick-back relaxing evening. Thanks again India Gate! Next time, I’m bringing all 34 members of my family. I hope you got room for all of us!
11th July 2012
I discovered this restaurant two weeks back and have already been three times! There are four other Indian restaurants I go to – but the food here tops them all! Very authentic, not “watered down” for Euro tastebuds. Many Indians choose to dine here, which is a signal of it’s quality. As well as the excellent food, when one considers the special on mains Mon-Thurs – then this is doubtless the best value Indian in Auckland. Staff courteous and non intrusive. Warm surroundings.
11th August 2012
Food and atmosphere was really good and very reasonably priced. Only negative feedback is we were told that we could not takeaway rice they provided with the curry as the rice is complimentary. I found this very odd as we had at least half of bowl of rice remaining. I really hope they don’t re use their rice!
11th September 2012
Good food, friendly waiters/waitresses, nice decor, affordable pricing. Simply do not understand the policy you have about not allowing your dine in customers to get their leftover rice packed up in a takeaway container. The only explanation is that you use the leftover rice for other customers. If not, wouldn’t you rather give the rice away to those who want it instead of throwing it away? Please explain.
13th September 2012
My colleague and I had an excellent time at India Gate. The food was immaculate and the flavours of both the starters and the mains were explosive. What we really loved the most was the excellent customer service – every 15 mins the manager would come around and check on the diners to see if we/they needed anything else. The food, the soft light atmosphere and the service is a huge 10 out of 10. I will be going back with a bigger party next time.
We celebrated my parents 50th Wedding anniversary here on 16th Jan 2015 at the Papatoetoe location.
The facilities are top notch and the staff were superb.Balvinder and team did an exceptional work and our guests complimented very positively.
The food was delicious and the event flowed very well.
Thank you Shivani and team for an awesome job to make this auspicious event remarkable and successful.