Auckland has a big Indian community and so it is no surprise that there are many great Indian restaurants serving all types of Indian cuisine as well as many cooking modern Indian fusion food as well. Whether you are looking for something more traditional or modern we've got you covered.
These are our picks for the 6 the best Indian restaurants in Auckland…
Gorkha Eastern Beach
Gorkha Eastern Beach specializes in authentic Nepalese and Indian cuisine. The food is delicious, light, and healthy, and their extensive menu includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Their location, overlooking Eastern Beach, is stunning and lovely. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the service is excellent. They offer online ordering and free delivery on orders of over 40 dollars and up to 5 km away.
They serve dishes from different parts of the globe at great prices. Manchurian, momo, chow mien, curries, and Indian bread are some of the many choices on the menu. The goat biryani and veggie sizzler are highly recommended, and they offer a good wine list to go with the flavorful food.
- Nepalese and Indian cuisine
- Stunning location
- Friendly service
- Soul warming food
Very friendly staffs and 100% for the customer service! Thumbs up! 👍🏿 good foods compliments to all the chefs who cooked our food last night..thank you and well be back.Yumi
Foreshore Indian Restaurant & Bar
Food and service come together at Foreshore Indian Restaurant & Bar. Founded in 2017, they serve authentic Indian and Indochinese food for dining in and takeaway. They are open for lunch and dinner at two locations and are vegetarian and vegan friendly. The restaurant is nicely decorated and cozy with great views and a lovely location right on the seafront.
They offer an extensive menu at reasonable prices. Some specialties are chicken Mughlai, garlic cheese naan, and lamb korma. The servings are generous, and they have a good selection of wine and beer. The food is freshly cooked, and the service is excellent.
- Authentic Indian and Indochinese
- Reasonable prices
- Good wine list
- Nice ambiance
First time ordering here and we've lived here for 4years! Wish we tried this place sooner. Absolutely delicious food and pricing is reasonable. The staff were super friendly I'll definitely be going back.Taui
Khana serves authentic Indian food with a modern twist in St. Heliers and Meadowbrook. They specialize in a contemporary and boutique presentation of traditional Indian dishes. Their menu is wide-ranging, and the ambiance is pleasant. Their approach to foodservice is holistic and sustainable.
Inspired by Northern Indian cuisine, they specialize in Indian curries with thick, spicy gravies, dried fruits, and nuts. They offer vegetarian dishes, Indian bread, stuffed parathas, kulchas, and biryanis. The stuffed parathas are flaky Indian bread with different fillings. Kulchas are bread made from fermented dough. There is a special kids’ menu that includes a scoop of ice cream with every meal.
- Authentic Indian with a modern twist
- A holistic approach to foodservice
- Vegetarian dishes
- Amazing ambiance
Amazing food – full of generous portions of protein and veges and flavour, great friendly service and love the specials (enjoying some free cauliflower florets tonight – absolutely delicious!!) thank you so much Khana for never disappointing.Amanda
Namaste Indian Restaurant and Bar
Located in Highbrook, East Tamaki, Namaste Indian Restaurant and Bar is an authentic Indian restaurant that serves barbecue, Turkish, and Nepali dishes. Their staff is polite and attentive, and the service is friendly. Vegan, vegetarian, and halal options are available. They offer online ordering, delivery, a lunch box special, snack packs for conferences, and free garlic naan for orders over 40 dollars.
Some popular items are the cheese garlic naan, the Namaste Chicken wrap, and Lamb Korma. The menu also includes samosas, curries, biryanis, and vegetarian paneer dishes. The Namaste lemon chicken, lamb, beef, or prawns are specialties. Their takeaway service is great, their prices are reasonable, and the portions are generous.
- Authentic barbecue, Turkish, Nepali dishes
- Lovely flavors
- Online ordering
- Generous portions
Awesome meals, friendly staff, and they do takeaways.
I have dined here several times and have never been disappointed.
The Deccan Indian Restaurant & Bar
Opened in 2018, The Deccan Indian Restaurant & Bar serves some of the best authentic Indian food in town. They specialize in Andhra cuisine, a southern Indian style from the Deccan Plateau known for its spices and use of red and green chilis. Using the freshest ingredients, they create a taste that is different and unique. Conveniently located on Sainsbury Road near St Luke’s Mall, they offer takeaway, venue hire, and catering.
Using fresh produce, poultry, meat, and spices, they create dishes with an authentic Indian taste. The menu includes starters, curries, biriyani, flatbreads, and a selection of wine, beer, and cocktails. Tandoori, Deccan special curries, and butter-chicken are some specialties. All food is made to order.
- Complete Indian experience
- Deccan special curries
- Great ambiance
- Convenient location
Their food is so amzing, the best Indian food in auckland for such amazing prices.I love going there and the staff is also super friendly. Surely recommend deccan.Rashika
Cassia Modern Indian
Opened in 2014 in Fort Lane, Cassia Modern Indian is Auckland’s first modern Indian dining restaurant. Owned by Sid and Chand Sahrawat, they serve traditional Indian food made from local and authentic ingredients. They offer dine-in service and takeout, gift vouchers, private dining, and intimate spaces for events. The ambiance is modern with exposed brick and wiring. The service is great, and the staff is attentive.
The menu includes appetizers, small dishes, sharing plates, sides, desserts, and drinks. Lamb kebabs, Bhuna Chicken, tandoori fish, and roasted carrots with cream and masala spices are some favorites. They sell their bottled signature sauces, spice kits, and Asylum candles for your use at home.
- Modern Indian dining
- Local and authentic New Zealand ingredients
- Creative presentation
- Intimate dining spaces for events
One of my most favourite places to eat. Love the menu, love the drinks, great staff and service.Pareen