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Chawla’s Indian Restaurant

4_half star rating 19 reviews

Telephone 09 308 9234

21B Wellesley St West
Auckland Central
Auckland City

Chicken, A La Carte, Indian, Fast Food
Mon - Sun
11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - Midnight
Provided by business


The exotic flavors of Chawla’s cuisine have been thrilling Indian palates since 1960. Now it’s your turn to try it out! Tingle your taste buds and experience the mouthwatering, lip-smacking dishes at Chawlas Indian Restaurant in Auckland’s CBD. Chawla Chicken is our very own much loved and popular food chain in India. It’s mainly known for its delicacy, the very famous ‘Cream Chicken’. “Chawla Chicken” is one of the biggest Indian cuisine food chains in India, with over 80 outlets there, numerous others overseas – and now finally in New Zealand. Millions of foodlovers have shown their enthusiasm for the authenticity and great taste of Chawlas Chicken. Come and find out what all the fuss is about! Located where ‘Varanasi’ used to be.


Photo of Chawla’s Indian Restaurant
Chicken Tikka Masala

More Information

Restaurants, Takeaway / Fast Food
Pay & Display
Price Range:
Cheap, Under $15
Smart casual
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
Takes Reservations:
Dietary Restrictions:
Vegetarian, Halal
Meals Served:
Lunch, Dinner
Payment Types:
Seating For:
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Chawla’s Indian Restaurant

5 star rating
by oliver p.
19th July 2014

What an amazing experience it was, Fantastic customer service, authentic indian curry,mind blowing it was, the taste of cream chicken still on taste buds and very nice and decent indian guy in turban, very much appreciate his customer service and friendly behavior.
Hats off to the good effort to bring awesome indian food to the plates.
Thanks and Good luck
Oliver p.

1 star rating
by Balli S.
15th June 2014

We called the restaurant and asked what time is the last dine in order. We arrived a few minutes after the said time 10.45 tonight a Saturday and ordered two curries, 3 naans and a salad between the four of us. As two of us had been before we knew the portions were large so didn’t order more curries. The cunning waitress added a third dish which we questioned when she repeated the order. We pointed out that we didn’t order the additional dish. She then comes back and informs us that the chef requires us to order another curry because they had kept two chefs for us. We were a bit amused to say the least as an additional four patrons had entered the restaurant after us, so we asked to speak to the manager. Enter Sunny the manager who confirmed very rudely that we had to order another curry and that this was the policy. We asked to cancel the order and took our business elsewhere. Sunny’s response a shrug of the shoulder and a “ok”. Needless to say we won’t be back
and would recommend stearing well clear until they change managers and food quotas!!!!!

5 star rating
by Sunpreet S.
7th June 2014

Great job done by chawlas, who provided us with mouth watering dishes with real Indian flavors coming up in our plates, Hats off you guys…

With really warm and welcoming customer service.

Love to visit again and again

5 star rating
by Latha Karthigaa M.
21st April 2014

Food is extra ordinary in this restaurant. The taste is perfect with all the spices equally touching the tongue. The items used in the dishes are really fresh which I could easily grab from its taste. Also, the waiters are so good and kind to the customers. I would not only appreciate them, but also thank all the people behind the restaurant for giving wonderful food to us.

I will often visit this restaurant, at least once in 3 days :)

4 star rating
by Pratik
6th February 2014

Been here 2 times so far. The menu has great choices. Had non-veg and veg mains with Rice, Naan and Roti. The desert such as Mango Kulfi is as it should be with nice presentation.

The food has an authentic and fresh flavor. Their complimentary sides are great too and much appreciated along with their warm and welcoming customer service! The serving time can be slow when at half capacity. The decor (apart from the assortment of alcoholic drinks!) in the restaurant evokes a true feeling of India too. The prices are reasonable too! Overall, I definitely recommend this Indian restaurant than others in the CBD.

4 star rating
by riddhi
19th January 2014

Went to Chawlas Restaurant after a movie one night (went around 8.30pm). We ordered Creamy Chicken, Rarra Chicken, Butter Paneer, Rogan Josh and Chicken Tikka.

The service was slightly slow and the waiters did forget to give us rice after our curries had been served but it was quickly noticed and dealt with. Otherwise the waiters/waitresses were very friendly and helpful, recommending dishes and explaining ones we weren’t sure about.

The food was delicious. Good quality and a very good quantity for what you are paying. The creamy chicken I personally would not be able to eat alone as it is quite rich for my tastes but was still lovely.

The deals and discounts they have are also very good and overall I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Will come back again :)

2 star rating
by Kim
28th December 2013

We waited more than an hour for our food….and it was not good. Very few customers and still we waited. Nice owners but doesn’t make up for a bad time and good money spent. Would never go back.

5 star rating
by Barrie G.
3rd December 2013

Four of us had lunch today (Tuesday), $16 each for a curry, a beer, two poppadoms, one chapati and (for me) chicken saagwala and rice. Food was delicious, service prompt and couldn’t really fault it. We were the only pink faces there, all the other diners looked Indian which I usually reckon is a good sign. Will definitely go again. The others had a Chcken Korma, a chicken tikka masala and a rogen josh and all said it was excellent,

3 star rating
by kpfamily5
13th October 2013

Went here end of sept with my colleagues who are all keen eaters of Indian food all over the globe. Firstly must say some of these reviews on here seem very suspect and suspicious as the food was very average, I could only be honest it is not even at the level of Shamiana in a food court.

Restaurant presentation was simple, okay staff but paid little attention to the quality of food. Slow service. Would not go out of my way to eat here. Nothing special.

5 star rating
by Vikz
30th August 2013

Food is authentic Indian style, really tasty and fresh. Love the dĂ©cor, great music, staff were extremely friendly and service was excellent. Great price too…
The only extra I would’ve liked would be some chutneys – tamarind, mango, maybe a lime pickle on offer?
Recommend the butter chicken (not Kiwi style like you might be used to, far superior to that!) and the Malai Kofta. Plus its great to see Indian drinks on the menu…’Limca’ and ‘Thumbs Up’. Will defo return for another Indian experience!!

5 star rating
by Gajraj Y.
7th July 2013

Well done. It’s great to see a restaurant which has the courage to show what authentic Indian food is. After a very long time tasted some fabulous food. Liked the fact that they don’t ask Mild, medium or Hot. As I believe, cuisine should be served as it should be, not tailored to mild it down or heat it up. Food is appreciated when it has the right flavors and seasoning. Chawlas Indian Restaurant showcases the cuisine very well. Service is great. Personal and friendly. Not pushy at all. Will definitely visit again and again. If one has a craving for true Indian food, this is a must visit Restaurant. I am convinced they’ll maintain the standards.

5 star rating
by Ruma N.
4th July 2013

Excellent food & excellent service. Mr. Singh is very polite and gives good recommendations. We ordered Indian medium hot & that is exactly what was served. We will definitely visit again. Keep it up!!

4 star rating
by Neha D.
27th June 2013

Fantastic food, awesome staff….excellent service :)))))

5 star rating
by Tilak W.
13th June 2013

Excellent Service! Authentic Indian taste.We had Cream chicken,Rarra Chicken,Malai Kabab,Black dal & Palam Paneer.
All too good to be true:)Most importantly they would serve with a Smile.The staff were very polite as well.They made us sit & wait we waited for our take away & asked us for drinks etc.Thats the service we miss in most restaurants

5 star rating
by Simranjeet S.
5th June 2013

Delicious, magnificent, authentic and fresh come into mind when describing the food at Chawlas.

Ordering a range of vegetarian dishes, each one appeared to be made with an independent base (unlike other Indian restaurants) which provided each dish with their unique flavour.

The service is excellent and friendly.

Would I recommend to a friend, YES! and I will be joining them for round two.

5 star rating
by Gary H.
5th June 2013

Awesome food. Not your usual ,over creamy ,slops. great service and a huge organic and Vegetarian selection as well as all the usual meat dishes. The Rarra Chicken was great. It is a chicken dish which has a mince gravy sauce.
The service was excellent, timely and attentive and the restaurant was immaculately clean.
Mango lassi was to die for.

5 star rating
by Suyogya T.
4th June 2013

I, myself being Indian, would bet that no other place in New Zealand would serve more authentic food than Chawla’s. I used to visit Chawla’s very often back in India and this place has the same quality food as it was there. Staff are very friendly (happy faces). Prices are good. I would certainly recommend everyone to try this place out.

4 star rating
by Aaron S.
4th June 2013

Went along with my friends to the restaurant last night, food was really good. Do try Raaraa Chicken its awesome :)

5 star rating
by Payal K.
1st June 2013

Best Indian food ever had especially the cream chicken.
Good service with smiley faces all around.

Food is really different with authentic flavors and not as creamy as other restaurants. The desert was really awesome mango kulfi is just so delicious.
Staff is very friendly and helpful and have good knowlegde of Indian food. Keep it up

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