Clare S. said: "I love this place, I work close by and am constantly dropping in for my coffee fix. I have often had lunch here and the food is delicious whether from the cabinet selection or from the menu and the staff are always smiling. It’s…" read more »
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Reviews for Chawla’s Indian Restaurant
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
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!!!!!
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
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
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
30th August 2013
Food is authentic Indian style, really tasty and fresh. Love the décor, 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!!
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.
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!!
by Neha D.
27th June 2013
Fantastic food, awesome staff….excellent service :)))))
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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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