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Disappointing. Sauce (vindaloo) was tasty and well spiced; the lamb (what there was of it) also tasty and reasonably tender. However, the dish was essentially sauce and rice, as it contained very little meat (6 small pieces), which I eked out as best I could, and no vegetables at all. A shame, as the sauce itself was good.
We love going to Curry Leaf in Onehunga. The staff are friendly and if you go on a Tuesday night most mains are only $11.00 (as at September 2012).
My favourite would have to be the lamb shanks – so yummy!
They also provide a b.y.o wine service with a small cork-age fee.
Well worth it!!!
Best Indian I have found in Auckland! We had the banquet for two that came to under $60 for both of us & came with Sizzling platter for entree, Butter Chicken, Vege Korma, Lamb Rogan Josh & Beef Vindaloo, as well as the usual rice, 2 naans and sauces. I am not usually a fan of the latter two curries, but have found the meat they use in these curries is divine! The beef & lamb melts in your mouth & the sauces themselves are delicious. Also very good service & a cosy atmosphere, I recommend you try as it makes all other Indian restaurants pale in comparison.
Warm, friendly atmosphere as soon as we walked in. The waiters were approachable, polite and efficient.
We were very impressed with the delicious butter chicken and lamb saag we ordered.
The naan bread was hot and delicious.
Would recommend to friends and family and definitely come again.
Tried this place for the first time tonight and I will say that the service was great I did take away and waited about 20 minutes for it to be cookedby the time we got back to pick food up the person was walking it towards us so that was fantastic – we tried the tikka platter and the lamb shanks and 2 garlic naan bread for $49.00 the food was nice and spicy but with the lamb shanks were too over spiced it was like someone sneezed while adding spices as we could not taste the lamb at all so it could of been beef for all we knew the food didn’t come in containers it was just loose inside a tin foil bag (except the shanks they were in a container ) the potatoes that come with the shanks were very nice and the naan bread was nice and thick and not over powered with garlic overall service was fantastic bit too much spice would of liked to taste the food but would try again at some stage and maybe ask for a little less spice overall awesome service reasonable taste and would try again at some stage
This is the most fantastic Indian restaurant that I have ever been to! Everything is great! The prices, the service and the food. OOOOhhhh the food! Every morsel of food is completely divine. If you want real Indian food, then you should totally dine at the Curry Leaf. The lamb shank is to die for! It is the most succulent, soft and tender lamb shank I have tasted, ever. The tomato gravey over it is just right, and gets soaked up with the beautifully made naan bread. OH and not to mention the cumin potatoes, man oh man are those goood! All in all every experience I have had at the Curry Leaf has always been spectacular, friendly service, delish food and awesome prices!
Gorgeous food, and the mood of the place is so fabulous. I went with my partner on valentine’s day. It’s recently been renovated, and looks stunning inside. We absolutely loved the incredible Indian flavours:entree- fish tikka was perfectly cooked accompanied with mint chutney which was amazing. Naan breads were very good. And then my partner & I shared lamb shank dish which was really tender.
We finished our special night on sweet note by having gulab jamun.
The service at Curry Leaf was great. Both waiting staff and duty manager were attentive and polite. The food unfortunately was very average. It was very presented but lacked flavour and punch. Overall, the dining experience was plesant but not outstanding.
Not many Indian restaurants do curried lamb shanks. It was a special on the night we were there and it was a good change from my standard butter chicken.
Good service, great food and cold beer.
We often come here as the food is great !! the only issue is the service is quite slow but definatly worth the wait !
YUM! We drove past this place and decided to go in because there weren’t too many people and we needed fast service. We got much more… the food was great and the service was fast. They do $10 mains Mon-Wed so it makes the meal pretty cheap too.
Must eat there!
Went there last night for my birthday dinner with family. Service was excellent, as the staff was very attentive, friendly & accommodating. We turned up late with a group, cake, and no reservation.. yet we were greeted with friendly smiles, & poppadoms. The food was mouth watering!!.. I had the soup which i didn’t have too much of as i was too busy stuffing my face with everyone elses curries. The Delhi Butter Chicken was beautifully creamy with the right amount of chili, The lamb Madras which was ordered ‘Indian hot’ started out light & creamy with a nice bit of sweetness followed by a flaming hot fire- just how we ordered it. We also enjoyed a Mango chicken & Beef Vindaloos which were also very tasty. My group could not find one thing to complain about. We are big eaters & were surprisingly very satisfied with the portions & even left with doggy bags. Definitely a new fave for me to add to my short list. Will be making regular visits to this place.
Reasonably priced and friendly service. Recommended.
Went to Curry Leaf last night as I was having a quick dinner with a friend who was stopping over at the airport for a few hours and it was a great find! We let the staff know that we were in a hurry and they were very good at bringing out the food quickly.
When we first arrived we were promptly seated and given a poppadom each which was very tasty as we were hungry. We ordered pakoras and samosas for starters and two butter chickens, one vindaloo for dinner. They brought all of the meals out at once as per our request and the food was very yum. I especially enjoyed the Pakoras. As we went on a Monday night (I think it is a weekday deal) the mains were only $10 each!
Will definitely be heading there again if I am in the neighbourhood. Recommend highly as they have delicious food and am reasonably priced.
Love this place, have been to a few indian restaurants and this is by far the nicest love the butter chicken and garlic naan
I have been coming here regularly for the past two years and can always recommend this place. The quality of the food is good, with decent sized portions and comes as hot or mild as you like. Staff are efficient, helpful and friendly.
I went to this restaurant for lunch two months ago. I really enjoyed eating butter chicken with rice and nan. I also ordered mango drink, which was also nice. The waiter (I am not sure whether he was the owner?) was very friendly.
Eat there last night. It was the worst Indian restaurant I have experienced in Auckland.
NO AMBIANCE. Just the noise of a fridge buzzing non stop. I had to ask the waiter to put some music on. He then put the tv on…in a restaurant? Wanted some music not a TV.
Service was average. Friendliness was poor. It made us felt like at 8pm we were annoying them for being there. The server NEVER spoke. Uncomfortable feeling.
The curries were thick and “gluey”. These people should get out other restaurant business as they clearly don’t really care, nor do they want customers.
Love curry – dislike The Curry Leaf. A poorly run restaurant. Food, like I said, average AT BEST.
Last time I came here a few months ago I was not impressed by the butter chicken, but today I enjoyed a lovely lunch here with my friend. We ordered two mild plates, my friend had beef, and I had a lamb dish made with coconut cream (recommended by the waiter). Both curries were DELICIOUS and sweet and mild (we don’t like spicy). We were quite impressed by the quality of the food and the taste. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back.
I love this place, great for dining in or takeout, rich flavour and warms the belly every time.
Im a mango chicken lover and have to say over the past 3 years or so, there are some inconsistancies in recipe but, i guess that its just when they have different staff on.
still will always be popping around the courner to eat here!
Very good, very cheap curry ($7.50 lunch) Friendly staff.
The best Indian food I have tasted. My son and I have made this our local place to either dine in or take out probably more than we should, but so yummy. My favourite is the Pakora for entree, other Indian Restaurants I have dined at can’t beat theirs. Nice peaceful and relaxing atmosphere friendly staff.
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