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We love Indian food, and go out regularly to different Indian restaurants, and I would rate our dining experience at Namaste Express (Epsom) worthy of 5 stars!
Not only did we receive friendly and unpretentious customer service, but the food exceeded our expectations. On the surface, the Epsom restaurant/takeaway looks like a regular Indian food vendor, but the food was just as good, or better than most Indian restaurants we’ve been to.
We enjoyed the Lamb Korma and Palak Paneer, and I must say, the texture of the cheese naan we ordered was the best I’ve ever tried! It was delicate and fresh. The flavour of the curries was well balanced and it was great to see and taste fresh herbs in the Palak Paneer. Delicious.
Rajneesh Kumar was great at approaching us to ensure we were comfortable, as well as another waiter (who I didn’t get his name) who served us also with a genuine smile.
Overall, great experience and we will definitely be back for more.
5 Star all the way. Nice restaurant & Excellent service by the staff and food was Devine + alot of varieties. Would recommend to all.
Now i am number 1 fan of this restaurant and will be a regular customer.
I really enjoy indian food, but Namaste express is a really authentic Indian takeaway and restaurant.. All their food is tastey, my favorite would be their smoked flavored tandoori chiken, and lamb shish.. their curries are the best in town, well done on the food and the excellent service from the friendly efficient staff!! 10/10
Had a birthday party for my Daughter and it was the best one we had. Everything and everyone were taken care of by the staff. We had 30 guests and all thoroughly enjoyed the great service, ambiance and most importantly the food.
This is the second time in a row we celebrated the birthday party there.
A great find, lovely Indian food with a huge choice PLUS many gluten free items clearly indicated. I love choosing from the menu, and find the staff really friendly and efficient especially Rajneesh. Will be back regularly and recommend to all especially to Coeliacs who don’t often have such a choice. Well done guys
My team and I at OfficeMax highly recommend Namaste at the new branch in Highbrook. We have become regulars for their wonderful lunchtime special which is not only great value for money but is extremely tasty and comes with a curry, rice and naan bread. Their menu is varied and interesting and they will make it as mild or as hot as you can handle. Ingredients are fresh, the ambience is great and the staff are friendly, helpful and efficient.
Make sure that you book on a Friday for the lunchtime session though, it is so popular you may not get a table.
I am a regular at Namaste as I live in the neighbourhood. I wanted to write a review to say how consistently delicious the food is. I eat mostly vegetarian dishes here but have had the prawns and fish. I have found the staff to be so warm and friendly and would recommend eating in as well as the presentation of food delivered to the table is beautiful.
My wife doesn’t like Indian food, until we ate from this place. We had the lamb jalfrezi and the spectacular prawn madras accompanied by rice and some of the nicest naan I have eaten in Auckland(not oily at all). A great addition to the neigbourhood and this visit won’t be our last
We tried Namaste after they delivered a flier and our local Remuera takeaway had become pretty average and inconsistent.
We were impressed with the delicious refined flavours and lean chicken breast used. Always consistent . Great friendly service. Love the complimentary salad – rounds out the rich flavours nicely.
We look forward to our weekly (or more) meal from Namaste. We try to save it for Fridays but sometimes we can’t wait that long…
Friendly staff, great service and awesome food. Malai Kofta is a personal favourite of mine and their nan breads are some of the best I’ve tasted They know me by name now and it’s always a pleasure to pop in for a $10 lunch special. Fast service means I’m never late back to my desk.
Always professional, the boys at Namaste Express really know how to make customers feel welcome. The food is always expertly prepared and taste wonderful. The service is exceptional and they remember your order as if you were in there daily. We used to have lunch there and with half an hour, we were hard pressed to find anywhere that we could sit and eat without feeling rushed. Namaste Express always had our order on the table as soon as we sat down – always immaculate, always amazing. Now, I go there about once a week for dinner and am excited for their new branch opening in Highbrook and their sit down restaurant in Greenlane. Definitely recommend, I haven’t had better Indian food anywhere in Auckland.
Simply the best. Highly recommended!
Favourite Indian restaurant/takeaway by far.
Fantastic authentic Indian food made with care and attention to detail and always fresh. All served with complimentary salad and poppadoms.
The owner and his staff are very friendly and always willing to provide assistance when you want to try something outside of the so-called ‘standard’ Indian dishes.
Their lemon chicken is top shelf and their vindaloo is outstanding!
Ok so I get to Namaste Express nice looking place. Food was ok. There’s only one thing that I felt uncomfortable eating there is that I felt like the owner was watching me eat the whole time I was there. Would I go back and to Namaste Express the answer is No.
Wow, what a experience, real taste of India….
We ordered 4 different curry all of them with perfect taste, best of all no food coloring and made with love & care and best of all what an excellent service, no wonder it has been my favorite spot nowadays.
Best vindaloo in Auckland.
The food is always great, well priced and great meal size.
I have to say this is the best looking indian food iv seen, they take great pride in their food.
I eat here two-three times a week.
After moving from the UK, it took a while to find a good Indian but I am so SO glad I found Namaste Express!
Every Friday I get my curry from them and I have never come across such a consistently excellent curry as I get from here. You can tell with every mouthful that the ingredients are perfectly fresh and it means that every curry always tastes amazing.
The additional poppadoms and salad that come with the curry are a bonus!
Tasty curries, with rich flavours and consistent quality. Friendly staff & very clean premises. I get takeaway at least once a week from these guys.
Meal sizes are decent, and come with poppadoms and a salad.
I must admit, I’m not a big Indian food eater but sometimes I really feel like it.
Came here for lunch after reading the reviews on here. The location was great as I was going to pick my sister up from school in an hour and just made it for the lunch specials.
The butter chicken (medium spiced) which I ordered was among the best I’ve had so far. Not oily or lumpy like others I’ve had. It came out within 5 minutes of ordering. Portion was generous for $10 and it came with a naan bread.
I also ordered some onion bhaji, vegetable pakora and various flavours of naan to takeaway. All fantastic flavours!
Not really somewhere you would go for a romantic meal or for a nice dining experience as it is more takeaway based.
Overall, great food and reasonable prices. Staff are friendly and go out of their way to make sure everything is alright.
I will be returning here without a doubt!
Namaste Express has fast become one of my favourite Indian Restaurants. I have consistently received delicious food and friendly service and it’s always speedy! Highly recommended! My faves are the Mango Chicken and Cheese, Chilli and Garlic Naan!
The food was generous, tasted delicious and was definitely great value for money. Actually, I was blown away by the service, the quality of the takeaway bags and menus and how tidy and clean the place was. I watch my $$ but felt a little guilty with the value I was getting.
It was one of the very rare Indian places who also serve a salad with your meat dishes so that you feel your meal has a meat and vege balance to it too.
10/10 for this little beauty!!! Definitely my favourite Indian place now I’ve discovered it!!
We are Indians who do cook at home a lot, but get takeout from these guys at least once a week. We are serious foodies and love our curries among other things.
Their food is so good, tasty and generous unlike a lot of places you would get take out from. (Indian or otherwise) When you ask for hot (spicy), you get hot so be careful.
I have never written a review but have been meaning to write this one for a few weeks. The main guy is very friendly and there are always a few smiles from the kitchen which you can see into.
We discovered namaste by accident. The curries are fantastic, the naan great, the people really lovely and helpful and really good value for money. We were delighted to find they also delivered and they are now a regular part of dining. Nothing better!!!
This is simply the best restaurant I have been to.
The chefs are from Chimoli, somewhere high up in the himalayas and the curries they make are delicious.
I came here with a voucher and all the curries were done to perfection and it was not as oily or greasy as other curry places.
The naans however could be a bit tastier but I thought it was perfect in texture and tasted great when combined with the curries.
I would definitely come back again, the people there were very friendly and helpful, the place was very clean despite it being a takeaway place.
This is mainly a takeaway restaurant, a couple of tables are there but no restaurant atmosphere.
Very reasonable prices.
We have enjoyed most dishes we have purchased from here.
Having tried to find a good curry in Auckland for the last year, we finally hit gold. All mains come with rice, salad and popadom which is a nice touch, especially as the poppadoms are fresh, crispy and tasty unlike soggy, greasy offerings I’ve had in the past. On the 2 occasions we have ordered from them, food arrived piping hot on time and prices are cheap for the quality of food (most mains are $14). The chicken ticka masala was tasty and packed with succulent chicken and the right amount of sauce. Kadai paneer was a new dish for me; Indian cheese in a rich spicy tomatoey sauce with onions and capsicum. You can taste the individual spices in these dishes and both had a good sprinkle of fresh coriander, so often lacking. Naans were huge, puffy and delicious. Would definately recommend!
A relatively new,predominantly takeout Indian venue in Greenlane with a few tables for those who wish to dine in. Some of the best butter chicken and biryani I’ve tried, and for once there is a generous helping of chicken in the butter chicken, not a couple of pieces swimming in gravy and the prices are very reasonable…$14 for butter chicken and most of the mains around the same price. There are some different options too and they cater for vegetarians. One to try for the future is the special lemon chicken, -chicken preserved with lemons and olives, marinated in layers of herbs and spices slowly cooked. You can’t beat it…good Indian food at reasonable prices with good service. A great find!!
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