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Sages Indian Restaurant

3_half star rating 22 reviews

Telephone 09-846 9091

1228 Great North Rd
Point Chevalier
Auckland City

Cuisine:
Indian, A La Carte
Hours:
Mon - Sun 5pm - 10.30pm
Provided by business

Overview

Sages Indian Restaurant in Pt Chevalier was made Auckland’s Best Indian Restaurant in 2005. At Sages Indian Restaurant, we take pleasure in providing fine service as we serve our authentic traditional Indian food, with several delicious specialities. The delicious and imaginative cuisine is complemented by a wide selection of reasonably priced New Zealand wines. We have recently opened a new function room which holds up to 50 people. We cook our curries to your preferred temperature and do a pretty good samosa as well. If you don’t feel like a night out we also do takeaways and deliveries within zone area.

Photos

Photo of Sages Indian Restaurant
Chicken salad
Vindaloo
mix platter

More Information

Categories:
Restaurants
Takeaways:
Yes
Parking:
Free Off-Street
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Attire:
Smart casual
Good For Groups:
Yes
Good For Children:
Yes
Delivers:
Yes
Alcohol:
Beer, Wine, Spirits
BYO/Corkage:
BYO, Corkage Charge
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
Takes Reservations:
Yes
Dietary Restrictions:
Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meals Served:
Dinner, Dessert
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
Seating For:
100

Reviews for Sages Indian Restaurant

3 star rating
by RandP
20th June 2014

We ordered takeaway from this place, 2 curries and 2 Naans

Pros: Food was very pleasant and rather delicious. Judging just by the food and that alone, we will definitely go back again

Cons: Very Very rude employee over the phone. She was not willing to assist a very simple special diet question. Poor customer service or rather no service.

Rice quality was poor. Not sure what brand they use but wasn’t nice and fluffy as it is meant to be.

My god, wait time was way too long. Almost an hour and 20 mins.

5 star rating
by Tonette P.
9th February 2014

We have been faithful Sages Restaurant fans over a decade and they never fail to disappoint. The food is delicious, the service is great and the prices are reasonable. We have tried Indian food at many places in New Zealand and have found nothing better than Sages.

1 star rating
by Emily C.
23rd September 2013

I really enjoyed this place growing up, would make a special trip just to eat it, took all my potentials here for picnic food to go to western springs, but I feel these last few years this place has slipped quite badly.
between my partner and I we had an entrée and main to share, main came out first then entrée, small portions, and minimal meat. Later that night after our meal I had the craziest heart burn and reflux. (the glass we had also still had someone else’s lipstick on it).

I would of loved to have seen this place excel. But for now I am seeking a New Indian restaurant in the area… I have dined at Empress of India in Grey Lynn and was great! the person behind the counter mentioned that many people come there from Point Chev as the lack of great Indian places is evident.

1 star rating
by Ayla T.
17th August 2013

We are locals in Pt Chev and have been here a few times, generally we have found the staff rude, but the food is average for something handy and local. I ordered something for a take away tonight and the staff member was rude as per normal. We ordered a tandoori chicken and 4 garlic naans, absolute rip off to start with compared to other Indian restaurants , and the naan bread tastes like it was dipped in oil with no garlic on it. I will never go here again !! We had to go out and get naans somewhere as these ones are un-eatable !

4 star rating
by bonsai
27th November 2012

I visited Sages for the first time recently, and was very impressed. I’m a huge fan of Indian food, but there are a lot of mediocre restaurants around. Thankfully, Sages isn’t one of them. The food was delicious, and my companions and I will definitely return to try more of the menu. Highly recommended.

4 star rating
by Henry
10th November 2012

Great food, nice layout and friendly service. One of the best Indian meals I have had. Also I like their delivery service

1 star rating
by Cheryl H.
15th May 2012

I am sad to say that our experience was anything but pleasant, my daughter received her meal approx 35 mins afta we arrived and then my husband receieved his 10 mins later after I hour I had not received mine and they had finished theirs, not wanting to dine alone I asked 3 times for my meal to to bagged up so I could take it home, we asked for chilled water 4 times and they mucked up the bill charging us for food we did not receive this restaurant must have changed hands I would never return to dine there again it was a nightmere.

4 star rating
by Phillip W.
10th May 2012

Excellent menu choice. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.
I would say it would be one of the best Indian cuisine restaurants i have been to in Auckland.

3 star rating
by ade
2nd May 2012

I went there one weekday with a mate and we couldnt tell if the place was open or not. The front door was locked so we had to knock and wave through the window that we wanted to give them money. We got in! it was basically empty. bough a beer. 7 bucks. ordered a vindaloo (specifically requested it to be a hot as possible) and a vege dish. Paid the $40 bucks and tried to leave but they had locked us in. Food was absolutely delicious. (I couldve had an even hotted vindaloo though!) Also coulda gone for a bit more meat in there for a 2o dollar takaway dish. Overall food was good but locking us in was bad.

4 star rating
by David B.
18th December 2011

Friends were really keen for us to try this place as they are regulars. We were not disappointed.

The six of us ordered a complete range of dishes to share from the menu and all were tasty, fresh and excellent. Service was friendly with a smile.

Worth travelling to if you want a change from your local favorite Indian.

4 star rating
by Jess
30th May 2011

Sages are my “local” Indian restaurant. I’ve eaten in quite a few times, and the service and food has always been great – I particularly like the cosy, warm atmosphere in the restaurant.

We order takeaways about once a week, either picking up or making use of their great delivery service. The curries are always yummy, and we’re particularly fond of the onion bahji and pakora as side dishes. I recommend the mango chicken, chicken tikka masala and lamb saagwala.

4 star rating
by Jessica
25th March 2011

The food is fantastic and is very reasonably priced. We thought the service was great, they were very friendly and had a laugh with us. We have eaten in and ordered take away and have never been disappointed.

4 star rating
by Doug R.
30th September 2010

Sages has to be the best Indian restaurant in Auckland. Not only are Karen and Jamahl excellent, friendly host the food is absolutely great! I have visited Sages on over 20 occasions and have never had a bad experience. Only regret that since moving out of the area I do not get there as often.

5 star rating
by Jason
5th March 2010

Totally excellent REAL indian food
excellent service
actually it’s the best indian food in Auckland -

5 star rating
by sera
28th February 2010

Wonderful place to dine with great atmosphere! Loved it. Have to be one of the best Indian restaurant I have dined in regards to the atmosphere ever.great service,great food. Would never have expected this treasure in the middle of Pt. Chevalier Will definitely be back and would be perfect for a function like a wedding or any other party.

5 star rating
by Kevin
18th February 2010

Great yummy food & great friendly service with reasonable prices.My work colleagues & I had a wonderful time & look forward to our next dining experience! Well done Sages

5 star rating
by ken
14th February 2010

This is the best curry shop around, the owners are really cool and sweet. They always say hello which is rare these days. I love the food, the best indian food around. I hope u guys have successful business,u r the best, ur a couple of sweeties

1 star rating
by James A.
10th January 2010

Never ever go at this resturant, lady is very rude will not leave you alone, we were served with stale rice and curry, hate this place, don’t like the fat lady owner, the reviews below sound 100% true

1 star rating
by Jacinda
15th November 2009

After finding a large piece of dirty glass found in the curry, they absolutely refused to refund our money! They also refused to take ANY responsibility saying it must have come from the bag of peas or other vegetable.. after some debate, they agreed on a partial refund of one of the curries as 1/4 of it already had been eaten before the glass was found! They would not refund for the 2 naan bread or the other curry even though it could not be eaten after being completely put off our meal. So we walked out with one sore tooth, out of pocket and unfed!… We will never be eating at Sages again!

4 star rating
by Mark Maffey
1st October 2009

Went for the Sages Banquet, they were flexible enough to change one of the main options for us. There were three of us and the entrees and mains were more than sufficient in size,and all were very tasty.

Karen is an excellent hostess and have no trouble in recommending this restaurant to others, well priced, good selection of dishes and all very tasty

1 star rating
by Ray G.
7th June 2009

Sage’s had been a regular haunt with really good food however we will never be going back again after tonight’s experience. 5 of us went for dinner and, not being particularly big eaters, we ordered 4 banquet meals between us. This was not good enough for them. Bearing in mind 4 banquets were over $100 and we could have just ordered 5 mains at under $80, we found the attitude bewildering. At first they only brought out 4 plates and 4 sets of cutlery. Then after our protest they brought the 5th one and we thought they had seen sense. That was until we received the bill and we were charged for 5 banquets. Pretty short-sighted in a recession to alienate customers like that. Not only will we not be going back but nor will our friends and we will all be telling everyone we know to avoid Sage’s like the plague

4 star rating
by Jeef
12th August 2008

Sages went through a purple patch, lost it a bit and has rebounded with style. Best pick a night when the spare chef isn’t on, as he oversalts everything, but on song, this place thoroughly justifies the Metro Award it got a couple of years ago.

highly recommend the Chicken -Madras and -Tikka Masala, but everything is good, fresh and well-made. Competitive pricing, great service and the best naans in Auckland. It’s all good!

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