It’s always time for an Indian food night.
Indian food is objectively one of the best forms of cuisine on planet earth. It’s just fact. And, for many of us, Indian curry nights have become a regular occurrence, whether it’s ordered in or out at a restaurant. [Featured Image: Lai YuChing, Unsplash].
Here in Auckland, we’ve got some cracking spots to satisfy your cravings and put you into a pleasant food coma. Here are some top restaurants to grab some Indian food in the city.
1. Oh Calcutta
Oh Calcutta has served up authentic Indian food to Auckland customers for decades. It’s a well-priced, atmospheric restaurant and will satisfy any customer, with or without the taste for spicy dishes. Dishes come freshly prepared with care and precision. There’s a reason Oh Calcutta has been the top spot for curry in Auckland for so long. You need to try this for yourself.
📍 151 Parnell Road, Parnell, 1052.
Cassia is another heavyweight in the Auckland foodie scene. It’s been going strong for over ten years, serving up divine Indian food. Whether you’re after a tandoori fish dish, a hot roasted carrot vindaloo, beef short ribs or a classic chicken bhuna, Cassia is a spot to guarantee you plates of the finest quality.
📍 5 Fort Lane, Auckland CBD, 1010
An essential Auckland spot for some delicious grub and cocktails to go alongside it. Gorge on some Malai Kofta or Chicken Saag with garlic naan before knocking back a few colourful drinks as you enjoy a merry night. There really is nothing better!
📍 9/309 Botany Road, Golflands, 2013.
This is another great dine-in spot for Indian food in Auckland, taking influence from all the dishes of north India. You can start off with some exquisite bites in the form of veg koftas, samosas and more. Then, you can tuck into a terrific goat or prawn curry, unless you’d like to sizzle your face off with their spicy vindaloo. Khana Indian For Food also boasts a full vegan menu, so all can come here to enjoy the beautiful dishes.
📍 13 Maskell Street, St Heliers, 1071.
This wonderful Indian food comes from the roots of Chettinad, an Indian region comprising of 75 villages. And, alongside the classic dishes, the menu features an entire authentic section on Chettinad. You’ll find uniquely spiced dishes, including egg plant curry, chicken Chettinad, spinach scrambled egg curry, lamb or goat pepper fry, and much, much more. Head down to Sahana South Indian Restaurant to surf through this menu until you can eat no more.
📍 305 Remuera Road, Remuera, 1050.
Tiffin Indian Cuisine gives you authentic settings and plates. It boasts a wonderful four-person banquet that’s perfect for dining out in groups. This gives you a Tiffin platter to start; butter chicken, beef vindaloo, lamb rogan josh, navrattan korma, naan and dips; before ending with some pistchio kulfi to finish. Reckon you could take it on?
📍 598 New North Road, Kingsland, 1021.