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Shahi Cafe - Herne Bay

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26 Jervois Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 8896
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Best takeaways and dining in is not shabby either. Super friendly staff. Suggest that you choose a favorite sauce and the alter if you are vegetarian or pescatarian. They accomdate dietary requirements with ease. Not cheap but not over the top either.

1 Thank Jeanne C
Pointe Claire, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This restaurant was just down the road from our hotel and we decided to get some takeaway. I had the chicken biryani and my husband had the beef vindaloo...portions were generous so we were able to enjoy leftovers for another meal....one of the best biryanis I have ever tasted....

Thank Scrabblegalka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped here randomly for dinner, it was delicious. Food was lovely and fresh with a perfect mix of spice. Service was friendly with even the chef checking that we enjoyed the food.

Thank boski1980
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We chose to be very local for Valentines dinner and chose Shahi's. It was perfect as I like the informal dining on the floor cushions and attentive service as it wasn't busy at all on the night. Butter chicken and spinach paneer with rice and roti did the trick - yummy! Shahi's is my fave Indian meal for take out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

I enjoyed the food although it was not quite what I expected. However, a good surprise is a nice treat. The service was excellent, and when I realized that I did not have a small bill to leave a tip, I went to a local grocery and bought a couple of items, then returned to sort out the tip. Meantime,... More 

1 Thank Lorne29
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

Although the curries here are different to the ones that we were used to back in the UK, they are still very flavoursome and the chef's have no problem spicing them up for you if you need it. The manager is a really friendly guy and always says `Hi' even if we are just walking past. We have definitely become... More 

1 Thank ninjakitten007
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

There are certain expectations of food presented in Indian restaurants and this is based on over 40 years of eating in them. So it was disappointing to find a restaurant that thinks the correct way to serve naan bread is to cook it on an open grill and then finish it in the microwave. The result was very disappointing. Likewise... More 

Thank booky78
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

We started coming to Shahi in the late 1990s when the kids were small. We used to order rice and bread for the littlies while we gorged on prawns malabari and malai kofta and beef vindaloo, (don't get me started). Then, one day, one of the waiters said "why don't you try some butter chicken sauce on the kids' rice?"'... More 

1 Thank Lazycow63
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Food , service, ambiance was excellent.By far the best Indian restaurant, we have visited.The manager was courteous, menu was different, portion size was great, taste was exceptional.

Thank S1royalkiwi
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Delicious, fragrant curries, reliably oversalted. Just ask them to hold back, they're lovely guys and the flavours are just so complex, delicate and aromatic. Do it.

Thank Raat83

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Halal
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  • Address: 26 Jervois Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 8896

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?