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Chand Indian Restaurant

4 star rating
15 reviews

Cuisine: Indian

603 Beach Rd
Rothesay Bay
North Shore, Auckland
09-478 1400
 

Hours:

  • Mon – Sun 5pm – 10pm
  • Facilities/Features:
    • Business Dining
    • Children's Menu
    • Private Functions
    • Private Parties
    • Romantic Dining
    • Breakfast Meetings
  • Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, AMEX
  • Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
  • BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
  • Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
  • Good For Groups: Yes
  • Good For Children: Yes
  • Takeaways: Yes
  • Delivers: No
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Outdoor Seating: No
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Wi-Fi: None

Chand Indian Restaurant has been running in the North Shore, Auckland since 1995 and has two stores, in Torbay and Rothesay Bay. We specialise in Indian curry dishes which are sure to set your taste buds alight. Chand Indian Restaurant can also be hired out for functions such as 21st birthdays or corporate events.

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15 Reviews for Chand Indian Restaurant

8th April 2014
5 star rating
The best restaurant ever!!! 5 stars isn’t even enough! If I could choose a hundred I would!!!

Chand has been mine and my fiance’s favorite restaurant for over 6 years. We go there regularly and after going countless times (probably close to a hundred times by now, we’ve lost count!!) we have never had anything to complain about and anything less than the best experience! Whenever we feel like a date night we always go to Chand! The waiters are so friendly and well mannered and will serve you asap, even on a Friday or Saturday when the place is packed full with diners. The decor is very beautiful, and their chairs are the most comfortable and cool things ever! There is a lot of traditional Indian art, and the atmosphere is warm and cosy.
The food is always served quick and hot! There are generous portions (one main could easily feed two) and the food is delicious!! My absolute favorite meal of all time is Chand’s Malai Kofta. I have tried other restaurants versions but nothing measures up to Chand! The cheese and garlic naan is a must- heaps of fresh garlic in really soft puffy naan and cheese that you can see as you tear your naan apart. Mains are always served with complimentary poppadoms (I have never received anything for free elsewhere) and the food is well priced! My fiancée and I are both students and have got 2 mains, 2 drinks, 2 cheese and garlic naans for under $50. We’ve tried the mango kulfi once ( we never make it to dessert because we’re so full from our mains) and it is delicious!!! Their mango lassis and dom pedros are also really good too!

Chand Restaurant really is amazing. You get so much more than what you pay for. Delicious, hot and huge sized meals, a comfy warm atmosphere, excellent service, a nice comfy chair to sit in, and all for such a low price. I will always consider Chand the best, and will keep on returning! (my fiancee and I have even said we should have our wedding reMoreception at Chand or get them to do our catering!!!)

Visited March 2014

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5th February 2014
1 star rating
Having been a professional restaurant reviewer for more than 25 years, I’ve only walked out of one restaurant for appalling service. Tonight was the second time. We arrived 7pm and by 7.20 noone had approached us for drinks or an order. Minutes later our drinks and food order was taken, one of our drinks appearing and the others forgotten. I finally went to the bar and asked where they were. Five minutes later they arrived, the wine a Montana Chardonnay in the mini bottle ordered from a dreadful and pedestrian choice of wines.
At 7.35 our mixed entree, with only the samosa tasting resonably freshly made, arrived. Once consumed our plates sat in front of us for 15 minutes until the waiter cleared the table and asked if we were ready for our mains. Half an hour later they hadn’t arrived, nor had anyone to ask if we would perhaps like another drink.
8.20 I went back to the bar/service area and said we had to leave by 8.30 as one of the family had to go to work. “They’re coming now they said,” but by 8.30am they still hadn’t arrived. In the end I complained about the appalling service – three waiters for probably 100 or so diners, and we asked that they be put in takeaway containers, and paying the $73 we walked out without an apology or even an acknowledgement from any staff member, who obviously didn’t give a damn.
Actually our takeaway food was reasonable though very pedestrian, but I’d truly rate Chand as operating out of its depth. I could forgive the plastic chandeliers and the faux decor, but the service here is unforgiveable.

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24th January 2014
5 star rating
My husband and i went to Chand Restaurant 2 weeks ago and so impressed we went again last Sunday and took the remaining 4 members of our family. Service outstanding and food outstanding, we had 6 dishes and shared them between the 6 of us … awesome, cannot wait to go back… this was recommended by friends and the first time we have ever dined at an Indian restaurant, love it …

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18th October 2013
5 star rating
Went to the Chand Restaurant in Rothesay Bay for the very first time on 8th October – I could not fault the food or service in any way. I had the most amazing Chicken Tikka served with salad and husband had a Prawn dish. Service was fantastic as were meal portions.

Would definitely return even though we live in Browns Bay and have 2 other Indian restaurants in Browns Bay to choose from – a great night had by all.

Thanks Chand.

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Jane

3

14th October 2013
5 star rating
Incredible food! Generous portions; not just a few pieces of meat swimming in sauce. The spinach and cheese naan is to die for! It was recommended by the friendly waiter as his favorite and I will order that every time now. Great value for money. Everyone can afford to treat themselves to a night out at their prices. I have been twice in a week and am hankering for more!

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Mark

1

2nd December 2012
3 star rating
Great staff, good food, shame the floor manager/ owner? is so lazy, they where short staffed only two guys on the floor, they where running around like mad men!!!! He was just standing behind the till waiting to cash in….. took the waiters 40 minutes to get to our table, only took 20 min to get our food, still 1 hour all together!!!Shame….. hope to get a better result next time

Visited October 2012

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5th May 2012
1 star rating
Worst restaurant.Drove all the way from manukau after making a booking to be told no table is free.The owner made us wait for 40 minutes and when we advised him to cancel our booking not even said sorry and has a as if I care attitude!Would have given 0 if there was one in the rating!

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27th June 2011
5 star rating
We had an amazing evening at Chand last week. The prawn jalfrezie is the best I have tasted. Great place for a group booking. The service is quick and friendly. My partner had the lamb vindaloo which was a hit for him but way too spicy for me! The rest of our party loved their meals too.

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jane

1

19th June 2009
4 star rating
great food although sometimes the service is not that great when they are busy, but that shouldnt be an excuse as the meals are not for free, we go back time after time because the food is so good but please busy or not the service should be the same.

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Ant L.

3

18th June 2009
5 star rating
Delicious butter chicken, and im told the other dishes are just as good, I wouldnt know, I cant get enough of the butter chicken!

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11th June 2009
4 star rating
For an excellent curry you would be hard pressed to find another Indian restaurant to equal Chands. The prices are so reasonable, which makes it easier to go more often!
Expertly managed and the waiters always have a smile – unlike many other restaurants. So congratulations to all of you at Chands !!

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Yello

4

9th June 2009
4 star rating
A great local that we keep on returning to! The food is excellent – always delicious and generous servings to fill up the hungriest diner. The prices are reasonable. They have gone up a bit ($9 mains to $13 mains) in a couple of years but this is to be expected. Even though that the vegetarian dishes are the same price as all the meat dishes including seafood, I find a bit strange. They used to be at least $1 cheaper.
The service is also very g good. A great improvement from when they had the 15 year old school girls working here doing the waitressing – they forgot orders, meals often coming 10minutes after the rest of the table had finished eating, were rude and disinterested and and once spilled a whole dish of butter chicken into a friends handbag! The waiting staff now are attentive, friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and food and up for a joke.
The manager, as well as some of the staff, know the regulars by name and always asks what we and the family are up to.
They are prepared to go the extra mile – on one occasion a toddler was sick over his dad as well as the table and restaurant. They were there to help out immediately, clean up and even packed up all our food to take home – no funny, disgusted or annoyed looks or comments – which granted the circumstances, I myself would have found hard to hide.
The only complaint would be that on last months visit I was informed that the waiter could not explain what ingredients were in 2 of the cocktails on their menu as he was too busy! I was a little speechless and ordered a vodka orange instead to which he replied he would only be able to deliver this if it died down a bit and he had time – which was a little weird. I thought I was there to receive food , drink and service and in return leave my hard earned cash. In the end I did get my drink. I guess everyone has their off days?!
We will still defiantly be back as it is a value for money deliciMoreous and fun experience.

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Tina

1

5th May 2009
1 star rating
After going to this restaurant once and seeing how busy it was, and how good the food was we decided second time round to book in advance. However on arrival on time, the booking had not been written in the book and staff didn’t really seem to care, after extreme embarrassment as we had taken friends there and an hour waiting without an eta on a table we left. And went to another Indian restaurant that was happy to take us! Unfortunate really as the food was so good.

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18th January 2009
5 star rating
Best Indian Food Around. Great place great staff have been going for years. Don’t forget cheep for what you get. :)

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LIZ

1

3rd October 2008
5 star rating
The food is exquisite, and the waiters are awesome, real entertainers. Been to restaurant numerous times, just 2 of us and in parties up to 20, they have been fantastic everytime.
We will keep going back.
Thanx Guys

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