India Gate Indian Restaurant For Authentic Indian Food
Auckland City 09-631 0047
- Mon – Thu 11.30am-3pm / 5pm-9.30pm
- Fri – Sat 11.30am-3pm / 5pm-late
- Sun 5pm – 9.30pm
- Business Dining
- Conference Facilities
- Out Catering
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 130
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: No
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
At India Gate – Food is our passion.
India Gate Indian restaurant offers authentic Indian cuisine and a fine dining experience. Our food is cooked in same way as in Old days India.
We have 3 different areas –
our Party Hall is famous for wedding & birthday parties and private functions.
Fine dining restaurant has separate access, offers A’ La Carte fine dining experience.
VIP room which can be used as meeting room or private dinning with it’s own Large screen TV, which is used for presentations as well as entertainment!
Plenty of free parking at all times with attendant during most of evenings.
India Gate is proud to serve famous Bollywood celebrities like Abhishek Bachan, Miss Universe Aishwarya Rai Bachan, Sonam Kapoor, Somi Vaidya, jimi Shergil, Adnan Sami, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, Paresh Rawel, Alka yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan as well as VVIP’s from New Zealand and India.
Call 0800 INDIA GATE
Toll free from anywhere in NZ for further enquiry and bookings.
22 Reviews for India Gate Indian Restaurant For Authentic Indian Food
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Food – Tried couple of different Naan & Chicken Karahi … They were fresh and mouth watering but the Biryani was shocking !!! 3rd grade tiny cooked yellow rice covered few blanched tasteless stone cold chicken pieces. Absolutely guttered and this is not what I was expecting from Indian Gate. There were no herbs & spices or vegetables as described on the Menu !!!
Service – Restaurant was so quiet and there was only 2 tables occupied but took nearly an hour to deliver our food. The stewardess (apparently the manager on duty) was disengaged and reluctant to help. A small request for refilling our carafe of water, turned into the most disgusting service I have experienced being a hospitality professional. Replacing with the other tables used water after they had left, was inexcusable and unhygienic.
Deserts not offered and upon leaving, the cashier did not fully acknowledged my comments. I hope in the future your quality of food and service improves and is consistent with the “fine Indian dining” you are promoting.
India Gate offers cheap meals during the week, MON – THURS
about $10. Ever heard of cheap and nasty? This place is anything but> Their food is so yummy and their portions are generous. I think it will be difficult for me to ever go to any other Indian Restaurant again.
It’s never too busy and it’s a good service. If you ask for medium you get served medium unlike other places that makes the food to spicy.
I truly love the food there and will return as often as I can afford to<
Ample FREE parking as an extra bonus, and reasonably central and on main bus routes.
My friend and I went to India Gate tonight and we were NOT disappointed
We were greeted by a chirpy young Indian man at the foot of the stairs who took us to our table and immediately set up a small fan heater to keep us nice and toasty warm on this chilly evening (and we didn’t even ask for it). I knew straight away we were in for a good night.
The set-up was divine, it wasn’t too bright and the music was set at a calm tone – India Gate is an excellent restaurant to enjoy a nice hot meal after a hard days work. The service, the taste and the setting was absolutely marvellous!!!
Every 15mins a bright and bubbly waiter/waitress would check up on our table to see if we needed anything else. This was perfect as we needed more rice and more drinks as the evening progressed.
I would DEFINITELY recommend this place to anyone who enjoys real rich Indian food, Excellent Customer Service and a kick-back relaxing evening.
Thanks again India Gate! Next time, I’m bringing all 34 members of my family. I hope you got room for all of us!
We went in and the place did not seem busy as I thought as it was a Tuesday and they have $9.90 mains. We were sited at a table with nothing at the table. After 5mins were given the menus and then after another 10mins were asked if you would like any drinks. We placed our order with another waiter after asking two other waiters that we are ready to order. She took our order in her head, no notepad or anything.
We had to be at the airport to drop someone off and during the time our meal was getting ready we asked two different staff that we had to be somewhere and asked how long the food will take. None of them came back with a answer. When asked the owner as he was there, he said it’s coming.
After 45mins for waiting for our food we just decided to leave and then the plates show up on the table. We did not have any food from there as we only had 15mins to eat if we ever got it.
Very bad customer service indeed but not sure about the taste of the food. Shame on you!!! Fine Indian dining, yeah right.
The chicken Karachi was the best – its an in house special.
the service was really good, the waiter was very courteous and polite.
Overall – it was a great experience except for the time it took for the food to be prepared. 4/5 – will definitely visit again.
Service was great, and curries were delicious.
I had a medium buttered chicken, but it was definitely on the hot side for a medium, that was ok though, I enjoy spicy food.
The only strange thing was that we asked to take our left over curries home (there was a decent amount left over). I also asked if I could have the barely touched bowl of rice that was left too. I was told that I wasn’t able to have the rice, only the curries to take home! This was confusing to me, I mean, if it was going to go to waste, why couldn’t I have the rice? are they going to re- use it for the next customer? Very strange I thought.
Anyway, other than that, my friends and I enjoyed our curry (and potentially re-used rice left over from someone else. Lol!)
Our food arrived after about 30min and it was FANTASTIC!! I ordered boti masala, the best curry I have every had in my life! My partner had a vegetarian paneer dish and she also loved it. The portions were so generous, the meat was tender and tasty. This has become my favorite Indian restaurant, best is we just live around the corner!
The butter chicken we ordered was pretty good, and it was still good value regardless of the drink not being included. However, I feel I was mislead. I’m not sure I would have taken the time to find some coworkers to order with me, and then have driven 5 minutes to pick it up, if I had known that it would have cost me $13 in total after I purchased a bottle of drink for everyone from a nearby dairy.
The sad reality is that this is a great way to lose potential customers, and not the way a recently opened business should be operating.
Also, we had asked for one mild, one medium and one hot dish, but when we sat down to eat we saw nothing to indicate which dish was which.
We wandered in and were a bit confused by the conflicting signs for ‘walk-ins’ pointing us in two directions, with the most obvious way blocked by a big barrel. The restaurant is obviously set up for functions, with a couple of smaller areas set aside for ‘walk-ins’. The initial effect of the restaurant was that it was cold (it was winter), bright and lacking in atmosphere. We felt as though we were entering a barn.
We hovered at the entrance for some time waiting for someone to come and take us to a table; initially we wondered if there was a private function on as there was nobody around to help us, although there were three tables occupied in the main function area.
India Gate does not do things quickly. We had to wait for our menu to arrive as well. The waitress seemed quite sweet, and initially seemed quite onto-it, but after taking our order and disappearing for about 10 minutes she came back and asked us to repeat it. She did have a good knowledge of the ingredients in the dishes though, which was encouraging.
The food was similarly slow in coming. We wanted a small meal, so ordered the Hara Bhara for an entree to share, plus the Mattar Mushroom and the Veg Manchurian. We had been there for about an hour by the time our mains arrived. Two of the other three tables had already received their meals when we arrived, so they weren’t rushed off their feet. Notwithstanding that, the waiters still managed to confuse the tables, and we never did get the second glass of water we requested.
The food was average. We asked for ‘hot’ and would really have called it ‘medium’. The Hara Bhara were really lovely but the Mattar Mushroom seemed to have been made with canned mushrooms and the dumplings in the Veg Manchurian tasted stale and stodgy.
I had to knock a star off, because we ordered MILD palak paneer, and received HOT palak paneer. Sadly I couldn’t eat it, as my palate just can’t cope. My partner managed to consume it, but wasn’t really able to enjoy it because it was not mild enough for him to taste the flavours, not just the heat, either. (I always order mild palak paneer, wherever I am dining out on Indian around the country, and I’ve never experienced a version even half as hot! So it was definitely a mistake on the part of the kitchen or ordering process!!!)
Apart from that however, when we went in to collect the takeaway, the venue looked like it would be amazing for a function.
Would purchase tikka masala again, I would just be super clear about my heat-requirements!