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Any curry from the main menu with rice, naan bread,…
- Tues – Sun 12 noon – 10pm
- Business Dining
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: Cash
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 50
- 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
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
- Wi-Fi: None
Indian Pepper specializes in tandoori dishes, AND Indian Chinese food! Dishes also include exotic soup blends, plus all famous Indian curries and breads that fans of Indian cuisine have come to love.
Unique to our restaurant & takeaway store, is the very popular “Chicken Chilli” – a succulent dish that combines Chinese and Indian cooking styles.
For something you won’t have tasted elsewhere else in Auckland, come and enjoy some unique dishes from Indian Pepper – brand new to Panmure, mid-2012.
You will find a huge list of all the classic Tandoori dishes, Indian curries and naan breads.
Other highly recommended dishes include: the hot & sour chicken soup: a blend of Indian & Chinese ingredients along with shredded chicken create this perfect soup (served with spring onions); and of course the Chicken Chilli dish, or Paneer Chilli: a blend of Indian & Chinese ingredients cooked with fried cottage cheese in a special recipe and served with naan bread plus poppadum.
31 Reviews for Indian Pepper
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The only thing I didn’t enjoy as much, was the two dressing sauces for the salad. But to be honest, the salad was a healthy bonus that I wasn’t expecting… and I ate it anyway – I just shouldn’t have been so gung-ho about pouring so much salad dressing over the top!
Free poppadums while waiting was a bonus. And I ordered some zingy mango chutney to enjoy with them while I was waiting for my main to cook.
I found the staff here welcoming and helpful, and the restaurant was immaculate in its presentation.
Excellent, and highly recommended.
We have tried various Indian restaurants in Auckland and by far, we had the best butter chicken and naan bread (garlic) here. There is just a massive difference in taste and quality. The other dish we ordered was their lamb biryani which was also cooked to perfection, and together with mango lassi to cool down the dish’s heat, it was just a wonderful meal.
All in all, we had a wonderful experience and we could not find any fault with how this place is being managed from the interiors, to the people, to the dishes. Five stars, and we are looking forward to being back again.
The only glitch would be the waiting for the lovely meal would suggest you bring the pappadums earlier to help keep the hunger pains at bay.Should mention had no problem taking uneaten food away .So Indian Pepper up have THUMBS UP from us & we will choose your restaurant above others in the area for sure KEEP IT UP & thank you
Having said that – from my two visits to Pepper (I had an Indian curry the first time) – I would fairly say the food is slightly above average … However, I think the curry portions are significantly small, as compared to curry portions served at Raviz (as an example).
Service is impeccable (there usually aren’t that many people anyway). Hint: Go for lunch – they have $10 specials.
Keep up the good job Chefs and Indian Pepper
The staff are very friendly and helpful – the chef often going out of his way for us (last night we arrived late but he still had no problems cooking lentils for us, even though these can take a while).
The makeover has been a good improvement – although thank goodness for the cushions on the ‘lounge’ seats as these are a bit low.
It is especially nice to see a different cuisine in Panmure (where there are too many Asian cafes and restaurants – sometimes one’s palate craves something a little different), hopefully more restaurants will follow and turn this into the cafe/restaurant strip it should be.
When we got there were just 4 tables occupied, and that is by no means a full seating, that disgusted me to start with. We were not explained all dishes were served as mains. The order took one hour to come which was very poor. The servings were abnormally large and done so that you just cannot order another dish. What is worse is they do not allow you to take it away. Logically, they are supposed to dispose off left overs, we are actually doing them a favour by taking it away, some restaurants charge for the take away container, that is fine. If you have paid for the coupon, it means you have paid for your first round of dishes, so you are not ordering to just take away, and are entitled to take it away. The only thing I can think of is a very mean strategy to dump as much food in a serving restrict the ordering to one dish, not allow the customer to take it away and just reuse the left overs. Why else would you stop a customer from taking the left overs and have to throw the food away it does not make sense!! Not a good practice.
The seats were very uncomfortable and having children that cannot sit still just compounded the problem. It was a disaster evening. The food tasted quite good hence two stars or I would give it no stars. We are never going back.
The food was great; spicy and flavoursome, very generous portions. You could taste rather than be burned by the spices. Really good service after a patchy start. Will go back again, definitely worth a try. Great value and good food.
Note they also sell Cobra (a great beer, and heaps better than Kingfisher (which they also sell) in normal and 660ml sizes.
However, the food was great!
The staff was welcoming and helpful.
The restaurant was even too immaculate in its presentation, could show more Indian culture. The seats are terrible, modern but uncomfortable.
We will come back and order takeaways as the food is amazing and good value for money. Much better than other places.
The staff were very polite and friendly, even the manager was very approachable and informative when we asked about the foods. The place is clean and modern and very welcoming.
Unfortunately there are some let downs:
- we had to try to book for 3 times until we finally managed to get a table on the fourth time (this was 1 week in advance). May be it is because of the size of our group or may be too close to the day we want ?
- the waiting time, it was an hour until our main came out. it seem that people who arrived and ordered after us got their foods first. There was 3 tables came after us and their foods were out first way before ours. When we came in they were not particularly busy, so I have no idea with the excessive waiting time.
- the spicyness. I particularly ordered ‘very hot’ and repeated it again ‘Indian hot’ so they know we like it very hot and spicy, but all those ordered very hot came out very mild instead.
- the poppadums entree, the chicken tikka and fish tikka, they tasted like PURE salt. there was no other flavour that we can taste apart from very salty. It’s a shame because I can see the chicken and the fish seem to be very fresh.
- last, we couldn’t take away the left overs. We probably have a dish and a half left overs. It was a shame that they had to throw away those left overs. It wasn’t the last food (fish tikka) either as we finished it already, event hough they’re super salty. It was actually one of the first main we ordered in the very beginning for our little niece who couldn’t eat anything spicy – so it’s not like we purposely ordered the last food so weMore could take it away.
We also ordered our favourite dish, which is the butter chicken and vindaloo beef. It is good but nothing special compare to the one we normally bought from out local Indian restaurant.
At the end we were happy-ish. It was a very good saving by using the voucher. Would we come back with no voucher ? probably not – because our local Indian restaurant is as good as they are. With voucher ? we might come back, only if they can reduce the salt by heaps and can do a ‘real hot/spicy’ as ordered.
I would rate it 3.5 of out 5 but unfortunately MenuMania only allows either 3 or 4.
The decor is new and clean, and the environment was enjoyable. Staff were friendly. Will definitely return! I highly recommend the butter naan bread!
The choices were great, and every single dish that we ordered came out really well. Presentation was fantastic. We had a deal voucher for eight but looks like we’ll be coming back, voucher or no voucher. The naan bread were probably one of the nicest tasting ones that we’ve ever had.
Staff were busy but made sure every table in the restaurant was well looked after without being overbearing.
They allow BYO and were very reasonable with corkage.
Overall a great place to go for a curry.
We will be back soon.
On entering the empty room we picked a table.
We were given the rules,
You must eat soup, a portion of the limited menu was out of bounds for this offer
We had to finish the soup before we could order our mains.
I must confess the Naans were good,
The food was OK but not the best.
The tea is bad news, its made with oily condensed milk
The service was slow.
Will not be going back
Even without the vouch the food price is very valuable.
I love it and I will come back with my friends again!
Fussy eight year old also liked the lamb korma and loved the paneeer kulcha which disappeared very quickly. As for myself, I even enjoyed the bed of cabbage on which the sizzling chicken entree arrived. However we didn’t like the mango lassi which was too sweet for all of us.
The best and more impressive than their food is the service and also the memory of the girl was wearing a black shirt with short hairs, who on our second visit offered us drinks and remembered the exact wine and beer we had ordered on our visit 1 weeks previously! Very friendly and highly recommend them to anyone…..we will be back soon …cheers.
Our mains were butter chicken, chicken korma (both beautifully creamy), beef vindaloo, fish tika masala and chicken kadir. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, a couple were put in take away dishes (eyes bigger than our tummies) by the friendly staff.
A nice environment good service and knowledge of the menu and the food will make you want to return. Took a while for our entrees to arrive, put it down to such a large group, and refilling the carafe’s of water when they are empty, just little things for feedback. Thank you for a lovely night, no doubt we will be returning.
We all had a great night and thank you Indian Pepper for making this a memorable day of my family
The service was friendly & helpful when I phoned thru to order. There has been a name change an new owners but i was reassured by Preet with whom I spoke to that they had retained the same chef.
Having dined there previously when it was the Maharajah the quality an standard of food is still the same, delicious. Thank you Indian Pepper I look forward to my next visit.