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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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Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had an early dinner here and were the only customers. The food arrived quickly and was some of the best Indian food I have had. The rooms could use some updating and enhancement to match the richness of the food.

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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We visited for an early dinner. The portions we're quite ample and very tasty. This is a small restaurant with seating for maybe 20 to 25 people. It could use some enhancements.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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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.

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Pointe Claire, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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....

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vic
2 reviews
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.

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Thank boski1980
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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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Claremont
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304 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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530 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
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 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

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Indian
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Dinner
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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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