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Master of India

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79 Bridge Street | Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal, staff were attentive and the food was really tasty, drinks were well priced. Me would return again when we are next in ahuriri

Thank littlln
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I asked the waiter for clarification about 2 dishes I was considering. On his comments I chose chilli chicken, as it was said to be very spicy. When it arrived it was more like sweet and sour. Upon questioning another waiter, he told me that they make the dish more Chinese to suit the NZ market. Not a problem, just... More 

Thank HungryHorace000
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Hands down best Indian food I have had. Lovely, accommodating staff and quick service. Thoroughly enjoyed, we will be back!

Thank randrporter
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Passed by and thought we'd give it a try. Glad we did. Friendly and helpful staff, good food. Would go again.

Thank die_Rabenmutter
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is walking distance from my hotel so is in perfect location for a good hearty curryl my favourite is chicken balti is my favourite and butter chicken cheese naan. get takeout mainly haven't dined in.

Thank Sally R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Excellent food, Quick Service, Friendly Environment ,Well looked after. We can recommend to everyone for visit.

Thank Agam T
Napier, New Zealand
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

When we look forward to Indian cuisine we head straight to Master of India. Great Flavors polite service and fast. Thank you

Thank HBgirl60
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little gem. Very authentic. Friendly accommodating staff. Understanding of food allergies. Extensive menu. Look forward to our return.

Thank thistledoons
Napier, New Zealand
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was my first return visit to The Master since the change of ownership some months ago. Just as good as ever, friendly and polite, efficient service coupled with great food makes this place well worth a visit. I had the lamb bhindi, a generous portion beautifully spiced and really tasty.

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Gosford, Australia
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I've lost count of how many times we've come here, and the place never disappoints. The food is really good and the service efficient and attentive. The chicken methi is one of our favourites, spiced with aromatic fenugreek.

2 Thank OBC_NMS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Indian, Balti, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Bridge Street | Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: 6468343440
Master of India takes you on a tasty exploration right to the very heart of Indian Cuisine. Which has the ability to provide a cosmopolitan melting pot of cuisine. We are based in Napier with a reputation for its diversity. We are renowned as the Master of India for the excellence in Indian Cuisine set in the popular seaside area of Ahuriri. We strive to bring you the most authentic Indian Cuisine. Come enjoy our authentic Indian atmosphere and friendly service.Come and try our most favourite dish “Butter Chicken” and also our new Balti dishes which are already becoming favourites among our regulars. Master of India is a great Indian restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?