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Pandan Asian Cuisine

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168 Main Road | Tawa, Wellington 5028, New Zealand
+64 4-232 1997
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We often drive to Tawa to eat at Pandan but recently found out the Tawa branch is closed. We were absolutely devastated but not to worry....we googled where the other branch was and drove out to Lower Hutt to dine in. Hands down on the of the best Malaysian restaurants in Wellington. Highly recommend their Laksa, Claypot Fish Curry and... More 

Thank YYML
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, friendly service at an extremely reasonable price. Excellent....love love love it. Try the samba prawns and the amazing laksa. Yum.

Thank TasP13
Wellington, New Zealand
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I just love the food here. Mostly I buy Butter Chicken but you can't go too wrong. The Garlic Chanai is yum

Thank CosmicCowgirl
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Small and average looking Restaurant but packs a Punch. We were a bit hesitant to go in but a friend of mine recommended me the place so we tried and since then it gas been a regular affair. Great food, the flavours just burst in your mouth. The service is average but their food is the Best! Their breakfast menu... More 

Thank only1Voyager
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

We happened upon this place by accident and I will start by saying this was the best curry meal I have had in Wellington hands down, BUT like other reviewers have mentioned, "they get inundated with takeaway orders so have trouble coping with diners and the takeaways". This was again very true on our night. We saw takeaway order after... More 

1 Thank georgianak19
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Was my 1st trip there with friends. I am really impressed with food and the service. Prices are also reasonable. All I can say is from now i am your regul

1 Thank gtoor0310
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

I am regular to Pandan, I used to have food from all over wellington and other places as I travel a lot for my business. The best food ever, can't find this taste anywhere in New Zealand for sure...!

1 Thank sid9992015
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Service was average as it was such a cold night and they were inundated with takeaway orders that they had trouble coping with the diners and the takeaways.

Thank Tawaite
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

I have been there couple of times with my friends... I must say food was excellent and down to earth friendly service. I had Mamak Mee Goreng, prawn Lemak and roti chanai.... I will definitely go back ... Now my favorite restaurant..... 😊

1 Thank Gagan D
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

Ok so I must have missed something here as I did not enjoy like the reviewers before me. Decor was bland, restaurant is small with only about 6-8 tables and people coming in and out for takeaways. Place was very cold and had to ask the staff to close the front door. Couple next to us sat at a dirty... More 

2 Thank Camda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Main Road | Tawa, Wellington 5028, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-232 1997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?