having tried a lot of different Indian cuisine restaurants, this one counts amongst the top for me. the food was very good - especially the nan bread and rota bhole chicken (something like that) for those who can digest spicy. a bit pricey but food was worth it.
I discovered Curry Vault a couple of years ago when I was having a few beers at the Mitre Tavern before heading to the footy. The food and service were both excellent and they were aware that I needed to get to Etihad (about a 10 minute walk away) and were more than efficient. I've since made it a regular feature of going to the footy if my team's playing a night match at Etihad, and the service and food has never failed to let me or my company (some lovers of spicy, others wimpy) down. While it's a little more pricey than suburban Indian restaurants, I've found the service, quality of food and atmosphere to be worth it, not to mention the wine list is really reasonably priced.
The take-away 'paradise dum biriyani combo' used to come with 2 different flavoured yoghurts (mint and original). They took the mint away saying it would cost you $1. The flavor has reduced over time, but the amount of rice is great: big container of biriyani rice.
We had visited their in their opening week and ordered a paneer dish. Menu description stated paneer sandwich, whereas when the dish came, it only had paneer cubes. I had called the waiter and asked him if he has brought the right order - he said yes. At last it was found that even the chef didn't knew what was mentioned in description was totally different from what they were making. Looks like they have taken the menu from Delhi's moti mahal, but are not ready to put in the same effort. It tasted alright - not sure if we will visit it again.
7/100 Wellington St Freemans Bay Auckland 1011