The last time I came here was over 3 years ago with my old manager, and I decided to return because I remembered how classy it was and relaxing it would be for a nice reunion of old friends over some tea. Over a few pots of really aromatic tea, my friends and I really enjoyed the quaint little shop next to the restaurant. We sat chatting for 45 minutes and I literally had 0 complaints.
I came here expecting the same great quality as the Satya in Mt. Eden but was left feeling a little dissapointed! The food and atmosphere were average also there were no other people in the place which made it a bit strange! Wouldn't return here unfortunately.
Can I only give 5 stars?! Seriously though as a very keen Indian home cook I've always pooh-poohed Indian restaurants as often the gravy is so far removed from reality - cream cheese and sugar are added with abandon. Satya however seems the only restaurant closest to the home cooking experience, plus it's South Indian so the vegetarian options are varied and more interesting than the great meat dishes. Love it.
By far the best Indian restaurant in New Zealand. Vegetarian heaven, but also great meat dishes, well priced and a real authentic Indian simple interior, with just that right amount of slightly ugly but colorful decoration to take you to India for a couple of hours. Best of all it's BYO.
17 Great North Rd Auckland 1021