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.