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Cuisine: Indian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Experience a truly magical Indian feast at Master of India, well-known to serve up some of the best curries in the country!

Creating dishes that sing with spice and flavour, the chefs at Master of India use only the freshest produce from growers and farmers in Hawke’s Bay. Combined with imported spices, time-old recipes and traditional Indian cooking methods, Master of India is proud to bring the authentic taste of its country to Napier’s doorstep.

From sizzling curries, feather-light samosas and marinated meats, to a varied vegetarian menu of kormas, aloo gobi and homemade paneer (Indian-style cottage cheese), you’re spoilt for choice here. Be sure to try their signature lamb makhani with butter sauce and dry fruit, or mop up one of their famous curries with a mouthwatering handmade naan bread.

With a delightful variety of dishes available, suiting vegetarians and gluten-free dietary requirements (plus a kids menu), this is the perfect restaurant to please everyone. Enjoy true Indian cuisine and culture at Master of India, found near the Inner Harbour of Napier.

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Master of India
79 Bridge Street
Napier 4110

Open Hours:
Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 11.30am – 2pm
Dinner: Sun - Thu 5pm to 9.30pm // Fri & Sat 5pm - 10pm

Phone: 06 834 3440

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Master of India
Location: Napier
Cuisine: Indian
Mains: $15 - $30
Master of India accepts American Express

Reviews

Hayley Taylor

Absolutely loved the meal, the service and the whole evening with friends! Tried some new dishes, and we were there for a while and didn't feel rushed. Will be back there for sure! Thanks first table and thank you Master of India

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Zoe Shannon

We loved our dining experience at Master of India, the service was excellent with staff constantly checking we were okay, happy, and had enough food or drink. Also checking to make sure the spices were to our liking and that our meals were just how we ordered them. The food was delicious and some of the best India we have tasted. We went with people who hadn’t much experience with Indian food but they walked away very happy also, saying they would also be back!

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Sara Madsen

Amazing food! Amazing service! Amazing ambience! What more can I say?!

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David Walker

Wonderful food and service at Master of India, Napier, the waiter also provided my 4yr son with complimentary chocolate naan which went down a treat. We will be back.

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Fantastic meal. Every dish we chose was beautiful. My favourite was the Prawn Greeny - prawns were fat and juicy and the sauce was amazing. Great service too. Thanks Master if India and First Table

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Amanda Lindsay

Great experience. Good food and great service!

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Maria Rahui

Very efficient and friendly waiter and very yummy, tasty kai. Do try the Honey Cauliflower it's so good. Our family really enjoyed our experience there and we wish Master of India restaurant an abundance of prosperity. They deserve it.

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Hetty McLennan

Awesome food. Great location. I would difinately recommend.

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Had another fantastic experience at master of India, great service and once again beautiful Indian cuisine.

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Pip Harper

Had a fabulous dinner at Master of India.
The food was delicious, service was fast and friendly. Will definitely be returning again soon.

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Great food. Great service. We will definitely be back.

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Warren Chaplin

This was our first time here and we'll definitely go again. The service was first rate thanks to the attentive and knowledgable staff.

Our meals arrived promptly and were delicious. Would definitely recommend Master of India for an authentic Indian experience.

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Ron Janes

Tucked away on a side street in Ahuriri is this gem of an Indian restaurant. The ceiling was covered in colourful tapestries making you feel like you were dining in an exotic tent. The service was prompt and polite, and the food delicious. We would highly recommend the honey cauliflower as an appetiser; their cheese/garlic naan and mango lassi are the best we’ve had in Hawkes Bay.

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My 13 year old son asked to go to The Master of India for his birthday as we know how awesome the food is. Thank you for another great meal and we'll continue to keep coming back!

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Marion Prettin

Very nice staff and awesome food, thanks so much

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Meredith Marshall

Great service and food, I was with two of my children and they accommodated them beautifully and even bought them a complimentary chocolate naan bread for dessert, thank you we will be back.

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Emiliano Xavier

Absolutely a great experience. The food was great, cooked to perfection. My kids absolutely loved the korma and butter chicken. My partner had the chicken saagwala and it was delicious. I had a chicken Madras, Indian hot, as requested and I was very pleased. The plain naan bread was tasteful and great, one of the best I had, the garlic naan.... delicious. Neeta, the waitress was pleasant and always had a smile on her face. Hope to come back soon and try different dishes. When visiting Napier will certainly come back.

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Angelica Buckwheat

Second time dining in and we were again impressed by the friendliness of the staff and delicious food on offer. We love the authentic decorations that adorn the walls and ceiling. This place is a real treasure and well worth leaving Napier CBD for. The food came promptly and was flavored to our specification (hot/spicey). I felt the naan bread was exceptional (and if you have a sweet tooth the children’s “chocolate naan” is incredibly good!). We ordered butter chicken, Tikka paneer and chicken jal freizi. Good portion size and too much for the 3 of us to eat (leftovers to go). We recommend this restaurant - try it and you wont be disappointed

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Really enjoyed our night

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Hayley Taylor

Absolutely loved the meal, the service and the whole evening with friends! Tried some new dishes, and we were there for a while and didn't feel rushed. Will be back there for sure! Thanks first table and thank you Master of India

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Reliably good food and service. Great wine list.

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Great food and welcoming hospitality. Thank you!

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Darran Gillies

Good all round experience. They are always particularly attentive to our children and the kids love eating there.

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Great meal. Food was prompt and delicious.

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Zoe Shannon

We loved our dining experience at Master of India, the service was excellent with staff constantly checking we were okay, happy, and had enough food or drink. Also checking to make sure the spices were to our liking and that our meals were just how we ordered them. The food was delicious and some of the best India we have tasted. We went with people who hadn’t much experience with Indian food but they walked away very happy also, saying they would also be back!

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Christine Watson

We often come to this restaurant as the food is delicious. To be able to do so using First table was a real bonus. Everything is spot on with this restaurant. We especially appreciate the generous servings of the Naan bread. The flavour of the curry is excellent and when you ask for mild that is exactly what you get so we were all very happy.

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Sara Madsen

Amazing food! Amazing service! Amazing ambience! What more can I say?!

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David Walker

Wonderful food and service at Master of India, Napier, the waiter also provided my 4yr son with complimentary chocolate naan which went down a treat. We will be back.

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Four of us went to dinner here on Sunday. The decore is more genuine Indian than a lot of other places. The staff were great with the right amount of attention leaving us to have a catch up between being served. The food was excellent. A wide range of choices and good prices. The drink selection was also great. Highly recommended but you may need to book as this place is popular!

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Fantastic meal. Every dish we chose was beautiful. My favourite was the Prawn Greeny - prawns were fat and juicy and the sauce was amazing. Great service too. Thanks Master if India and First Table

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David Franklin-Ross

Nice Atmosphere in the early summer evening.

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Amanda Lindsay

Great experience. Good food and great service!

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Maria Rahui

Very efficient and friendly waiter and very yummy, tasty kai. Do try the Honey Cauliflower it's so good. Our family really enjoyed our experience there and we wish Master of India restaurant an abundance of prosperity. They deserve it.

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Hetty McLennan

Awesome food. Great location. I would difinately recommend.

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Clare Jenssen

First class food and service. The lamb cutlets and chicken tikka starters were to die for. We ordered two extremely similar dishes for our mains. Both were very good but pretty much indistinguishable. As we did discuss our main choices with the waiter, we feel he should have made us aware that the meals were so similar. We would have definitely changed the order.

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David Homan-Smith

Delicious curries, yummy starters plus breads and mango lassies - all for less then $60 for 4 people. Awesome value!

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Joanne Wylie

Food was really good.

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Had another fantastic experience at master of India, great service and once again beautiful Indian cuisine.

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Pip Harper

Had a fabulous dinner at Master of India.
The food was delicious, service was fast and friendly. Will definitely be returning again soon.

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Great food. Great service. We will definitely be back.

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Alison Lindstrom

As usual, the food was great and the waiters attentive. We were given complimentary chocolate naan as it was our childrens' birthday. We'll be back.

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Excellent service

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Warren Chaplin

This was our first time here and we'll definitely go again. The service was first rate thanks to the attentive and knowledgable staff.

Our meals arrived promptly and were delicious. Would definitely recommend Master of India for an authentic Indian experience.

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Ron Janes

Tucked away on a side street in Ahuriri is this gem of an Indian restaurant. The ceiling was covered in colourful tapestries making you feel like you were dining in an exotic tent. The service was prompt and polite, and the food delicious. We would highly recommend the honey cauliflower as an appetiser; their cheese/garlic naan and mango lassi are the best we’ve had in Hawkes Bay.

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My 13 year old son asked to go to The Master of India for his birthday as we know how awesome the food is. Thank you for another great meal and we'll continue to keep coming back!

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Been here twice now and the food is always great, and the service is brilliant.

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Marion Prettin

Very nice staff and awesome food, thanks so much

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Meredith Marshall

Great service and food, I was with two of my children and they accommodated them beautifully and even bought them a complimentary chocolate naan bread for dessert, thank you we will be back.

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Pip Dewhirst

Just a wonderful meal all round. Very efficient and friendly service. We felt relaxed and well looked after. Beautifully cooked meals, great atmosphere. A lovely Wednesday evening meal out. Thankyou :)

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Mary Reeve

Very friendly staff and excellent food. Will definitely go back

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Alice Hengst

Great food, really quick service!

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Really enjoyed our family meal at M of I. Everyone loved their curries. Great bhajis and wonderful Nan breads. We have always experienced great service at this restaurant and this was no exception. Definitely recommend.

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Really enjoyed the food, the service was friendly and prompt

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Absolutely amazing food, venue and service - great to spend time sharing a meal with family prior to their international flight starting in Napier.

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Food is always great. Highly recommended.

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Kathryn Delaney

We really enjoyed the food and the lovely service.

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We had our family together for Mothers Day & also my mother , the food and company was awesome , definitely will go back

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Rebecca Tostevin

Absolutely loved the food and the service was awesome too. thank you

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The gorgeous authentic setting, flawless food and wonderful service had us walking away as very satisfied diners. We will be back soon!

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Walter Forman

Great food great company will be back again

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Nice food, good service, recommended.

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We had a great time the food and service was fantastic ...will definitely be going back

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Nancy McCourt

We had a wonderful evening. The staff were so freindly and helpful and the food was amazing. The naan bread was so light with plenty of garlic, the rice was light and fluffy we could have sat there all night. We will definitely be going back for seconds.

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Julisa Wales

Tasty food, lovely staff and good service. We’ll be back.

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Walter Forman

We go here a least twice a month. Never disappointed meals are A1.

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Phil Henderson

Had a great time and a great meal. The Lamb Masala and the Butter Chicken were delicious. We were celebrating a birthday and were given a complimentary chocolate naan bread which was yum! Would definitely go back again. :)

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Wonderful food as usual.

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Great meal and service. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend!

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