Cuisine: Indian
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 12 restaurants in Hawke's Bay

Bringing to life the magic of Indian cuisine, Rasoi restaurant serves up a tantalising array of traditional and contemporary dishes.

Rasoi, which means kitchen, specialises in pan-Indian cuisine, and uses a variety of artisan ingredients and imported spices for their recipes. Inspired by traditional cooking methods, their skilled chefs add their own creative twist, resulting in an innovative and authentic Indian menu.

Enjoy all your favourites, from spicy curries, aromatic daals and tasty tandoori, to the more modern biryanis, kebabs and kormas. Try their signature north Indian butter chicken curry, or choose a mouth-watering vegetarian dish from their veggie menu.

Preparing everything on site and from scratch, their kitchen is proud to serve fresh Indian cuisine of the finest quality. Paired with their warm hospitality, enjoy an exceptional dining experience at Rasoi.

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Rasoi Cuisines of India
125 Marine parade
Napier City 4110

Open Hours:
Everyday 11am - 10pm

Phone: 06 835 4494
Website: Www.therasoi.co.nz

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Ranked: #1 of 12 restaurants in Hawke's Bay 1
Rasoi Cuisines of India
Location: Napier
Cuisine: Indian
Mains: $20 - $35+

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Wow! I think every taste bud in my mouth got tickled pink, not once but twice over. Wifie had a delicious butter chicken and I had two samosas for starters followed by a mild Railway curry (lamb and potato). I came back the very next day with mates after they asked where we should go for some good food. Both nights were packed with people, suggesting that the place makes some pretty good food.

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Anette Hulman

We can definitely recommend Rasoi. They have amazing food and great service. There is something for everyone including the classics as well as dishes we have not seen in other Indian restaurants. Give them a go!

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Carlita Campbell

Delicious food and great service!

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Melt in your mouth lamb chops with a mint chutney! Had been looking forward to it all day as knew from past experience that's what I wanted to have. Great decor and excellent service. Will be back again.

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What a fabulous feast at the best Indian restaurant in Hawke's Bay. Complimentary poppadoms and chutneys were brought to our table on arrival which set the scene for a great night out. The Onion Bhajis and chicken Kaffir Tikka we started with were mouth watering - my husband voted the chicken as being the best he'd eaten in a long time (ouch). We followed this up with Kadai Paneer and goat Tawa Masala with a side of the most delicious Amchoori Bhindi, an okra, onion, mango and fennel seed dish. Garlic cheese naan and a gluten free flatbread rounded out our spicy feast. We will be back soon.

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Absolutely beautiful meals.

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Rose Dhamanaskar

Rasoi exceeds our expectations every time, sooo delicious!!

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Luana Gray

Great selection of dishes. Lots of flavour. Presented well. Lovely staff. Great dining experience. Cheers

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We had an excellent meal.The food was outstanding and couldnt be faulted and the service was of a high standard. All in all a very enjoyable evening. We will be back.

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We loved dining at Rasoi - both the food and service were excellent, thank yoiu

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Carmen Shirley

Food was amazing. Lamb was so tender and in beautiful curries. Service was great! Will definitely be back.

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We were greeted with a friendly courteous approaching the service was excellent right throughout.
And now to the food. WELL!!!!!! I have eaten this cuisine on a number of trips to India. My Eat Pray Love journeys.
Rasois modern authentic menu created by owner Kamlesh and his very talented headchef Vipin, is nothing less than creative, inspiring and totally delicious.
The best Pan Indian Cuisine have tasted. The Restaurant is booked out most evenings due to a reputation they acquired soon after opening about a year ago, a reputation well deserved, we will definitely return over and over again

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Words may not do justice to the experience of the taste buds and the eyes. Rasoi is hands down the finest of Indian cuisine I have experienced in NZ. The staff are only too happy to help navigate their extensive menu and the effort they put in to making our visit pleasurable is always noted. Every plate put on our table of four was Devine! I can’t wait to return here and experience some more delights from the menu, and even our two children now tell me “that’s my favourite”. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Merrylyn Pryce

We had an outstanding night. We were greeted with a very warm welcome. The service was flawless. Front of house could not have been more helpful and contributed significantly to our overall enjoyment. The menu offered an extensive range and we enjoyed both courses that we had, notably the salmon, the scallops and worthy of special mention - the soft shell crab. The presentation of each dish was superb. A wide choice of wines were offered and we were able to try a small taste of two before we made our choice. Owner / Chef Kamlesh came to our table, expanded on the dishes and checked that we were happy with the food offered - a lovely touch. He clearly takes a lot of pride in his restaurant and justifiably so, we felt. He also gave advice on a whisky to finish off the meal and his recommendation was excellent - loved it so much that I will treat myself to a bottle. ( An Indian, single malt - Amrut Cask Mate ). We must make special mention of two unique features. The first is a dining bib - wonderful, I did not have any spills onto my shirt. The second is the serving of chilled water into copper chalices filled from a beaten copper jug. Somehow this cleanses the water and removes any taint - I want one for home. Overall an excellent dining experience, thank you to all involved.

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Kim Marie Bernados

The 4 of us all went to food heaven. It was absolutely delicious!
Coupled with impeccable service from the staff -- we were all given the choices from their Chef's selection according to what we preferred (which didn't in any way disappoint!), short waiting time for the meals to be served, amazing array of drinks to go with the amazing food.
Will definitely be back! Thanks to firsttable for the ultimate dining experience :)

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We were a group of four dining at Rasoi and were very impressed with the food and service. Would highly recommend the Rasoi sampling platter (meat) - we got two between four of us and they were absolutely delicious. Can also recommend the tikka masala and saagwala curries. Their special naan breads were also really good. There was an extensive drinks list, with lots of local wine choices which was great to see.

Inside the restaurant is really modern with nice decor. They have beautiful copper dishes / water jugs / cutlery etc. They even provided us with little aprons in case of any spillages!

Would definitely go again, there were so many appetising meals on their menu that leave me wanting to come back for more.

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Rebecca Tostevin

First time here but WOW the appetizers were amazing! Huge menu we had so much to choose from. Awesome service, delicious food. Definitely be back

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Kathryn Delaney

As always - this place is superb! Beautifully presented and lovely atmosphere.

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Wow! I think every taste bud in my mouth got tickled pink, not once but twice over. Wifie had a delicious butter chicken and I had two samosas for starters followed by a mild Railway curry (lamb and potato). I came back the very next day with mates after they asked where we should go for some good food. Both nights were packed with people, suggesting that the place makes some pretty good food.

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Anette Hulman

We can definitely recommend Rasoi. They have amazing food and great service. There is something for everyone including the classics as well as dishes we have not seen in other Indian restaurants. Give them a go!

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No words, was amazing

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Carlita Campbell

Delicious food and great service!

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Melt in your mouth lamb chops with a mint chutney! Had been looking forward to it all day as knew from past experience that's what I wanted to have. Great decor and excellent service. Will be back again.

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Quality food every time ! Best service and best location

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What a fabulous feast at the best Indian restaurant in Hawke's Bay. Complimentary poppadoms and chutneys were brought to our table on arrival which set the scene for a great night out. The Onion Bhajis and chicken Kaffir Tikka we started with were mouth watering - my husband voted the chicken as being the best he'd eaten in a long time (ouch). We followed this up with Kadai Paneer and goat Tawa Masala with a side of the most delicious Amchoori Bhindi, an okra, onion, mango and fennel seed dish. Garlic cheese naan and a gluten free flatbread rounded out our spicy feast. We will be back soon.

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Absolutely beautiful meals.

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Morgan Gilmore

Great food, great environment and super helpful staff!! We got a few of there suggestions and they where all fantastic! Will be back.

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Rose Dhamanaskar

Rasoi exceeds our expectations every time, sooo delicious!!

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Ros Bartosh

Fantastic food and service. I will definitely return

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Luana Gray

Great selection of dishes. Lots of flavour. Presented well. Lovely staff. Great dining experience. Cheers

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We had an excellent meal.The food was outstanding and couldnt be faulted and the service was of a high standard. All in all a very enjoyable evening. We will be back.

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Janice Byford-Jones

Had amazing food. It’s the best Indian outside of London I reckon!

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We loved dining at Rasoi - both the food and service were excellent, thank yoiu

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Carmen Shirley

Food was amazing. Lamb was so tender and in beautiful curries. Service was great! Will definitely be back.

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Chris King

It was ok but found a little nosey.

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We really enjoyed the food, the service and had a great night, Warm and cosy as it was bitter night outside.

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Holly Martin

The food here was really really good I would highly reccomend usually an indian menu is fairly predictable but these guys had all the classics and some really great modern fusion Indian cuisine as well. Thanks I will definitley be back!

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Haley Ferguson

Never liked Indian food before I tried Ra Soi..now I try to go once a month to get my fix!. The food is absolutely amazing and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I recommend Ra Soi to everybody!. if you haven’t been here, book now!. Very happy customer who will keep coming back!

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The variety of food was amazing and so delicious, compliments to the chef! The staff were professional and nothing was too much trouble! We will be back. Thankyou for a lovely evening!

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Meera Eswaran

Excellent food and great service. I have already recommended the place to my friends who have moved to Napier recently. Might drive up front palmy for another meal. Best Indian I have ever had .

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From the arrival welcome.to assistance in meal selection, until account settlement we would find it difficult to find anything to cause complaint.All factors A1 A most enjoyable celebration of an 83rd birthday
Will return sometime soon

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Was a great dining experience, the food was brilliant and tasty, a great selective menu, the staff very polite and obliging, the restaurant has very nice decor making for very pleasant dining. Definetly be back

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Shaz Buczynski

This was our first time at Rasoi, and we were very impressed. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were great. We will definitely return.

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Maurice Ziebe

Beautiful little restaurant food in sensational have to go back to sample more of the chefs creations

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Sue Wheatley

Excellent food and service will be returning very soon.

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This was not our first time at Rasoi, it is our first choice when going out for dinner. The prices are great for superb kai, so ‘first table’ or not it is a great place to go. :)

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Davey Jones

Always good food and great service.

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Never fails to deliver in every way. Fantastic food, service and staff are always so welcoming and friendly. They know us now as its the only Indian Restaurant we go to now

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Daniela Ramos Castillejos

Great service and beautiful food. The best Indian food in Hawkes Bay.

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We had a fantastic meal at Rasoi- they create such tasty, interesting and delicious food that is very impressive. The flavours are amazing. The restaurant and service is also excellent. Would recommend them to lovers of Indian food. It was our first experience of First Table and we will definitely do it again.

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David Franklin-Ross

Wonderful atmosphere and variety of flavours.

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Matthew Delmarter

We had a special evening celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary with family. The overall experience at Rasoi is a class act with amazing Indian flavours, beautifully presented food and great service.

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Jenn McKenzie

There’s no surprise this restaurant is so busy! The food is excellent and the service perfect. A wonderful evening thank you!

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The best Indian food we’ve had, beautifully presented with interesting drink options

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Poppy Victoria

Amazing! Food was so yummy and staff we43 great.

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Greg Primrose

Great service and ambience. Kai outstanding and generous servings.

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Tarnz Jordan

Great foid great service, reccommend for sure

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Yummy food with plenty of flavours. Great wine menu too.

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Unrivaled and amazing quality and flavors. Absolutely the best Indian food ever. An experience not to be missed.

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Ron Janes

Excellent experience would go again

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Pania Ujdur

Rated above. Excellent food and service. Happy to pay full price for the quality of their food.

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Divine. First time and certainly wont be the last!

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Lovely polite ladies who looked after us so well the food was amazing the best curry we have ever tasted with a huge diverse range of food to suit everyone's taste. Fantastic ladies night out. Thank you Rasoi we will be back !!!!!

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Great staff great dining for Indian cusine

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Janice Byford-Jones

Simply one of the best curry houses I have ever experienced (& theres been a few

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Without a doubt the best Indian cuisine we have had since arriving in NZ 12 years ago. Highly recommend.

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Amazing food and service have been a few times

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