Cuisine: Indian
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 7 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 7 restaurants in Hawke's Bay 1
Rasoi Cuisines of India
Location: Napier
Cuisine: Indian
Mains: $20 - $35+

Reviews

Ngaire Dyer

Really friendly service, the food came out quickly and tasted delicious. There was accessible food options for everyone in our group. Great job guys, we can’t wait to come back!

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After 13 years in NZ this was our best Indian restaurant !
Great food, excellent service, fantastic atmosphere and caring staff! What else customer could ask for!
Thanks guys!

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The service was fantastic! The food came out very fast, and such great dishes! we loved how there was so much on the menu and even trying dishes that none of had before! Was a great experience, will go back for sure!

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Danielle Wilkins

Loved the food and friendly service. Nice to have the chef visit our table and offer advice on meal choices. We enjoyed sharing Rasoi with our visitors from the uk. They loved it and the freshness of our nz food. Thanks

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Henry Ballantyne

Fantastic food and service in a stylish setting. Many thanks!

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Excellent experience all round. Food great, service great. Would dine again.

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The food is good and reasonable priced. the service is also friendly and unobtrusive. We enjoyed all our meals from the starters platters of 5 different styled chicken and the seafood as well. Portions are of a good size and delicious. We have eaten here on several occasions and are happy to return in the future.

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Megan King

As usual wonderful food and service with a fabulous authentic vibe

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Heather Johnson

The atmosphere was wonderful. The service was excellent. The food was the best I have ever had at an Indian restaurant. Thank you it was wonderful all round.

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Danielle Wilkins

Rasoi is the best Indian cuisine I've ever tried. Their serving sizes are generous and the butter chicken is delious. With the best naan to soak up all the sauce..and bibs provided to protect your top, a very nice touch. We also had a sight view of the sea, a rare thing in Napier. We will definitely be bringing out overseas visitors next month. Thanks for a lovely date night.

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Briara Schulberg

Rasoi never disappoints for flavors, atmosphere, service and style. Wonderful and delicious food and the restaurant was humming, happy Tuesday! Eyeballing the whisky to complement the next meal.

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The best indian food so far in the Hawke's Bay.
Fresh flavours and a properly delicious food. The crew too is the most amazing and caring.
I go there every sunday and if possible every other friday also.

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A fantastic night out with great beach view, excellent food and great service

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J Stickley

Friendly customer service, extensive menu, great flavours- we enjoyed our meal, thank you

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Warren Chaplin

This was a family birthday treat for my daughter - she had already decided she wanted (surprise) - butter chicken. I had a taste and I have to say Rasoi makes the best BC I've ever tasted.

The service was excellent, the food was delicious with extremely generous portions and the restaurant has great decor and ambiance.

We will be back - highly recommended.

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Sarah Knight

Fantastic meal, atmosphere and service. My aunt and uncle throughly enjoyed Rasoi. Highly recommended.

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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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Ngaire Dyer

Really friendly service, the food came out quickly and tasted delicious. There was accessible food options for everyone in our group. Great job guys, we can’t wait to come back!

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Great selection and great taste.

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Nancy Barlow

Great food, great staff and fabulous service. Recommend.

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Nigel Smith

Fantastic curries as always , cant find anywhere else as good. Just love Rasoi Indian Restaurant

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After 13 years in NZ this was our best Indian restaurant !
Great food, excellent service, fantastic atmosphere and caring staff! What else customer could ask for!
Thanks guys!

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I absolutely love this place! The food is so delicious and the service is fantastic (especially given how great of a deal the food is). It takes a lot of self discipline to not order takeaways from them more than once a week!

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Deborah Woodland

Good food nice wine. Starter needed spice, will definitely return.

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Mahani Duncan

The food was amazing as always. Love the garlic naan and my Lamb shoulder dish was cooked to perfection. Food was flavourful. Unfortunately the Mango Lassi was warm and lacked the distinct mango flavour. Resturant and facilities were all clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. We will definitely be going back.

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Busy but efficient, good food, well worth a visit

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Mark Jordan

Rasoi was absolutely delicious yet again, I love my Indian food but Rasoi is at another level of excellence. We love the way it is presented and the flavourers are out of this world. The Butter chicken is hands down the best I've had anywhere. Thankyou for making my 50th birthday dinner so special.

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Amazing meal, great friendly service and a brilliant atmosphere. Money well spent on this first table! The best indian restaurant in Napier in my opinion.

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Joanna Welsby

Fantastic food, excellent service - top Indian restaurant thank you Rasoi

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Fabulous as always

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Great food and friendly staff

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The service was fantastic! The food came out very fast, and such great dishes! we loved how there was so much on the menu and even trying dishes that none of had before! Was a great experience, will go back for sure!

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Danielle Wilkins

Loved the food and friendly service. Nice to have the chef visit our table and offer advice on meal choices. We enjoyed sharing Rasoi with our visitors from the uk. They loved it and the freshness of our nz food. Thanks

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Henry Ballantyne

Fantastic food and service in a stylish setting. Many thanks!

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Excellent experience all round. Food great, service great. Would dine again.

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Food was amazing quality. Meal sizes were spot on and catered for our children.

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The food is good and reasonable priced. the service is also friendly and unobtrusive. We enjoyed all our meals from the starters platters of 5 different styled chicken and the seafood as well. Portions are of a good size and delicious. We have eaten here on several occasions and are happy to return in the future.

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Lizzie Sayer

Excellent yummy food, friendly professional service and lovely location. Totally be back there!

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Jan Hellyer

Great dining experience. Very helpful staff, great service and beautiful food.

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Consistently good food and excellent service

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Hannah Rose

Great and friendly service and staff! First time there and will be back. The food was delicious also! Thank you!

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Megan King

As usual wonderful food and service with a fabulous authentic vibe

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Yet again a most enjoyable dining experience. We all thoroughly enjoy dining at Rasoi and will keep coming back.

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Heather Johnson

The atmosphere was wonderful. The service was excellent. The food was the best I have ever had at an Indian restaurant. Thank you it was wonderful all round.

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Danielle Wilkins

Rasoi is the best Indian cuisine I've ever tried. Their serving sizes are generous and the butter chicken is delious. With the best naan to soak up all the sauce..and bibs provided to protect your top, a very nice touch. We also had a sight view of the sea, a rare thing in Napier. We will definitely be bringing out overseas visitors next month. Thanks for a lovely date night.

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Briara Schulberg

Rasoi never disappoints for flavors, atmosphere, service and style. Wonderful and delicious food and the restaurant was humming, happy Tuesday! Eyeballing the whisky to complement the next meal.

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Delicious food, great service and that's why we keep coming back to Rasoi .with First Table.

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The best indian food so far in the Hawke's Bay.
Fresh flavours and a properly delicious food. The crew too is the most amazing and caring.
I go there every sunday and if possible every other friday also.

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A fantastic night out with great beach view, excellent food and great service

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Tarnz Jordan

Entres only. 6 dishes all up. This way you experience mire dishes than a one main. Loved it

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J Stickley

Friendly customer service, extensive menu, great flavours- we enjoyed our meal, thank you

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Our favourite ever Indian and we've been to a few. 6th visit in as many weeks, but the first with first table.

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Warren Chaplin

This was a family birthday treat for my daughter - she had already decided she wanted (surprise) - butter chicken. I had a taste and I have to say Rasoi makes the best BC I've ever tasted.

The service was excellent, the food was delicious with extremely generous portions and the restaurant has great decor and ambiance.

We will be back - highly recommended.

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Sarah Knight

Fantastic meal, atmosphere and service. My aunt and uncle throughly enjoyed Rasoi. Highly recommended.

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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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