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Bolliwood Indian Restaurant: Feature Restaurant
Spice Up Your Life!
Sumptuous scents of spices and a smiling welcome will greet you at Bolliwood, Takapuna’s newest Indian restaurant.
Bolliwood has already made a good name for itself with its founding Ponsonby restaurant, now North Shore residents don’t have to travel over the bridge for a piece of the ‘aloo gobi’ action.
Huron Street hides a piece of India. Years of culinary experience and research, beautifully decorated and atmospherically lit premises and warm attentive service combine to deliver a memorable culinary experience for diners.
Manager Dixat Bansal provides the sort of smile-infused service you would expect to be greeted with when visiting one of India’s intimate ‘dhaba’ cafes. “Very special, traditional food is what you can expect to eat here at Bolliwood – it will make you come back again and again,” he vows.
Dixat enthuses over the range of Punjabi-style curries created in the extensive kitchen, the Rajesthani-influenced dishes and the tandoori oven featured in the centre of the restaurant, which treats customers to ‘live’ cooking displays by the team of four talented chefs.
These chefs recognise that Takapuna residents tend to be a health-conscious bunch and as such, they limit the use of cream in their dishes and offer a selection of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options. Goat meat curry is also a low fat and tender alternative to the more popular meats.
Winter lunches are proving a popular time to dine in or takeaway, with an incredible $10 deal, which provides hungry locals with a curry, rice, naan bread and drink, seven days a week. And on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, all mains are $10, excluding seafood curries.
Off-site catering is a growing part of the business, providing a minimum of 20 up to 500-plus people with an eastern-style feast, and eliminating the need for washing up. Team Bolliwood will deliver delicious dishes to your door, set up the feast on your dining table and come back to pick up the dishes! Tempting?
Fit the flavours of Indian into your winter, and escape to a warm climate via your plate.
Bolliwood, 17 Huron St, Takapuna. Phone: 09 489 9911 or visit our