Fast food
Indo Chinese, South Indian, Mumbai Chat

A pure vegetarian restaurant that also offers plenty of vegan options. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-9:30pm.

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33 Reviews

First Review by CalozDamien


Points +1790

19 Apr 2023

great food!

extensive veg menu with lots of vegan options (asked just to clarify the v means vegan no dairy, honey, eggs, etc)..has some yummy pakora and dal and was vey satisfied..economical as well:))



Points +372

04 Mar 2023

Good place

Had a veg noodles soup, and I don't if it was because of the time I went there or because I was craving some soup, but it was one of the best soups I've had in a long time. The staff was very nice as well.
I'd definitely go back if I'm in Rotorua again.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +101

Mostly Veg
01 Mar 2023

Excellent Indian cuisine

BailwalG has a huge menu and we really enjoyed what we chose with the help of our charming, helpful waiter. Definitely the best of the Indian restaurants we have eaten at during our stay in New Zealand!


Points +81

26 Jan 2023

Lovely light bhaturas

We enjoyed a very tasty chole bhatura and makki di roti sarson da saag (made with real saag, not spinach). There was a steady stream of customers for late lunch the day we were there. The staff seemed to manage the flow nicely. We would definitely go back and explore some more of the menu.

Pros: North & South Indian menu items, Good cook, food, and service, Good location, easy to find


Points +30

11 Jan 2023

Lots of options but not a pleasant atmosphere

A lot of vegan options, cheap and good portion sizes, however, staff weren't particularly approachable and some aspects of the experience, (no napkins, incorrect orders being brought to our table, unclean hands touching cutlery) impacting the overall meal.

Pros: Quick service

Cons: Staff not particularly approachable


Points +30

29 Dec 2022

Waited 10 minutes to be acknowledged

My partner and I stood at the counter waiting for 10 minutes, the staff member didn’t acknowledge us at all, so we left.
We didn’t even get a nod or eye contact, while the server spoke to and served other customers that entered after us.


Points +62

14 Dec 2022


These guys rock! I eat here at least once a week to fuel up. Thank you for all the hard work

Pros: Taste, Price, friendly


Points +380

26 Nov 2022

Tasty Value

Really enjoyable lunch with depth of flavour to the Jalfrezi. A good selection of sweets too which I wouldn’t usually try. Trying the Imetri (otherwise know as Jangiri) was recommended by my partner, so I got two. With the lunch deal less than $15!

Pros: Deal, Flavour , Selection


Points +534

19 Nov 2022

Authentic Indian Food

Chole bhature - excellent. although ratio of chole : bread was skewed (way bigger bhature vs amount of chole). Tried the pani puri too which I would say was pretty average. Vegan options clearly labelled and they are able to make many dishes without onion and garlic too.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-30


Points +271

03 Nov 2022

Great selection, delicious food

I kove that the food is easily marked as vegan, so you have no worries when ordering. Such a large menu with so many options. We got a selection of different curries, and all of them were delicious.
Definitely go here!

Pros: Big menu, Delicious food, Friendly staff


Points +966

11 Oct 2022

Options for days

So many options! Not used to having so much choice, I couldn’t decide what to get so accidentally ordered the whole menu and now I can’t afford to pay my rent. Worth it


Points +32

02 Aug 2022

Loved it!

Absolutely delicious! Enjoyed every mouthful. With so many choices I’m looking forward to going back for more!

Pros: Great value for money, Lots of vegan options


Points +21

10 Jul 2022

So many vege/vegan options!

Try the thali, to get a tasting plate from each region of India

Pros: Great choices, No meat , Delicious

Cons: None, great value and great food


Points +200

08 Jan 2022

Bewildering number of vegan options

On a bit dog-eared menus in this vegetarian Indian restaurant (Rotorua somehow is lucky in this regard having a few) almost everything is marked V/J, but without a footnote, so I had to ask and the guy said it meant vegan (I deduced J was likely Jain). I had a spicy noodle soup (quite a few soup options which you never see at regular Indian ones) and kind of a big dough pancake/dip into curry thing. Seemed very authentic Indian and it surely it tasted vegan, but just in case you may ask if V means always or an option. An extra star just for having so many options on the menu you'd need some time to study it, but it seemed like you had to do it at the counter even though there was a stack of separate menus piled on it. #Veganuary

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-08

Pros: Dozens of vegan options, including soups, Seems so authentic

Cons: May need a bit of TLC, Staff to cheer up, Seating a bit tight


Points +16

25 Jun 2021

A great find!

I had seen this restaurant but never quite made it inside before. So nice to find a vege/vegan place with a large selection of food. The owner/server was knowledgeable about the food he served, including its health benefits, and obviously cares about his customers. Very reasonable prices too.
If there was one thing that would make the place entirely perfect, it would be a green or other herbal tea option.

Updated from previous review on 2021-06-25

Pros: Good variety of food with many vegan dishes.

Cons: Nothing apart from another tea option :)


Points +34

04 Mar 2021

Wonderful Lunch

Had a great lunch here with tons of vegan options, thoughtful staff and all for good value. Probably be back for dinner.. and lunch tomorrow!

Pros: Loads of options, Great service , Great price


Points +16

17 Dec 2020

10/10 highly recommend

This place is awesome, top service and staff, delicious food in vegetarian and vegan options I even recommend to non vegetarians you'll love it, very well priced also thank you again

Pros: Top service over the phone and in store. , Very tasty food, very friendly workers.


Points +20

02 Dec 2020

Best Indian Food in Rotorua

Amazing food, and the service is fantastic, so helpful and friendly.


Points +8

Non Veg
24 Nov 2020


Food tasted great, good portion size, wide selection, very reasonable prices and the staff were all courtious and helpful. Will go back when I next visit Rotorua.

Pros: Delicious Food

Cons: My stomach can only hold so much food


Points +16

03 Oct 2020


Absolutely delicious food, best South Indian outside of India! Excellent value for money and wonderful service. 10/10!

Viki S

Points +19

23 Sep 2020

Amazing vegan food and fantastic service

Fully veg restaurant, with so many amazing options for vegans! We had a soup, a veg curry, a dosa and onion bhaji. Everything was delicios and the portions were big. Great value. The owner (?) is warm, friendly and super helpful.
The place is nice, music wasn't loud, could easily speak without having to raise our voices.

Highly recommend.

Pros: Delicious food, Heaps of vegan options!!!, Friendly staff


Points +30

12 Jul 2020

So good!

Loads of tasty dishes to choose from, great value for money and big portions with a good amount of vegan options.


Points +77

06 Jun 2020

Great food wonderful staff

Very helpful man who understood vegan and vegetarian options

Pros: Excellent prices, Clean food

Cons: Nothing at all


Points +116

21 Feb 2020

Delicious authentic Indian food

Very accommodating staff - they amended a thali platter to make it completely vegan, including a special vegan dessert which was delicious!

Pros: Good mix of different curries and flavours, Friendly staff, Delicious dessert


Points +16

07 Feb 2020

Great service

So happy to find this place, great service and lots of vegan options. The rest of the menu is vegetarian so lots of points for this place!


Points +70

04 Feb 2020

Delicious indian food

Great vegan Indian food and great staff. I was in town for few hours so I checked them. Has a couple of starters and a main. Loved the way the do the onion bhaji, also tried a dish from south india I believe (don’t remember the name), pretty good as well.

Everything is vegetarian or vegan. Highly recommend.

Pros: Good portions, Price


Points +90

30 Jan 2020

Great food, lovely staff!

Great menu with plenty of options for vegans. I asked the server and he showed me a separate menu with all the vegan options marked. We got a chana masala and a daal with spinach.. Don't remember what it's called. Both were incredible! My (non vegan) partner got a dessert with cottage cheese/cardamom/almonds (which he thought was so delicious) and when the man brought it out, he gave me a special (off menu) vegan dessert that I think was made from polenta and almonds, free of charge. Very yummy & so kind!

Pros: Heaps of vegan options, Helpful, generous staff, Not expensive

Cons: None!

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