Ras Vatika Indian Vegetarian Cafe

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 7 reviews )

596 Dominion Rd, Balmoral, Auckland, New Zealand

Foods such as pakora, thali, all-you-can-eat curry. Note that some items contain dairy. Vegans should specify. Open Tue-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Indian, Take-out

7 Reviews

First Review by ampallang

Cheap food and friendly service - Edit

We made the trip here for dinner on Boxing Day, as many veg places were closed. The staff were friendly, helpful and explained what was vegan, but it would have been easier if it had simply been clearly marked on the menu. We ordered samosas ($1.50) and kachori ($1.70) as starters, and both were nice, accompanied by a sauce too sweet for me. We also shared a 'special' dosa ($12), which was fine, and a veganised Special Thali, which was reduced in price because the usual sweet was not vegan. This was a mixed bag: some of the curries were nice, some very much not my taste. One thing about this place is that it was very cheap for the amount of food we had, and our bill was under $40.

Pros: Cheap, Friendly service

Cons: Vegan items not marked on menu

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Cheap & Delicious - Edit

At Ras Vatika you can eat for under $10, and the food is very good. Its not the best indian food in Auckland but its still really great and I am never disappointed.

Everything is vegetarian and most things can be made vegan or are vegan anyway such is the nature of indian cuisine.

Pros: Cheap, Good Food, Friendly Staff

Cons: Small, Not All Vegan

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Not bad, not excellent. - Edit

Quite spicy but nice. Reasonable pricing.

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not too bad there Kaila - Edit

Found out the ladies name is Kaila because was wearing a Kaila Jacket he he. The Dahi Poori is sooo yum. Six pieces for around $7-9. Mouth tantilising taste these Poori are with no onion or garlic. Little things that you are meant to put in one go in your mouth, open really wide now. Not much more for people that don't eat onion or garlic unless you order in advance or happy to have a potatoe curry. Can eat the cutlets with the sweet sauce too.

Pros: dahi poori

Cons: onions & garlic

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Acceptable Indian fare - Edit

Ate there for the first time a few weeks back. It was good, inexpensive Indian food, and they were happy to adapt for vegans. The place is nothing special to look at, and all things considered, the food wasn't good enough to bring me back in future (there are better Auckland options - consider Satya, a wonderful meat/veg place that caters to vegans, and is not listed on Happy Cow), but if you are around, or looking for a good cheap feed, this place will do the trick. It is better quality than Rasoi, but not "great".

Pros: cheap, good portions, friendly/knowledgeable staff

Cons: atmosphere?, menu a bit boring

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ras vitaka - Edit

i love this resturant-the staff are always really friendly and are always willing to make dishes vegan for me-the Masala dosa is gorgeous-my fav and the thali's are fantastic value for money- highly recommended

Pros: fresh food, friendly staff, good value

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Roti not vegan? - Edit

The guy who was serving me said that the currys were all vegan and the roti. So i got two currys the vegie curry and the yellow potato and poppy seed curry. The vegie curry was quite spicy and didn't taste that great. The potato curry was great. When i left i asked to have a roti for teh road and he said it had dairy in it... so i was quite annoyed since i asked him when i arrived if it was vegan.

Pros: cheap

Cons: unhelpful staff

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ajit_drl 25 Apr 2013 - Never tasted such a horrible food. The guy standing even didnt use the gloves to give the sweets. And the curry had thin hair in it. Would never recommend any one to go their.  

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