Curry Express, Indian Restaurant & Takeaway.
Located on the corner of Main and Princess Streets, open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner. Our hours are 11:30am to 2:30pm, and reopen at 5pm until late.
Ring us on (06) 353-5009, reservations welcome.
- Lunch from $7.95
- Curries for $10.00 (excludes Seafood)
- Childrens Menu
- New Wine & Food Menu
- New decore
- Under New Management
Please come and choose from our Extensive Dinner Menu, including Entrees, Chicken, Lamb, Beef and Vegetarian Curries, and a selection of authentic Naan breads.
As I wandered into the store, I glanced around and was immediately struck with the wonderful atmosphere of the restaurant. An Indian elegance I haven't encountered anywhere else.
While I ordered a Chicken Korma and rice to go, I had an interesting chat with some of the staff, about a number of topics, which helped while away the surprisingly short time until my meal was ready. Even if you are ordering a single meal for one, there is no 'scoop it out of a pan' here, the meal was made, from scratch, just for me.
A container of light, fluffy, and above all, non-sticky Basmati Rice, and a second filled to the brim with a creamy flavoursome sauce with a decent portion of roasted chicken pieces holding it down.
I got home, grabbed a bowl, filled it with half the supplied rice and half of the curry, and was surprised at the impressive portion this resulted in. For $10, you could easily feed two people a wholesome meal, just by adding a small side-dish.
The only SLIGHT let-down for me was the result of my own ignorant words. When I ordered, I was asked "How would you like your Korma?" I replied "Mild please" assuming incorrectly that the scale was by authentic taste levels. However it had obviously been adjusted to suit the typically bland Kiwi palatte, leaving me with a Korma that carried no real spice at all! If you like flavour, don't be afraid to ask for the Medium or even Hot... this is sage advice.
Overall, I was really quite impressed. parking should be simple in the mid evening around 7pm, but I wouldn't want to bank on parking being readily available on Main Street after about 8pm, due to it's proximity to the movie theatre. I plan to go back and try some of their other dishes, many of which I was unaware of until I took one of the handy menus located in the box outside their front door... a great idea for those who wish to consider a take-home meal.
Random listing from 'Food'...
Take something that tastes great - fresh fruit, add a little inspiration - our sauces, and very quickly you can create an irresistible snack or dessert.
We've taken the time to discover the right sauce for the right fruit, so that you can ensure every mouthful is a memorable one.
Great for pouring or dipping.
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