I love the fact that someone has actually represented Indian taste in a new innovative ambiance here in Auckalnd. Coming from Jaipur and how fast new themed cafes and lounges are opening, I so much enjoyed this place!
It’s located in a hidden alley just next to it’s main Satya South Indian Restaurant on the main road of Sandringham Shops.
Ambiance : Wooden furniture, beverage cans, twinkling lights, rugs, fresh plants and modern music sets an atmosphere of a live backyard party.
After reading so many articles, reviews on Zomato this was on our list and finally we visited!
So it was not busy during that time and we got ample of space to chose where we wished to sit!
It gives you a modern yet authentic feeling with the statues of Lord Ganesha and pots decorated.
Food : Indian-Chinese food is my personal favorites and this place left me smiling.
We ordered Chicken Manchurian which was our winner :) So fresh, so balanced and authentic. The spice and garnishing was just perfect. The presentation of the dish was also very nice.
Masala Chai well this was a must to try because I am a Chai person and it was nice trying a perfectly blended tea on a cool spring evening.
I would recommend them to serve it in a clay pot or Kullad cups to make it look even more authentic :)
Rose Shake This was just to try a cool drink from their Menu. It felt more like a Rose milk and was quiet refreshing. Definitely a nice summer cooler that can never go wrong.
Pricing : I think it’s very economical and a really nice place to go for a brunch or just to catchup with your friends.
Service : When we were there, it was empty that time but had slowly began to get busy. There was only one guy, so the serving was a bit slow and I guess they were short staffed.
We had ordered Dahi Puri’s aswell but after all these dishes still it was not served. We were disappointed by the fact that we had told the guy serving us that we need to leave soon and we were there for 45 mins but still couldn’t try. The guests who came after us got their order served first. Unfortunately we had to cancel the Dahi puri order. Well that won't stop us from going there. Looking forward to try Dahi Puris next time and other snacks too! Overall this place is not to be missed.
Would definitely recommend this amazing place ( Mini India )