Chilis Bistro and Tandoor

Shop 17, Mcmillan Ct, Newlands, Wellington City, Wellington
Physical address
Described by one of our countless happy customers as "a food lover's paradise." Visit Chilis Bistro and Tandoor and enjoy an array of tantalising food that few can compete with!
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Telephone (04) 478 3499
Mobile (021) 119 9400

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13th April 2013
Nothing better than a tasty, authentic Indian food on a cold, wet, winter evening - well got 3 out of 6 right, as

weather in Wellington is still summer-like, but the food in Chili's is Indian, and it is very, very tasty and

most definitively authentic! Also it seems to us that every time we dine in Chili's, the food gets better and

there is something new to try, but somehow Chili's still manage to retain the old favourites in their menus too.

The plan we (me and my wife) had was to order a bit more than usual so we can take the rest of it with us and

have some nice dinner on the next day too. So we started with some Chef's special Chili's sauce Chicken Tikka

straight from their Tandoori oven together with traditional Onion Bhaji; Onion Bhaji was as good as always, but

we had not had Chef's special before and it was absolutely beautiful (plus there was a lot of it). So

unfortunately nothing was left for the next day ...

For our main courses we had Lamb Balti, Prawn Masala and Chicken Dahiwala. Lamb Balti we have almost every time,

as the way Chili's prepares it is superior to all other Indian restaurants in Wellington. My wife wanted some

Prawn Masala and liked it even though she felt it was spicier than usual. I liked it and actually preferred a bit

more spices. Chicken Dahiwala was a new one for us - it was an interesting dish quite different to anything else

we've had previously in other Indian restaurants. To me it was an average dish (which with Chili's strandards

makes it a good/great dish in other Indian restaurants in Wellington), but my wife really liked it; she does not

like chicken dishes usually but this one was just spot on; it is creamy, but not sickly so as the creaminess

comes from yoghurt, it is tasty, but not sweet nor salty - actually I would be surprised if it had any salt or

sugar content in it.

All the main courses were accompanied with a bread basket, which in Chili's is HUGE and has some five different

varieties in it. As you can guess we had more than enough for the next day too! We also had a bottle of Sauvignon

Blanc to go with it, in Chilies they believe in quality wines so the choice was the very affordable Tohu and it

suited the dinner perfectly.

The dessert then, I hear you asking, what did you have for dessert? Well, nothing in the restaurant as we were

just too full, but Chili's do have a great Mango Kulfi available that you can take home with you, put it into

freezer and cherish the next day. What a great way to spend an evening out it was (again), thanks Chili's.
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Telephone (04) 478 3499