110 Ponsonby Road,
(09) 376 6477
Bolliwood is an Indian cuisine restaurant but also serves European food. For the entertainment of customers, Indian songs are played on the big screen. Bolliwood is located in Ponsonby, Auckland.
Daily: 11.30 to 14.30
daily: 17.00 till late
Essential on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Avg Food Spend
$$$ per person
A La Carte Menu
Jeans OK, Trainers OK
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
We came here as we were passing by and saw the $10 lunch meal. It was great value as included a drink nan bread and rice. Meals were good and the nan bread was particularly delicious. Service was good. No complaints but not spectacular either.
Visited Bolliwood last Tuesday for the $10 Mains, turned out to be an absolute bargain. The service was good, they were attentive, but sometimes we did have to try and get their attention for water etc.
The food came out fast and hot, and considering how busy they were that was impressive, and I can comfortably say it was the best curry i've had in a long time.
There was +'s and -'s, but overall I was very happy with the Bolliwood experience, and for $10main really who can complain with anything...
We went to BOLLIWOOD last Friday,Great food, Great Place & Lovely People! I have experienced the best meals my taste buds have ever had the pleasure in tasting! well
recomending.Excellent you guys are rock!!!!
Awfull service, we went there on Friday the 13th of June, << yes I know the date.. we got there and ordered our starters which actually came out in about 10 minutes which was good, we ordered our mains when we ordered our starters, well.... it took just over 1 hour and 30 minutes for our mains to come out, nothing was said to us, the drinks on our table, water glasses etc that we had been trying to fill our empty stomachs with were cluttered all over the table and not one was removed even through our dining experience, when the mains arrived the rice was completely cold, then we had to wait a further 15 minutes before they brought out more rice which had HUMAN HAIR IN IT!!, will NEVER return to this place and WOULD NOT ADVISE IT. Worst dining experience ever my wife and I are disgusted
The food is fantastic - definately the best in the area! The service has always been fantastic. Tarun always goes out of his way to fit us in regardless of how busy they are! If you are a fan of Indian food like us you will not be dissapointed. Thanks Bolliwood...!!!
After reading all the reviews, I thought of trying the place , as I'm a bit adventurous.
What I found there was totally opposite of what is written here. After a warm welcome by the waiter standing at the main door, the order was only taken when we pressed the order button at the table top.
We ordered tandoori platter as my girlfriend wanted to try it...and man it was really delicious, sizzling stuff.
What I like most in that platter was the freshness of meat and european taste.
After enjoying a couple of drinks we ordered our main again by pressing that order button.
But in between our entrees, a waiter visited our table to check whether we are fine with the food or not..
Of the mains I ordered one tandoori snapper and one kadhaayi chicken, snapper was also served in same type of platter (the sizzling one).
Kadhai chicken was really indian, as I dont like the sweatness of butter chicken and I am a fan of that spicy indian taste.
All in all I can say, it was more than worth the price...will definitely go again
Bolliwood is still as popular as ever -especially with those from outside of Auckland. We took some out of town guests (at their request) to Bolliwood on Saturday night. Like many Indian eateries, the focus for wait staff seems to be to push the starters and condiments and get the food out asap, so they can do another sitting. This was definitely the case here. We had our meals served within half an hour of ordering!! Good if you're in a hurry , but a bit rude for a table of eight wanting to catch up. The food was good, but the mains didn't have much meat compared to the amount of sauce. I wouldn't bother to return to Bolliwood in a hurry.
Visiting Bolliwood on a Sunday evening, we found it rather disappointing. The service, although friendly, was slow; the music was far too loud, especially since there were only a handful of diners.
The food was average - in particular dry onion bhaji and a very oily tikka masala. As there are many other Indian restaurants to choose from, Bolliwood probably won't be on the repeat list!!
Have had a look over other peoples comments and have to say I disagree with a few of them. I actually think Bolliwood is reasonable. I've been a few times now and the food is good and the staff efficient and friendly. Ok, Bolliwood isn't the best in town, but still worth a try.
I took some Indian clients here recently, mainly because the Indian restaurant we wanted to go to turned out to be closed. Bolliwood was a lovely experience.
The atmosphere is what makes the place, the staff were really pleasant and helpful, but the large video screen made it for us.
Foodwise, it wasn't the best Indian I have had, and our Indian friends were quick to point out that it was nowhere near authentic, but you could probably say that about every Indian restaurant in Auckland.
I would happily take someone here to eat again.
The food was bad as at Bolliwood as they did not provide enough meat in the chicken with black pepper. The fat had not been removed, they only put chicken thighs in the dish and there wasn't any chicken breast in it as well.
They had provided lots of rice, but the main purpose to go to an Indian restaurant is not to enjoy rice because you can have that at home anyway.
The toilet smells gross. Do they have people regularly clean the toilet? They need to understand that people do need to eat after going to toilet, so the hygiene of toilet is crucial.
I went there because my friend was having her birthday do in there. She brought a cake, and they charged $10 for putting the cake in the fridge, and $1 for each person for providing plates.
My advice is: "To all girls and guys who want to have a good dining experience, do not go to Bolliwood Restaurant at all as they exploit customers!"
Excellent food, friendly staff.
Liked the music and the Indian videos they had going. Good atmosphere. Bit of a wait on my mains, but when I spoke to the waitress she quickly called the manager and he profusely apologised and offered complimentory breads with the mains which I accepted as a fair deal. When the mains arrived, I felt that it was worth waiting - the food was very well cooked and yes, good size portions. Can wait to go back.
Very cool surroundings. The food was great and just the right amount of spice! It took a little while for the plates to come out though.
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