About Us

Chef Balvir Singh Rawat

We are on 4 havelock street in Opunake (New Zealand). A minute walk away from the Opunake main beach and kids’ playground. Opunake is a small surf town located on world famous Surf Highway 45 with a population of around 1300 to 1500 people. Opunake is the best place in between Hawera and New Plymouth to stop for a lunch or surf.

The Indian Tadka restaurant established in 2018 By Chef Balvir singh Rawat basically belongs to Uttarakhand (Northern India, in the lap of Himalaya mountain range. The land is famous for holy worships and the origin of a holy river the Ganga). Chef Balvir has more than 35 years of experience of cooking authentic Indian cuisine. He had been working all around New zealand since the year 2000. After years of hard work, he has decided to open his own restaurant with his son Birendra Rawat, Who came to New Zealand after completing his hospitality degree from India in 2017. Birendra Rawat worked for a year in a busy Indian restaurant as a manager in Auckland. In 2018 chef Balvir bought this restaurant and asked his son Birendra to join him and operate their own restaurant. They have named their restaurant as Indian Tadka

Tadka is known as “tempering”. It is the technique in which whole or ground spices are briefly roasted in oil or ghee (clarified butter) in order to release their essential oils, thus making their flavour more aromatic.

Chef Balvir makes his own mix of garam masala and cooks best authentic Indian food appealing individuals taste buds. We proudly serves our haute cuisine. Our menu consists of a range of popular food preparations from different parts of India. We are proudly serving you the best Indian food in Taranaki, including the most famous Butter chicken, chicken Kadhai, korma, lamb roganjosh, biryani, chef’s special and many more curries. Our food is spiced with a homemade hot sauce as per the requirement of our guest which ranges from the least spicy Mild to extremely hot Indian Hot. We offer a wide range of food preparations on our menu for people with a special dietary requiremnets. We propose a list of vegetarian, Vegan, dairy free and gluten free food preparations. Every single curry has it’s own aroma and taste. We are committed to providing our guests with a flavoursome cuisine and best hospitality service, whether you dine-in or takeaway your food.

We are fully licensed with a wide range of Craft beers, award winner Wines, delicious alcoholic & non-alcoholic cocktails, premium whiskies and other spirits. We have a special menu of Food and beverage for kids.

We cater for all events from small groups to large groups whether it is a birthday party, family celebration or a get together with friends. We will ensure for best Food and hospitality service.