Our Story

Samrat Restaurant is an authentic north and south Indian Cuisine in Waikanae, which is refined yet affordable.

The History

Indian flavor in New Zealand

Born in India, chef Kirti Ram started his career at a very young age. Kirti Ram is passionate about his craft, his knowledge of ingredients and their origins is immense. He has assisted many popular Indian restaurants around the New Zealand since 1993, and has been chef since 1990. In 2013, he started Samrat Restaurant at Waikanae. Delivering affordable and magnificent meals that consist of a main course, side dishes, bread, and rice.

Loved by Many

Great flavour, good portion sizes for takeaway. Ready at time requested and nice and hot, in both senses. Genuine Indian curries.
Lesley Catterall
We have been going to Samrat for 8 years and have always been happy with their food and service. Friendly staff, delicious and reasonably priced curries!
Kevin Dunn
Very friendly my wife mentioned it is my son's birthday and they added complimentary extras above and beyond with friendly service and such great meals thanks team samrat
bill robinson