What our clients are saying
Indian Hut is by far the most tasty and delicious indian food I've tasted on the gold coast. Staff are always friendly and are happy to adjust things on the menu to your taste (which I've found a lot of other indian restaurants won't do). The coconut rice and butter chicken are amazing. Everyone should try this restaurant I've never been let down!
This is by far the best Indian restaurant I have ever had the pleasure of dining in. Über friendly staff, everything is well priced. The do by far have the best Butter Chicken I have ever tried, their saffron rice is on game and their samosas are amazing. I live in Melbourne, but whenever I am up the Gold Coast, this is definitely first or second on my culinary trips around town. The only bad point I could mention is that the location is average being in what used be an area called Stephens on Bermuda street. However, that aside, it is definitely the best Indian restaurant food wise on the Gold Coast without a doubt. Please don't ever change your butter chicken recipe!
I'd passed this restaurant on a number of occasions, but never eaten there until doing so last night after finding the bottleshop near the restaurant a friend and I were headed to was closed.
Indian Hut is located in a small (out of the way to me) surburban shopping centre near the highway. The centre also contains a bottle shop. We stopped to get wine, and upon seeing the restaurant was quite busy for 8.30 on a Wednesday night, Googled it. After reading only positive reviews, and finding their kitchen was open until 9.30, we decided to give it a try.
There is indoor and outdoor seating, the latter adjoining a carpark. The chairs we sat on (outdoors) were plastic, but comfy, so casual dining would best describe the vibe. I can't comment on the decor of the restaurant, as I didn't go inside.
We shared the mixed vegetarian plate which consisted of four small veggie spring rolls, two veggie patties and two curry puffs. These came with two sauces, one of which was sweet chilli. The filling of the patties and curry puffs was on the dry side and I'd have liked a little more spice in the curry puffs, but everything was nice enough and reasonably priced at $11.95.
For mains we had Malai Kofta, Prawn Karahi, plain rice and a side of garlic naan. I like my food hot, but my friend isn't used to a lot of spice so we chose medium. I've noticed heat levels vary a lot from restaurant to restaurant and sometimes medium can be bland, but this was not to the case here. The sauce accompanying both dishes was very flavoursome, with the spices nicely melded. Prawns were cooked just to the point of bursting when bitten into. The malai kofta was a little firmer and drier than I like, but still good.
The rice was cooked well with the grains all separated and the naan was nice and garlicky.
One of the waiters seemed a bit stern, the other was pleasant. Our bill, which came to under $60, was brought to the table at 10 o'clock, so we didn't feel rushed.
Another plus for me is that there are plenty of vegetarian options.
All up, I was very pleasantly surprised by Indian Hut. If you're looking for an Indian restaurant which is licenced but allows BYO wine, has outdoor seating, is reasonably priced and serves tasty food, give them a try.
We visited this restaurant last night with group of 16. We had a mix of dishes which we all shared. The food was fantastic, some of the tastiest Indian I've had. The service was professional and very courteous and the price was very reasonable and worked at $27 per head. We chose to byo our wines and so could choose what we liked in wine. Will be back.
As a local I have eaten at this rest. A number of times and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good quality Indian food moderately priced.