Sigdi, Devonport, Auckland

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Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland

A fun Monday night on a long weekend.

Counter of Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland

Shashi, the manager, at the front desk.

Kitchen of Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland
Decor of Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland

Rajasthani kings and nobility adorn the walls of Sigdi Restaurant.

Chef at Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland
Kitchen of Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland

A less busy kitchen as the clock edges closer to 9 pm, about an hour from closing time. 

Guests at Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland
Interior of Indian restaurantL Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland

The restaurant is usually filled with regulars from the surrounding Devonport area. It’s only late at night that the pressure eases off.

Guests at Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland
Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland
Kitchen and chef at Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland
Counter at Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland
End of the day, Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland

Andy Erickson, who owned and ran the restaurant for 17 years. It was the first restaurant I visited in New Zealand, thanks to my late friend, Chris Parkinson.

We were regulars at Sigdi every Tuesday night for 18 years on the trot. Same table, usually same dishes. Except when we’d have a birthday or some sort of celebration. Then we’d need a much bigger table.

The pizza shop next door, Sigdi Restaurant, Devonport, Auckland

The pizza shop next door to Sigdi. A different audience.