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Pankawalla Restaurant

85 Devon St West | Central New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4444
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
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Asian, Contemporary, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Devon St West | Central New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a big call but - it's the best I've had. Scollops in mint and coconut was delicious. The waitress was very attentive and the barman had great banter. Thank you guys

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was lovely. Make sure that if you want Indian strength heat in your food, that you say so. The contemporary atmosphere is great with quotes from Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain, among many others, on their thoughts of India. The variety on the menu...More

1  Thank kiwi0003
Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked the updated decor. However, staff wandering through diners with what appeared to be rubbish, is a bit off putting. We arrived first at our table for 4 and had to ask for 2 extra wine glasses. These did not come until we asked a...More

Thank Magics70A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We all enjoyed our meal here, although found the food a bit oily. The restaurant was pretty empty, and the service was fine, but not particularly friendly. I would probably give it 3 and a half stars if I could!

Thank denise224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful food and fantastic service - this restaurant was a family favourite on our recent trip to New Plymouth. The decor is very cool. Good options for coeliacs.

Thank karensmith2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there last night. We are a couple of vacationers. We are passing by chance; This lovely restaurant attracted our attention. We love the beautiful tables, beautiful white towels. I really like the apron of the waiter, who gives a bar a cocktail atmosphere...More

1  Thank Prescillia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only in New Plymouth for one night and came across this little gem by accident trying to find another restaurant. But what great service and excellent food. We had the mixed starter between the 3 of us followed by Butter Chicken, Mango Chicken...More

2  Thank Stefan Z
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We did not order a large meal and thought we might have underdone it but we were well satisfied. From the fruit Narn to the chicken and Mango and curried prawns the meal was fantastic

1  Thank Gary P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Lovely evening with my family after being dissapointed at Prohibition around the corner. We had a very friendly waitress, fabulous food and there was a nice ambiance. Upscale Indian restaurant, the best I had so far!

Thank valerieOhio
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent friendly service. I had Indian hot beef vindaloo and garlic naan. The naan was fluffy, as was the rice and the vindaloo was right up there with the best I've had. The quotations were also reallt goid to read. Jim

1  Thank Jim N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Devon St West | Central New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 4444
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