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$20 - $25
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Indian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We dined at the Indian Pearl on our first and last nights in New Zealand- we were visiting from Australia. It’s the best Indian food we have ever had. The restaurant and bathrooms are spotless and the service second to none. Highly recommend. (We devoured...the food before we took a photo 😃)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 May 2023

This is our regular Indian restaurant and we have yet again had an excellent meal here. (Tikka masala, onion bhaji, lamb korma). The service is exceptional, the prices very reasonable and the curries continue to be the best we have found in Christchurch. A week...or so again we were elsewhere in the city and so thought we would go to a different place which only served to highlight how good this place is in comparison. It is a well kept secret I think as it is usually not too busy, but it is always easy to find parking here at night near the Colombo mall, unlike other places closer to town.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023 via mobile

A really tasty Indian meal ! All our meals were great ! Had the butter chicken, Rogan josh, samosas and a variety of naan breads. We were off to the movies and the meals came super quick ! Excellent service.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Attentive engaging staff produced one of the best Indian meals we have eaten since 2003 when we arrived in NZ from the UK. Restaurant furnishings are basic but it’s all about the food. Look forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022 via mobile

Thank you for taking in a group of 7 of us without warning. Food and service was excellent as always!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 December 2021

I am a local and this is one of my go-to Indian restaurants. Since I came by this restaurant by accident, we got hooked! We are regulars now. Fresh ingredients and full of flavours. Must try!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 26 June 2021

We were very happy to try this lwee place. Lovely atmosphere, nice and warm and the service is fantastic. Such a lovely attentive waiter last night. The food was delicious. We had the bahjis, samosa chat for starters, then a couple of delicious curries and...naans. All served on warm plates. Such a lovely dining experience, thank you.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 24 March 2021 via mobile

I rate this 5 stars. The mango lassie is absolutely beautiful and the raspberry sauce on top was a nice addition. The waiting staff are very nice gentlemen, the restaurants atmosphere is small and not overwhelming at all (plus the lights are beautiful). For $10-12...around lunch time you get the most delicious curry lunch varieties included with a naan bread, the place is tidy and for a small restaurant they've got toilet facility and alcohol on selection as well. This will not be my last time coming here.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 10 March 2021

Some of the best Indian food I have eaten. You can tell in the taste of the food that the kitchen is using high quality, fresh ingredients and cooking it with passion and love. The spices are pungent and flavourful, the naan bread is incredible....Our food came out in less than 15 minutes. The staff were polite, pleasant and accommodating. Just an absolutely wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 16 February 2021

Excellent food, ecxellent service. Highly recommended, best onion bhajis i have had for a long time and the aloo tikki is unusual but great, nice tamarind sauce also

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 6 February 2021

First time here: came for Saturday lunch with family. The restaurant is a small family-run business and is unassuming to look at. We ordered a range of curries that each came as a lunch special - single portions served with rice and one piece of...naan. We ordered medium-hot and found this a comfortable level of spice though average kiwis might want to go with medium-mild (our party are all experienced chilli eaters!) The first pleasant surprise was that each dish had a different flavour (in contrast to many Indian restaurants!) and each one was excellent. We ordered chicken, prawn, lamb and vegetarian dishes and enjoyed all. The only slight negative was that lamb wasn't as thoroughly trimmed as some of us would have liked. However this didn't detract from a great eating experience. The most pleasant surprise was the price. Each combo was in the $10-$12 range which, given the quality and quantity served, we felt to be ridiculously good value for money. We'll be back. Indian food fans should definitely give Indian Pearl a try!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

We shared mango chicken and lamb rogan josh plus one order of garlic naan. From the moment the server delivered our meals we could instantly smell the aromas that told us we were in for a delightful meal. Honestly, the sauces were bountiful in flavour...and quantity and so was the meat.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 16 September 2020 via mobile

Food is amazing, naan bread is fresh and beautiful. Mango chicken to die for, chicken tikka starter so full of flavour! Friendly seevice! :)

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

We had the lamb, Rogan Josh, and kadai with rice and naan bread. Absolutely delicious. Tender meat and very yummy.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 26 June 2020 via mobile

This restaurant has spectecular indian food, lovely staff and an understated decor with attention to detail. The "must try" is the Pearl Special Chicken - flavoursome, creamy and light. We will will absolutely return.

Date of visit: June 2020
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INDIAN PEARL RESTAURANT, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Indian Pearl Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5