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Indian, Balti, Eastern European
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Reviewed 16 May 2021

Own Masala was downstairs from where we were staying so decided to give it a go. Decor is really nice and the staff super friendly. The meals were really good and the chicken tika serving size was huge! Great location and can sit in or...outdoors so would recommend when in summer!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

Great Indian restaurant in Sumner Beach ChCh. Nicely positioned for the breeze and a view of the local colour. A lamb madras and prawn madras were both on the yum side of average. Not overly busy so not noisy. Great service from staff. Would happily...come back here.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 26 November 2019 via mobile

Just read the title. The chef was even nice enough to spend some time explaining his recipe to me so I could try make something similar at home. Great guy. Great restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

Wow yet again this is the best Indian food in Christchurch. Chicken Tikka, Dhingri prawns, Naan. Just the best flavours, perfectly cooked. I’m not Indian but I’ve been eating Indian food for years, these guys just do the best.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 June 2019

Started well with very attentive service and concern that we have beer readily available – tick. Very happy to move tables to accommodate the larger than expected audience to MD’s burning ceremony – tick. The unique onion bhaji that looked like calamari crab was delicious...and the last thing MD really tasted so nice to go out on a high note – tick. The hottest vindaloo was certainly hot and the concern to MD’s general health and well being by the chef and the wait staff during the ordeal was appreciated – “it’s too hot sir” – tick. Provision of free ice cream, but only on completion of the vindaloo, in keeping with the nature of the challenge, was a beautiful touch, although melting it with MD’s vindaloo aura before MD even touched it with his spoon sent a certain RCCC fellow member running – tick. Enthusiasm to shake MD’s hand, take a photo and wish him well in lieu of missing the opportunity to have him sign a personal well-being waiver, was a lovely touch to finish on – tick tick. Great night team, loved the support showed for the good cause (Gum boot Friday – I Am Hope) and for MD in the Indian Hot Vindaloo fundraising challenge.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

Love the authentic Indian flavours that this restaurant has. I only choose to get a delivered service from Own Masala but then at least once a month, the whole family enjoy the food, and they offer a good selection of naan bread , popadoms and...with good sides available too. phone up or order on there website easy. They are always keen to provide a really good service, which they do. My favourite Chicken Tikka MasalaMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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skumar24, Manager at Own Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2019

Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to hear you had such an amazing time with us. We look forward to see you next time. And very thanks for your review. Kind regards, S Kumar

Reviewed 6 March 2019 via mobile

I recently went to this place with two of my friends and I want to thank the chef and the team for the delicious food.I recommend this place to everyone and hope to comeback again Cheers.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 March 2019 via mobile

I visited this place with my partner last week and the Menu was perfectly matched with us.The food was fresh, properly prepared and a great value for the price. We highly recommend it. The staff was very friendly and they served us with great food....I highly recommend this place to everyone to taste their delicious Indian food varieties. Thank you so much Own Masala team for the great service. See you next time . #happy #customer 😊 cheersMore

Date of visit: February 2019
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skumar24, Manager at Own Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2019

Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to hear you had such an amazing time with us. We look forward to see you next time. Kind regards, S Kumar

Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful food and outstanding service In a cosy and relaxing atmosphere Generous portions of garlic naan accompanied by very flavourful tikka masala Definitely be back

Date of visit: January 2019
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skumar24, Owner at Own Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2019

Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to hear you had such an amazing time with us. We look forward to see you next time. Kind regards, S Kumar

Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Service was outstanding, food was beautiful I had aloo matar and garlic naan bread and it was the best I've had. Definitely recommend and ill be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
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skumar24, Owner at Own Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2019

Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to hear you had such an amazing time with us. We look forward to see you next time. Kind regards, S Kumar

Reviewed 7 January 2019

It was a quiet turnout from the RCCC members for some reason with only three enthusiastic curry devotees turning up for the monthly get together, pity for them because they missed a wee gem of a curry. Masla Own was a surprise hit for me,...I was expecting a run of the mill standard curry fare but the menu was decent and more importantly the food tasted great. Clink is always good value for a cosy pub that offers decent beer and a place for a chat. I have it on good authority that the Maharajah will be doing a re-run of the curry house later in 2019More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

Great curries in which you can taste all of the different spices. The Chef and owner is very friendly and knows how to cook traditional Indian meals.

Date of visit: December 2018
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skumar24, Owner at Own Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2019

Dear Valuable​ Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to hear you had such an amazing time with us. We look forward to see you next time. Kind regards, S Kumar

Reviewed 13 September 2018

We enjoyed our meals and would go back but I felt so sorry for the table beside us. The waiter went over to their table at 1.50pm and told them they closed at 2.00pm. They hadn't even received their meal by then. This is appalling...hospitality and an issue I have had before in Indian restaurants.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Ownmasala2016, Manager at Own Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear Inverness1966, Firstly, I would like to say thank you for taking time to leave this feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal. We are sorry to hear about the other table beside you. We will advise our team to provide clear...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I popped down here on the recommendation of my AirBnB host and boy am I glad! So we’ll priced (especially on a Monday), large portion size, and the BEST onion bhaji I’ve ever had! I can’t wait to come back to Sumner so I can...eat here again!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Ownmasala2016, Manager at Own Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Marie S, Firstly, I would like to say thank you for taking time to leave this review. We are extremely delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner and especially Onion Bhaji. We will always try our best in order to renown as a Best...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This is the best Indian food I've tasted, superb. Lovely staff ..... we've never been disappointed. Good parking and fast service.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Ownmasala2016, Manager at Own Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Dear aRlo201, Firstly, I would like to say thank you for taking time to leave this review. We are extremely delighted to hear you have such a lovely experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Many Thanks. Regards, Deepak sapkota

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Hi Dear Thanks for text. Over all curry is gluten-free. Thanks Own masala sumner
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OWN MASALA, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Own Masala offers takeaway services.

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Own Masala is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5