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Tamarind Restaurant & Bar

105c Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-343 5435
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“masala dosa” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
105c Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Southern Indian cuisine - lots of Kerala dishes and a refreshing change from northern India over salted creamy food colouring sauces that all taste same. Lots of gluten free dairy free vegetarian options. Great service and very friendly staff. I would recommend you give...More

Thank Jann B
TamarindSouthIndian, Owner at Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review Jann, you named all the things we aim to get right. Thanks for acknowledging the staff, we are so super proud of them. Honey James

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food is average. It would be nice to serve authentic Indian food. I am sure we all love to taste real Indian food. Paper dosa and biriyani was bit disappointing.

Thank Saluka T
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our meal at Tamarind. As we used to live in South India, we enjoyed eating at a South Indian restaurant. We started with onion bhaji and chicken 65. So delicious! Maybe slightly on the greasy side, but we know how...More

Thank Keryn611
Tamarind S, Owner at Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi Keryn. Thank you so much for your kind words. Would love to see you back in again sometime. Cheers, Honey.

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We had a very good meal at Tamarind. The food was delicious. The menu is concise with some meals that I hadn't seen before. I highly recommend the dosa.

Thank kiwisqurt
TamarindSouthIndian, Owner at Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thank you! You should come back and work your way through the menu :) You won't be diappointed.

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Very flavoursome Indian food, with a difference from regular Indian (in a good way). Their breads are a standout. Beers are a little on the expensive side, but we will be back.

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Meen polichattu is a the most amazing fish dish of Kerala. Just google it and you will start salivating seeing the image. Tamarind just killed it. They could have named that tasteless dish of theirs anything and I wouldn’t mind but 1star for naming it...More

2  Thank Tushar P
Tamarind S, Owner at Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi Tushar, "Meen Pollichathu" is one of one star dishes and we are sorry it was not upto par when you had it. We certainly hope you'll give us anther try as we strive to correct our mistakes and improve our food and service based...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great indian food on this nice and clean restaurant. Wonderful lamb curry and byriani. I strongly recommend.

Thank João B
Tamarind S, Owner at Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you Joao!

Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I love Indian food. Whenever I go abroad I always like to find an Indian restaurant to see how it compares with old Blighty. I also like a good Madras heat heading toward hot but not so spiced that it colours the flavour of the...More

Thank WindsurferAndy
Tamarind S, Owner at Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

HI Andy. Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased we were able to impress you with our food and hope you'll visit us again the next time you're in Christchurch.

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Not your normal Indian, mostly Southern Indian. Ordered the standard Rogan Gosh but even that was different & better than the norm. Others has Dorsa & other different dishes, all excellent quality, great night ( food gets 5 stars). The service was Good, the atmosphere...More

Thank andyade
Tamarind S, Owner at Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you! Please come visit us again soon.

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Wow! The authentic South Indian taste was evident in every mouthful! This was the overall experience which started with a friendly welcome by staff who showed us to our table and immediately came back with menus and a bottle of water with glasses. We had...More

Thank Shane B
TamarindSouthIndian, Owner at Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks for your great review Buckoinchch, you named all the things we aim to get right. Thanks for acknowledging the staff, we are so super proud of them. Honey James

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105c Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-343 5435
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Description
amarind is a specialty restaurant serving authentic Kerala cuisine. The menu features a plethora of delicacies with influences from the Syrian Christian, traditional Nair, the Malabar region’s Moplah & coastal cuisines along with exotic dishes from the toddy shops of Kerala that people have come to love. At Tamarind, we aim to be the ultimate stop for all the culinary treasures that the State of Kerala has to offer.
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