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Tamarind Restaurant & Bar

105c Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-343 5435
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
1 week ago
“Delicious”
11 May 2018
“Really good food!”
Opens in 2 min
Hours
CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
LOCATION
105c Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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

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

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Having recently returned from holiday in India, and missing the fabulous Indian Cuisine, we decided to try this restaurant for the first time. We were thoroughly delighted by the yummy food we ordered and couldn't fault it. Really lovely owner came and had a chat...More

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

That's very kind of you. Thank you for acknowledging the food and service and we are pleased you enjoyed your food! Honey James.

Reviewed 18 February 2018

I really enjoyed going to Tamarind with my family to eat lunch. The service was great and the atmosphere of the restaurant itself was soothing and relaxing (: After ordering the food, it came in roughly 10 minutes which I felt was a good timing....More

Thank Nimmii J
TamarindSouthIndian, Owner at Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for the rave review Nimmii. Please do visit us again with your friends and family!

Reviewed 16 February 2018

Very friendly & helpful with menu options when asked. Prompt service and the food was excellent especially the chicken popcorn starter

Thank Don_McB54
Tamarind S, Owner at Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thank you! Hope we see you again sometime.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • 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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