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Indian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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3.6 km from Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

We went for dinner at this restaurant. The staff was very welcoming and helped us with a dish that was not even on the menu to accommodate our dietary restrictions. The food was lovely and the service was awesome.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

I got the Chicken Saag and it was the most disgusting dish I’ve ever had. Will never go back and will not recommend. Revolting.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

You want authentic Indian food? You can't go past this place! Attentive staff, comfortable surroundings, but the food....oh boy! A wide selection of dishes, and the wonderful thing is that every one had its own unique taste p- as they should do! Significant was the...fact that there was very little left at the end of the end of the meal. We ate heartily. Well done, Maharaja Indian Restaurant!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Parking good, restaurant presentation very nice. Table nicely prepared and staff very helpful and friendly. Everything on time. Meal was excellent and nicely presented. All in all a really nice evening and food excellent. Would certainly return.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

Tried a few weeks ago for lunch and walked out as didn’t enjoy the experience - it was quiet but we were put on the table facing a wall, it smelt very heavily of incense and bleach, and the waiter seemed disinterested in serving us....Putting it down to likely a one time thing, we ordered take away and it was not good at all. The food tasted like tomato soup and the naan was inedible. Privately emailed them to let them know of our experiences but haven’t heard anything back from them!?More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

Great food. Much larger servings than the usual Indian bowls so very good value for money.It was very busy for a Monday night so this shows it’s consistently meeting customer expectations. Very nice ambience in a restored villa.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

The place was packed on a sat night and presumably does a good level of business in general. There’s absolutely no excuse for the condition of the car park area behind the restaurant which resembled the Somme in WW1. To arrive and find yourself grounded...in mud and the bottom of the car scraping against a rock whilst helplessly manoeuvring around wheels spinning is not a good start to an evening especially when alighting from your car you find yourself ankle deep in mud. The business is evidently profit taking and not investing in basic infrastructure. Get the area properly sealed or close it off - it was clearly signposted as parking and totally unsuitable.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

What a great experience - such tasty food, charming staff and great atmosphere. Having lived in India, we kind of know our Indian cuisine and could not fault the food on offer. Thank you, Maharaja - we'll certainly be back!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023 via mobile

The food was lovely and the service was exceptional. Staff catered to our requests and went above and beyond. Wonderfully Memorable meal.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

Best chicken tika in town, friendly staff, great atmosphere. wife thought the butter tika masala was next level. entire place has a great vibe

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023

Delicious tailor made spicy food. Excellent customer services. Cozy environment added nice flavour to have a peaceful and happy dinner!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023

We dined again at the Maharaja Indian Restaurant on the evening of the 9 Feb 2023. Returning to the Maharaja Indian Restaurant was a delightful experience and our guest couple thoroughly enjoyed our shared experience. The food we believe to be amongst the best Indian...meals we have experienced and the venue is so well set up with all the internal separate Dining areas which provide a good atmosphere, good conversation can be enjoyed and the staff are very good too. Nothing is negative about the Maharaja as the restaurant is so good to return back to each and every time that we have gone back there. Parking is out the back and we have never experienced any problems and the B.Y.O. is much appreciated as are the classy wine glasses which do justice to any wine that we bring along. If you haven't tried the Maharaja Indian Restaurant at 452 Papanui Road, then do give them a visit - you won't regret going there.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

Recommended by a family member and can see why. Lovely atmosphere. Staff were super friendly. Food was delicious. Will definately be back! Thank you 😊

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2022 via mobile

Wonderful ! The food was so delicious and the service was awesome ! We had the Rogan Josh and Dahl Chah and the flavours were so on point. Loved that they could do most options dairy free ! Parking on site, but not a huge...space so I would recommend a reservation.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022

Maharaja remains our top Indian Restaurant here in Christchurch. The classy Atmosphere , greeting and welcome given , the ongoing service from staff who appear genuine and warm while attending to each diners needs - all were very good and very favourablely compared to others.... Our group of two couples all chose Naan Breads , a main each and the new option of adding vegetables at $3 is an improvement in healthy eating in my view . BYO is a bonus and also making adding wine to our meal was great - and was much appreciated . I was really impressed with our overall Dining experience and would even say that the Service on the night, was a step up on already good service experienced on other visits to Maharaja Indian restaurant . Takeaway Indian is an option we noted although why would you ? when the better option is to enjoy the atmosphere , service and great food - while avoiding doing the dishes at the same time . We are going back again, for sure as we had such a good night there .More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Response from Richard_Shillito | Reviewed this property |
Just give them a call I am sure that they would be happy!
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Response from Maharaja452 | Property representative |
Hi yes we are B.Y.O wine only :)
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MAHARAJA INDIAN RESTAURANT, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Maharaja Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Maharaja Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5