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Established in 2006, Coriander's take on Indian food has now been a popular favourite for nearly a decade, expanding to three locations and serving hundreds of thousands of Cantabrians from all parts of the area. Coriander’s all restaurants and the brand has been taken over by the new owners in Feb/2020. Coriander’s now is being operated by new corporate management with a team of three owners. All three owners has their area of expertise where one is into corporate governance from last 20 years with second being Operations Director with decade of experience in building and operating Indian Restaurants and third being corporate executive chef who handles all recipes and quality of the food. Trio
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Indian, Healthy
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As usual, the food was great but we were very disappointed with the onion bhajis. They were doughy and not onion enough and di not come with tamarind sauce

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

Had dinner recently at Coriander’s, central city, & while the mains & naan were as good as always, the onion barjees were terrible - the worst we’ve ever had. REALLY dry, with little visible onion. Disappointing in this restaurant, which has always been good previously

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

We went for dinner, ready for a good Indian meal. We waited about 10 minutes for menus and close to an hour for food to arrive. When it did, the main courses came before the entrees. The food was OK, but nothing special.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

Worst Indian food I had. Service was bad, it felt like we were bothering the staff had to leave in the middle of dinner. Food was extremely salty no appology from the staff , won’t recommend to anyone.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

Sensational, authentic food, and great service. Stayed open for us and we appreciated it so much, well worth the visit. Biriani is the best ever

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

We have a great time there the food the amazing and serving is great and one of the manager (kritihka) she was amazing and such a nice person

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent food friend staff excellent service I would definitely recommend for these restaurant lots to choose form the menu and genrance position

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

We had a Chicken Jalfarezi and a Chicken Kadai. Kadai was ok. Jalfarezi was pretty average. Could not taste the different flavors of the dish. Been there before and that was very good. Wondering what went wrong this time?? Shame……

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Very tasty curries with excellent vegetarian and vegan options. Really enjoyed the restaurant and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend it. I think the poppadoms and pickles should either be free, or come as a pairing, rather than charging for both but aside...from that it was a lovely meal. Bonus, they also had Kingfisher on tap.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

We two had mixed veg and nan, tanduri roti and it was a satisfying experience. We woul like to repeat the experience.

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

I have never experienced such unfriendly and unhelpful wait staff in a restaurant. When we walked in and I said to the staff member where we were from, he did not smile or greet us, merely pointed to a large table nearby and mumbled something....Thereafter no staff member approached us to see if we wanted a drink or even to provide a menu – even after our party of almost 16 had all arrived. I had to continually signal to staff to ask them if we could order a drink and get menus. We were lucky that we had an Indian staff member who could communicate with most of the Corianders staff and took over the food ordering. But he was also unimpressed by the service. On the plus side the food was excellent so congratulations to the kitchen staff. In my experience, problems with such poor service start with the manager but I was unable to identify the manager.More

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

On entering we were met by a friendly staff member who couldn't understand us. Shown to table and asked for water. It came a while after with the menus. Asked for Poppadum's and waitress couldn't understand us again (Same staff member) - we later ordered...our drinks and food. waited 15 mins before I had to go to the bar to see where our drinks were. They arrived shortly after. Food arrived and was lovely. Very unfair by the management team to put a staff member on duty to interact with the public who hasn't yet grasped a new language. Makes it hard to communicate for both parties and shows little respect to her by senior team. I wouldn't normally write this but the restaurant is dirty, doors on entering the toilets were filthy. Painted white with black dirt around the door handles. The same could be observed on the entry to the kitchen. This just needs a clean, I mentioned it when paying and was told its an old building. No excuse guys.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

Thank you so much Gopi and team at Corianders St Asaph for making my mum and dads Wedding Anniversary such a lovely evening. You made sure the booked room was ready and clean, made a beautiful buffet dinner and all staff were so helpful, polite...and friendly with any requests. Everyone thought the food and restaurant was lovely. Thank you again, we look forward to our next visit :)More

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Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

Had a lovely evening here, attentive staff and delicious food. Has a large vegetarian menu which they happily adapt to cater to dairy free or vegan dietary requirements. If you love traditional, cooked fresh when you order it. Indian cuisine Corianders should be your go...to.More

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Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

Lovely Restaurant with delicious food and very generous naan servings. I would highly recommend Coriander.

Date of visit: July 2023
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CORIANDER'S, Christchurch - 222 St Asaph St - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5