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Kaikoura Indian Restaurant&Cafe

17 Beach Road | State Highway-1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 3099
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“garlic naan” (6 reviews)
“malai kofta” (4 reviews)
“curries” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Beach Road | State Highway-1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant on 14 September 2017 and fell in love with its food and location. Getting to eat butter chicken and veg biryani with such a scenic view is once in a lifetime. Number one restaurant in kaikoura and a must visit for...More

Thank sudhir65rai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can find friendly staff and delicious indian food! Nice athmosphere with indian music. Must do: try the garlic naan!!! Super delicious!!!

Thank Travel_Swiss_couple
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The people were friendly. Food is great! A restaurant which is vegetarian friendly. If you aren't someone who eats spicy food, request for mild spicy.

1  Thank Peggy_Chia
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Great food. Fresh. Decent portion sizes. Prompt service. (Highly recommend the cheesy garlic Naan!!)

Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely warm, inviting restaurant on a chilly winter night. Yummy food and very friendly aervice. My husband and I enjoyed a really enjoyable evening at a great place. Best Indian food in town

Thank KiwiAndrea122
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Best Indian food in New Zealand very authentic. Very nice staff and very attentive. Reasonable pricing and lovey atmosphere. Definitely stop here and get some Aloo Gobi and garlic naan

Thank Cheyne P
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Loved the food. One of the best places in NZ. Quality and authentic Indian food with wide variety selection for Vegetarians, Gluten Free & Vegans. Great service and ambience - a hidden gem in Kaikoura. Will be going again for another meal before we head...More

Thank JohnyBravo3478
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The food was very yummy, I had the butter chicken, and a wine. The only downside was the Indian music playing, a womans voice just singing no background music and it just constantly droned on and on, we were glad to leave in the end.

Thank Frances195522
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a gem of a place for dinner. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and prompt, and they are very accomodating - particularly for families. The veggie platter was great value, and was delicious.

Thank durk94
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We are big fans of indian food and i had the best chicken kahndi from here, and hubby had butter chicken. The chicken was juicy and there was plenty of it in each dish.

Thank YoungMum11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Beach Road | State Highway-1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 3099
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