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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic naan” (11 reviews)
“malai kofta” (4 reviews)
“curries” (8 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
17 Beach Road | State Highway-1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a very pleasant meal here and were served by a very good waitress. Very tasty food - we had a starter that had a nice variety of items, some Naan bread, and a Madras lamb curry. Great selection of Indian pop music playing...More

Thank jamespjemson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its actually your standard Indian restaurant. Plenty of choice also for veggies. Nothing really special about it but it is delicious.

Thank Tijs v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased takeaways from here after rèading very postive reviews. Did not enjoy our meals at all and felt yuk which lasted all rest of day. Didn't want tea. Wouldn't go back.

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We had very good and tasty food here when we had recently visited here. Indian food is great and hygiene is good. Staff are very friendly. Veg biriyani is awesome and also mango ice cream.

Thank kiranmarvel
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Don't let the average exterior fool you. The food is some of the best Indian I have tried and the service exceptional. The servings are large and there is a wide range of treats to try. Totally recommend.

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The dal makani and cheese and garlic naan were so of the best I’ve had. No wifi here. Staff was friendly and efficient. In the $60 range for the two of us, which only included one alcoholic drink—a bit pricey.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 11 April 2018

My partner and I enjoyed a delicious dinner here of Lamb Rogan Josh, Saag Aloo, Basmati Rice and a Garlic Naan. All were cooked to perfection and very filling! Decor was basic and the service was just ok, but the food was great, so no...More

Thank chick-pea-222
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Ok, they had me at “Indian food”. Maybe I’m bias when I say it’s my favourite restaurant in town, because I love Indian food so much...? We’ve thad vegetarian, chicken, fish... it’s always great! I especially love the mango lassi it’s delicious. We go there...More

Thank celinemidavaine
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Best Indian I've had, bar non. If Your in Kaikoura make an effort and go here. Service food and price, really good. we will be back, Thanks.

Thank mowaman
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We went to this place as it was the #1 in Trip Advisor Still trying to figure out why. Overpriced (40 dollars for a two very very small curry) and dull flavours Quite a disappointing experience! Friendly service is the reason I have this two...More

1  Thank Enrique V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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