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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

The food was extremely delicious. I chose mango chicken, my husband ate prawn masala, but both were extremely good. The staff was also really nice. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Szisztr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been turned away from The Pier and The Zephyr due to them being fully booked we went to Kaikoura Indian Restaurant. How wrapped we are that we did, delicious entrees, currys & naan with amazing fresh ingredients cooked with care. If only I could...More

Thank Elsy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A mixed platter looked ideal for the light lunchtime meal we wanted, it did not disappoint, sizzling hot with tasty sauces it filled two of us. Mango lassi were the perfect accompanying refreshing drink. The premises are very plain and the emphasis is on the...More

Thank PauleLec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some very amazing authentic Indian food here. It is priced right, and have a wonder selection and combined with great service. We had the lamb masala and fish vindaloo and cauliflower.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted and found a table promptly by a lovely young Indian woman who was efficient and pleasant. Our orders of a medium Madras Curry and the Saag Chicken Curry arrived promptly accompanied by a Kashmiri Naan which was hot and freshly made. Both...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband got the Chicken tikka which he enjoyed and I got the Madras which is one of the best I’ve ever had. It was full of flavour and fresh ginger on top. The staff were polite and the sizzling platter looked amazing, had we...More

Thank JadePeggyLou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a difficult eater I had to negotiate with the chef what they dish they can make for me. After some negotiation :), they agreed to make me something specially for vegan + no onion no garlic and naan bread dairy free. It was very...More

1  Thank Estella K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OK it is clearly not typical of the region But we had a really good dinner Very good value kids meal Our butter chicken and veggie korma were really good, on par with the best from London. The naans were very good awesome! Service was...More

Thank cyril_lm2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed great food. Service was outstanding tried to use entertainment book but didn't realise it was for dine in only. They have us 10% anyway.

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here - very handy for Top 10 Holiday Park. Delicious curries , good service and modestly priced.

Thank fredfindlay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
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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