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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%
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“garlic naan” (7 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 yesterday via mobile

Had a craving for Indian Cuisine since visiting NZ, and finally got the right fix in Kaikoura! Food and service are top! Really loved the butter paneer and my partner also really loved their Chicken Tikka Masala. I recommend going here! The Cheese & Garlic...More

Thank Caracollu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 Weary travellers found solace in this excellent little house of cuisine and flavour.. Veg Jalfrezi, Aloo Gobi & Chicken Korma. 3 Sublime dishes bursting with spice and aroma. The fresh coriander grown right outside the door and then used in the dishes is a...More

Thank Alexander K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband went to kaikora for a weekend and invariably had all our meals here. I have not had a better garlic naan every in my life. Kudos to these guys awesome food!

Thank snow0210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had takeaways from here on our last day, food and service was excellent. Super tasty indian, chicken was tender and flavours were authentic.

1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We got takeaways from this highly rated restaurant and we're pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Butter Chicken and the freshness of the Naan Bread. The only negative was the Lamb Korma had a predominant and overpowering flavour of cinnamon .

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Really nice Indian Restaurant. It was near the camper van park we were staying in so really convenient. The waitress met our every requirements and the meal was fantastic.

1  Thank michaeloneill2015
Reviewed 14 September 2017 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 9 September 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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