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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic naan” (10 reviews)
“malai kofta” (4 reviews)
“curries” (8 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

My husband and I ordered from here to take away and the curries were delicious my rogan josh was one of the best I’ve ever had! The onion bhajis need a little work and we’re actually pretty un edible but because of the curry being...More

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful food, lovely hosts, good price, family friendly. Licenced. Good vegetarian options, fast and takeaway.

Thank d d
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a wonderful, small restaurant in a small NZ town! We happened upon it when looking for dinner at the end of a long rainy, day. The food was delicious, the staff kind and attentive. Indian food is quite popular in NZ and this...More

Thank TrvCpl
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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 28 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Tijsv54
Reviewed 21 June 2018 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
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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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