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17 Beach Road | State Highway-1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 3099
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 back to Christchurch. Thank you Manohar.

Thank Rajen S
Whangarei, New Zealand
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Newcastle, Australia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend the food. We tried the butter chicken , malai kofta which was the nicest Indian I have tasted. First time I've tried a mango lassi and it did not disappoint . Thanks for your wonderful service and best wishes for your future.

Thank Melissa C
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We went here for dinner and were so glad we did. The food was wonderful and the service even better. The waitstaff were obviously total professionals and service was on par with some of the best. Super friendly and prompt and they paid attention to every detail. The food was awesome as well - exactly what I was hoping for.... More 

Thank Sage A
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Visiting for lunch with my son was a very enjoyable experience.There were reasonably priced dishes to suit all tastes,curries were tasty and cooked to perfection,The rice and Nan bread were perfect the meal was so good we ordered extra for takeaway.A must for a visit for any curry lovers visiting Kaikoura.The friendly staff make everybody feel welcome.

Thank ShellyAlain
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Tired and hungry we walked the streets of Kiakoura after a long days travel, many eateries were closed and the few that were open either 'fast food' or offering pub grub. Don't be deceived from the exterior or even the lack of atmosphere when entering this restaurant because the food is excellent, yes I can verify fresh spices, really tasty... More 

Thank Anne F
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The appearance is unprepossessing but it is well located on the main street and the food was very good.

Thank jeff600
Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We were here before the earthquakes and it was really good but wanted to revisit now. Not disappointed. The food was very nice and the staff/owners were great. A lovely restaurant with really good food at a reasonable price. We will be back.

Thank GruntaNZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$21
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?