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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“naans” (8 reviews)
“garlic naan” (5 reviews)
“malai kofta” (4 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 3 weeks ago

Great food. Fresh. Decent portion sizes. Prompt service. (Highly recommend the cheesy garlic Naan!!)

Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely warm, inviting restaurant on a chilly winter night. Yummy food and very friendly aervice. My husband and I enjoyed a really enjoyable evening at a great place. Best Indian food in town

Thank KiwiAndrea122
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Best Indian food in New Zealand very authentic. Very nice staff and very attentive. Reasonable pricing and lovey atmosphere. Definitely stop here and get some Aloo Gobi and garlic naan

Thank Cheyne P
Reviewed 28 April 2017 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...More

Thank Rajen S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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
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
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
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...More

Thank Sage A
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...More

Thank ShellyAlain
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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, Full Bar
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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