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Mandala Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 03/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Pacific Indian Asian Fusion
US$10 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Indian, Healthy
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An exceptional fusion menu that you wouldn't expect to work, but it does. Friendly and informative service.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booking was made for us by our children as a gift and we had the most wonderful meal in a lovely little restaurant with such great staff and a calm, pleasant atmosphere, would highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beef curry for my husband, Beef Cheeks for me. Both delicious, filling meals. So many subtle flavours! Enough on the plate - not one of these places that puts artful dribbles of sauce to decorate, but actually serves an amount you can taste and enjoy....Super-friendly service and great atmosphere. The Cherry Sour cocktail was pretty special too. This is not the cheapest place in town. We have not splashed out on a meal that cost this much for quite a while, but it was well worth it.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the fish curry and the goat curry. The fish curry was delicately spiced so as not to overpower the taste of the fish. The goat curry was richer and spicier. Both beautiful. The service was prompt and attentive. Well worth a visit. Thank...you, folks! :)More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is way too overrated on Trip advisor. Unfortunately you can't always trust a good reviews here. Very expensive for what you are getting. Ingredients are cheap, frozen, no good flavors , plane and tasteless but the bill in the end is pretty big...for that experience. There is so much more better cheap eats places in Akaroa than this. We will not be coming back in a rush.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 18 April 2022

The most delicious, flavoursome food with friendly, helpful staff and the chefs in the kitchen are happy and approachable. The place is clean and tidy with a warm welcoming atmosphere. This is the best Restaurant in Akaroa ..and we tried a few. 10 out of...10 AAA++++++++++ Thank You Mandala for a lovely night out :)More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

We dine here regularly and Mandala would have to be our favourite restaurant in Akaroa. The food is always amazing, a really great menu with something for everyone, and the staff are super friendly and professional. We would highly recommend Mandala if you want great...atmosphere and fabulous food.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 17 April 2022

I live in the area and I always take friends and visitors to this resteraunt. I love everything about this place, the food- a different twist to Indian, and the athmosphere is great. My favourite- the Dhal Salad- every time.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 April 2022

We loved this place. The food was delicious and staff was friendly. Highly recommend, we will be back.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

The service at Mandala was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. Our table of eight chose a wide variety of the curries; vegetarian, chicken, beef, fish and goat. Everyone was extremely happy with their meals. Would highly recommend. The atmosphere was great too

Date of visit: April 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mandala Restaurant

Yes, Mandala Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Mandala Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Mandala Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4