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Mandala Restaurant

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 14/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 14/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Pacific Indian Asian Fusion
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Healthy, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely wonderful place for a meal. Outstanding food, excellent service and a magical setting. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked table of four with friends, exciting weekend trip to Akaroa. We had a reservation at newly established restaurant in Akaroa with the best reviews. Unfortunately in reality there was nothing that we expected. Instead of a great dining experience we've got a plane, below...average and tasteless food , not the best service as well. We would rate it as a cheap eats place , lots of cheap eats places in Christchurch are much better than this 'restaurant'.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden in a side street in Akaroa and well worth a visit. This is a very special Pacific flavoured Indian restaurant with fabulous chef. Their special is Whole Baked Fish with seasonal wok greens or salad It has a varied menu and great seating inside...and in the sheltered pretty back garden. We enjoyed our lunch very much. Open for lunch and dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with great seating options: garden, veranda & inside, all lovely. Yhe baked fish was outstanding. Recommended.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The venue is cosy with lots of wood and lovely features. The place is spotlessly clean and the staff are lovely, calm and attentive. The food was great and service impeccable.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Mandala Restaurant, General Manager at Mandala Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Wendy for leaving us a 5 star review! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed our restaurant's décor and staff. It's fantastic to hear you had a great evening with us and we hope to see you return again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delightful service, menu, fusion of flavours in ways I havent seen before. Absolute bonus having 4-5 desserts on the menu as well which my wife loved. Small error with ordering my main, dish was sent back to the kitchen, I was given poppadoms to...eat while it was cooked again and was super yum. Great service, atmosphere and I cant wait to return.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Mandala Restaurant, General Manager at Mandala Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Matt for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are so happy to hear you both enjoyed your evening with us. Apologies again for the small error and we are delighted you loved your meals in the end! We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This curry alone is worth the fly/drive from Auckland! Top chef plus great hospitality. I’ll be back :)

Date of visit: February 2021
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Mandala Restaurant, General Manager at Mandala Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lottie for the glowing review! We love our Grilled Paneer curry so much and its fantastic to see you also enjoy it just as much! Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing flavours and outstanding service. A must visit. Lamb chops and King Prawns were sensational.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Mandala Restaurant, General Manager at Mandala Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 star review! It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed the lamb and the king prawns so much and its great to hear that our staff were able to make your evening so enjoyable!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delight to visit a restaurant in Akaroa that serves different food than the standard menu selection that most of the restaurants are offering. The meal was superb (best butter chicken I have ever tasted outside India) and impeccable service by the two front...of house guys. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Mandala Restaurant, General Manager at Mandala Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Margaret, We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed your evening with us and that you love our butter chicken as much as we do! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entrees and mains we had were delicious. The lamb cutlets were perfectly cooked, as were the prawn wontons. Our mains were fully of flavour and filling. We didn't have dessert but the neighbouring table did and it looked very nice.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Mandala Restaurant, General Manager at Mandala Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Mary for your review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals, hopefully you will have a chance to return and try out or desserts!

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