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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
New Zealand, Indian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 24 August 2021

I have been visiting this restaurant for over 3 years now, when working in the area. I can say that the food is some of the best i have tried in NZ. The place had a wee dip in quality about a year ago, but...now with new owners it is back to being top shelf!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Really tasty food and amazing service - we popped by on a Sunday evening and it was absolutely packed which we took as a great sign. There was a mix of travellers and locals in the restaurant and we were really impressed at how efficient...and friendly the service was despite how busy it was. Really impressed by the extensive vegetarian menu, would recommend for takeaways and for dining in. No complaints from us at all. Special kudos to the very friendly server - he was great!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 August 2021

Stopped for dinner on the way through town and was pleasantly surprised. Tender lamb and chicken cooked in delicious sauces. Garlic naan was light and delicious too. It felt like the chef takes time over the preparation and cooking of the food. The service was...superb! If you’re looking for a great Indian meal and service, in a pleasant environment i’d recommend you dine here.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 June 2021

Superb. Tuesday night and this tastefully decorated restaurant was buzzing with in house customers and take always. I can see why. Decided to get something different so started with dumplings - delicious. The Roganjosh Josh, ordered hot, was one of the best I have eaten...for some time, and the Fishtail chicken curry was a great choice for the something different we chose. Naan was beautifully cooked. And everything was presented well. I will be telling friends about this gem.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 April 2021

Staying in Twizel a couple of days. Had read good reviews on restaurant so tried it out. Certainly did not disappoint. Greeted by friendly staff. Our food was amazing and very prompt service. Would certainly visit again when passing through. Colleen & Bill

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

This is an outstanding Indian restaurant- compared to...anywhere! We rolled up late on New Year’s Eve after a day on the A2O, and wandered around Twizel, not particularly inspired by the popular spots. Fishtail was also quite busy, but that’s a good sign, we thought....And it was. The owner- I’m sure it was him - went out of his way to accommodate six of us and so we settled in. A wide choice of options was made and I can honestly say every single one of them was excellent. This was, then, a real find. I don’t think I’ve had better in Christchurch, or anywhere - I’d go out of my way to experience that again. Sorry I’ve left the review so late but this place absolutely deserves a great review.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 11 April 2021

After a day cycling we had a great meal. Dumplings for Starters, a curry each with a Nan bread to share & a lovely Central Otago Pinot. Service was 5 star

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 22 February 2021 via mobile

We had dietary requirements and they were catered for very well, excellent service by everyone and great, great tasting food! Made the trip from 110km round trip Tekapo totally worth it!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 16 February 2021 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful curry. Indian/Nepalese cuisine. This was tasty and just what we needed on a cold cold day. Service was just wonderful and we felt very welcome and appreciated in the wonderful restaurant. Thanks to everyone who looked after us. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

Best to book in advance on a holiday weekend. Really tasty curries and very accommodating service. The restaurant was fully booked when we visited (good sign) but the staff let us sit outside and served us there. Happy to accommodate vegans and couldn’t be more...helpful.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Yes, Fishtail Restaurant and Bar offers takeaway services.

Fishtail Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5