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Pankawalla

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Asian, Contemporary, Indian
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85 Devon St West | Central New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4444
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An Indian Gem in New Plymouth

It was a delightful surprise to find such a good Indian restaurant in New Plymouth. It was large and spacious, generous sized tables with plenty of room between, wonderful tasty dishes, and great value for money. Friendly and responsive service made this a truly enjoyable evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Julie H
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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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English first
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was a delightful surprise to find such a good Indian restaurant in New Plymouth. It was large and spacious, generous sized tables with plenty of room between, wonderful tasty dishes, and great value for money. Friendly and responsive service made this a truly enjoyable evening.

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Dostan, Manager at Pankawalla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Pankawalla. Thank you for dining in with us. we are highly involved in the maintaining the Service standards, consistently with the utmost priority. we love to do our job and we like smiling and satisfied faces. wish to see you many more. :) Many Thanks Team@Pankawalla More 

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a superb dining experience here. The staff were really friendly and went out of their way to look after our children. Food was great!! Made special effort to accommodate the differences in "heat" of curry for each family member. Will definitely dine again. Thanks Pankawalla x

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Dostan, Manager at Pankawalla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, A very Warm Greetings From Pankawalla. Thank you so much for making a decision on dining in at Pankawalla. we would love to adjust the dishes as per the preference. we are fully devoted towards the service standards Maintained at Pankawalla. We wish to see you many more. Kind Regards Management@Pankawalla. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I frequent here regularly with friend/family, but took my 2 nephews (8 &9) and my 6 year old son to Pankawalla. The staff are very friendly and made the kids feel special as they were off to an Arts Festival show. Anyway, the 8 year old couldn't decide as he is a real foodie, but settled on a south Indian... More 

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Dostan, Manager at Pankawalla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Pankawalla. WOW, This is such an High Praise we ever received for Pankawalla. we just need to find different ways to amaze kind every time they visit Pankawalla. It will Always be a pleasure to look after them. Many thanks Team@Pankawalla More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We tend to use TripAdvisor when we go to new towns or locations to gauge the best places to eat. We arrived last night and logged in to view the local eateries. Pankawalla came out as one of the top choices, we were pleasantly surprised at the result. The restaurant, staff and food met our every expectation, the decor was... More 

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Dostan, Manager at Pankawalla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, A very warm greetings from Pankawalla. Thank you for choosing us, we are really delighted that your experience at our restaurant have not only made you happy but also your first choice as a Indian restaurant. we would always maintain the service standards with the top notch always tight. :) We assure your experience will only get better... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We ordered medium (in hotness) dishes and would go hotter next time, we don't normally go for super hot food but could have gone hotter this time.

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Dostan, Manager at Pankawalla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, A very warm greetings from Pankawalla. Thank you for reviewing us, we appreciate your happiness towards the Great dining experience you had at Pankawalla. we are delighted to serve you. wish to see you many more. :) Many Thanks Team@Pankawalla More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Couldn't wait to come back, this is the best indian possibly in the country, stunning fitout with beautiful feature wall, great service and superb food, really really good, well done to all! The beer was good too, esp. Mikes OPA. I was really impressed with the aubergine curry and the fruit naan bread.

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Dostan, Manager at Pankawalla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Pankawalla. We are really delighted to hear that your experience@ Pankawalla has amazed the standards of your Dining-In Expectations. As a only Fine-Dine Indian Restaurant in New Plymouth our vision is to see our guest happy and satisfied assuring their experience only gets better and better every time they visit Pankawalla. This is what our job... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Loved this place. Staff nice food great. Atmosphere ok too! Good stop before the show. Notified them that we needed to be done be 730 for Mama Mia. Yip. Lovely

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Dostan, Manager at Pankawalla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Pankawalla, Pankawalla is really delighted with your lovely visit and great dining experience you had. We would kindly like to thank you. :) we wish to see you many more. Many Thanks Management@Pankwalla More 

Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Service was exceptional (if a tad overdone for a Kiwi audience)the meals delivered quickly and the food was outstanding! We had a Balti Chicken and a Pankawalla Special and went for 'hot'. Both were perfect. We couldn't decide which was the best dish but thought both were probably the best Indian meals we have had ......ever ... and that includes... More 

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Dostan, Manager at Pankawalla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, A very warm Greetings from Pankawalla. Pankawalla would like to thank you for giving us an opportunity and enabling us to make our service standards always exceptional. We believe in perfection and consistency and we would always love to ensure to give our guest a lovely experience everytime. Many Thanks Team@Pankawalla More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Went with our family. Quiet night not many people dining. Service was good but they try to hard so it comes across too much for us. We asked for a high chair 2 times and it never arrived, so had to asked a third. Then they gave us our left over sauce to take home which was quite strange.

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Dostan, Manager at Pankawalla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Pankawalla. Firstly, i would like you to thank you for Dining-In with us. We do want to apologize for the time you had to wait for the baby chair to arrive. It was due to the miscommunication and forgetfulness by one of our waiting staff. Please excuse our ignorance. As a part of courtesy and good... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great friendly service and good food. It may be a more expensive Indian place to dine but it does offer regular deals, great food, and the service is better then any other place I dined in New Plymouth.

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Dostan, Manager at Pankawalla, responded to this review

Dear Guest Greetings from Pankawalla. Pankawalla would like to thank you kindly and appreciate your efforts for reviewing us. we are really pleased to hear that our service and food has top notched the standard and certainly matched your requirement. As a only fine dine Indian Restaurant in New Plymouth you can always be sure of a friendly and service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Devon St West | Central New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: Asian, Contemporary, Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?