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85 Devon St West, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4444
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Goooorrrrrrgeous!!

Fabulous food, fabulous staff, fabulous service, fabulous ambience! Best Indian food in New Zealand so far!!!!!!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food, fabulous staff, fabulous service, fabulous ambience! Best Indian food in New Zealand so far!!!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Due to my recent visits to New Plymouth, I think i am in love with this restaurant. Food has completely amazed the standards of Indian cuisine, Such a Modern Indian decor, and to top it all up, The host/ Staff of the restaurant are superbly amazing, what a professional approach. Definitely need to be there as many times i am... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We have dined in and out from Pankawalla over the years and the experience only gets better. Along with the recent revamp the staff are always accomodating and the food is top notch. 5 stars from this couple.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Best Indian meal we have had since living in New Zealand, would recommend to anyone visiting New Plymouth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We are in Heaven! Entre... Garlic naan!....mains we both loved our choices! I would give 10/10 for service, food, atmosphere !!! We will be back....prob next week!!!!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food great service excellent Consistently good The eggplant curry was a highlight. Worth the visit while in New Plymouth

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We dined here on a Sunday night, so took advantage of a good deal on offer. We weren't disappointed. The wait staff were very attentive, and the food delicious. We left feeling very satisfied.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It is always consistent, and the food full of flavor-it;s no wonder we find ourselves dining there often.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great food and great service, friendly and helpful staff, went the extra mile to make our experience perfect. To top it all finally found a NZ Indian restaurant that does Balti chicken yum!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We dined at Punkawalla last night. Awesome service, atmosphere and food. Would definately recommend and we will be returning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Devon St West, 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

  • Cuisine: 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?