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85 Devon St West, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4444
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5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 38
    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
Great Indian Food

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

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

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

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Auckland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Mount Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

After reading some great reviews about this restaurant on trip advisor, we planned our dinner around easters. Visiting restaurant was great with great fine dine view. entree was fine but the mains are expensive and can say "not yum". Not overall happy with the staff service as no one asked from us about the meal. I ordered "Rogan Josh" and... More 

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Amberley, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The staff were very obliging .food was great. Definitely recommend . An enjoyable experience . Would return.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My last visit sometime last year was awesome with great services and fantastic food. But This time its totally opposite to what i had experienced a year ago. "Service" was not that good as i can see few new faces this time. Hopefully they must got few new crew members. Guy on the counter was much more into his phone... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

And there is quite a few options!!! Delicious, authentic food, speedy and friendly service & a funky restaurant

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Was walking past and saw the lunchtime special, so my daughter and I thought why not? Even though it was close to their lunchtime closing we received a friendly welcome and were lead to a table. We ordered the blackboard special - which was to my surprise extremely tasty! I usually eat Mango Chicken so I know the difference between... More 

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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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