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85 Devon St West, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4444
Today
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Best Indian in New Plymouth

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Melissa W
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We eat Indian a LOT, both out and at home. We had late a night dinner choosing 3 options from the entree menu and were just blown away. Would go so far as to say this is a must try if you are in New Plymouth. The food was 'chef' inspired, rather than produced by a 'cook'. Grilled salmon a... More 

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UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been a fan of Pankawalla for some time and visit whenever in New Plymouth Sheena is an excellent host, attentive and professional - even when very busy I noted work over completed. Ate here today - faultless I will keep going back

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

I haven't been here in almost 10yrs. I must say it is still as nice as I remember it although I beleive it has had renovations recently ish. The food was fantastic. I love Indian food, I have been finding that the Indian food establishments in New Plymouth are quiet bland in taste and lack in flavour, but Pankawalla proved... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Being an avid lover of Indian food, and having dined at some many Indian Restaurants in New Plymouth and around the country, I would not hesitate to say Pankawalla is the very best in every way. The food is authentic, with the new menu is a absolutely decadent. The decor is modern and funky, and the refurbishment is totally outstanding.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I think something was different as soon as I walked in the door, an Indian restaurant thanks to the chef for bringing something new in the menu, when tired of having same things all across new Zealand, when I tried the amazing dosa ( South Indian dish). Pink city lamb u name it and it all adds up to your... More 

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New Plymouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Dined tonight for the first time at Pankawalla and will not be returning. I dont think they understand what good customer service is, none of the waiters/waitresses were in any hurry for anything. Took probably around 20 minutes before we were given menu's - after we had to ask for them as we were getting hungry! Confusion of orders of... More 

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Dostan, Owner at Pankawalla, responded to this review

Dear guest im very disappointed to hear your experience!! so first of all I would like to apologise for what happened and secondly I would like to find out exactly what and why it happened as we do pride our self in good customer service and do care about our guest rather than make them uncomfortable. So please help me... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We have been regular customers of Pankawalla for several years, usually buying take aways, but over recent months (since their chefs have changed) the food and service has declined in quality. The thing I used to love about Pankawalla was the consistency of the food, but now there is no guarantee of what you will get. Hot curries come out... 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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