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Pankawalla

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Contemporary, Indian, Asian
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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
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: 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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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lynn Hilden Midwife

Fantastic service..attentive and discrete . Wonderful tasty and authentic food. Great atmosphere and competitively priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
lynn h
via mobile
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic service..attentive and discrete . Wonderful tasty and authentic food. Great atmosphere and competitively priced.

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Thank lynn h
Matamata, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful full flavoured Indian cuisine . Even our children enjoyed it. Fantastic service. We are still raving about how my we enjoyed our meals.

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Thank Leopjk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty meals, great Price and an amazing service. Highly Recommended. The mains where filling and seasoned to perfection.

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1 Thank Fabiola725
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time we visited Pankawalla and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service both times. The decor is really nice too. More contemporary that a lot of other Indian restaurants and that is a refreshing change. We'll definitely be back.

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1 Thank Michael H
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience at Pankawalla. Good selection on the menu and excellent service. I couldn't fault a thing. We will be keen to go again soon.

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1 Thank mags281
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and very attentive waiting staff. It was very hot outside, almost unbearable but inside they made it a pleasant place to be because of the cool temperature. i would definitely recommend this restaurant to visitors and locals. We were impressed and are keen to go agin soon.

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1 Thank jocknz96
Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have tried a number of Indian restaurants and we wish this was in Wellington!! The food and service was outstanding. In fact after dining here on a Wednesday evening we loved the food so much we tried different dishes as takeaways on Saturday!! When dining in we had the Pankawalla Special, Lamb Nawabi and my son had Butter Chicken.... More 

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1 Thank JakeandMum
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at Pankawalla when traveling though New Plymouth. We have 2 little girls and the staff was absolutely awesome with them! The food was awesome and plentiful, and the staff really went out of their way to make the kids enjoy themselves. Very clean and tidy restaurant. Keep up the good work!

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2 Thank JohanInNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Four of us had dinner. We don't normally opt for Indian when travelling, however had a craving. The food was great. It didn't feel like protein mixed with some sauce when ordered. The food taste fresh and wholesome. Even the (Indian) desserts were great. We found the price a bit high for the portion size.

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1 Thank BeautifulMind000
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My dinner companion, who travels to India frequently on business said it all really ... "it's better than I've eaten in India." A great restaurant; delicious, well-presented food, good service, a good wine list and wonderfully modern decor. Loved it!

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2 Thank K1travellers

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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: Contemporary, Indian, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?