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Maharaja Indian Restaurant

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Papanui Rd | 452 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
(03) 352 0150
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hot and Spicy!

Being from the UK , the bar is set very high when it comes to Indian food. This however is up there with the best. We called in on Sunday night on the way back from our weekend away. We hadn't booked but they managed to squeeze us in. The restaurant was lots of little rooms tucked away rather... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
egyptmermaid
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Being from the UK , the bar is set very high when it comes to Indian food. This however is up there with the best. We called in on Sunday night on the way back from our weekend away. We hadn't booked but they managed to squeeze us in. The restaurant was lots of little rooms tucked away rather than... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Maharaja based on a friends recommendation. Both the food and the service were fantastic! The menu is very extensive and lots of great vegetarian options. When back in Christchurch, we will return without a doubt!

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited this restaurant on 1st April after recommendation from a local lady we met in the morning. Butter chicken, dal makhni and rotis were truly very authentic as served in Delhi, India. Veg biryani was good too. All curries come with complimentary rice which is a plus point! Had leftover curries for takeaway. Service was excellent. All waiters were courteous... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Good Indian food at reasonable prices. Good service friendly staff. Wide selection of dishes vegetarian or non veg. Planet of off-street parking at the back.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

In Christchurch for business so we looked through trip advisor for an Indian restaurant. When we arrive we were surprised but pleased with the restaurant. Lovely layout in the old villa while is very unique. Service was above average. Meals were just amazing. And all for very reasonable prices. Wishing we had such a great Indian restaurant closer to home!!

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Singapore
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Ordered three dishes and two naans and it was a lot for the two of us. Butter tikka masala was very tasty! Good that they cater the spicy level to your liking.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As per usual we were not disappointed, the food produced in this restaurant is exquisite to say the least! For a real authentic curry go to maharaja

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

highly recommend dining here ive been as a couple and as part of a large group each time fantastic meal and service, i couldnt fault them on anything Ive also picked up takeaways from Maharaja, I rang to pre order and everything was ready for me to collect at specified time Sensational, superb just awesome

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went with a work group late last year, approx 40 of us, they catered very well and there was no shortage of food, they did a set menu for ease, the staff, food and location was excellent. Would definitly return.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The restaurant ruined me going to any other restaurant. By comparison the Maharaja has the BEST indian food in town!! Their naan bread is to die for. Every single dish is delicous. Nice atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Papanui Rd | 452 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: (03) 352 0150
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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