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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: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    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
Best Indian in Christchurch

Really good Indian food, lovely character villa setting, fantastic service and great value. This is the best Indian restaurant in Christchurch by a long way. Have been here three or four times and food and service has always been excellent! Highly Recommend

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really good Indian food, lovely character villa setting, fantastic service and great value. This is the best Indian restaurant in Christchurch by a long way. Have been here three or four times and food and service has always been excellent! Highly Recommend

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Chorley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We arrived here on a trip from Dunedin via a trip advisor recommendation eg a good Indian meal ranking in Christchurch. This was a good Indian well balanced flavours great tandoor starter with my wife having their own version of butter tikka masala and I had the chicken tikka masala .... Simply put solid food real tasty good naan bread... More 

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The meal was a special night out as we were there for a send-off for our Son who was heading off to work in Japan the next day. The atmosphere was perfect which was matched by an equally as good meal. We were from out of town and the food was as good as any Indian we have had (if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Service was second to none. The Maharaja platter for entree was great, very authentic and tasty. My husband gets lamb vindaloo and I get chicken. I don't know how to explain it, but mine was watery and a little overly tomato tasting, missing the grain texture a vindaloo should have, whereas they nailed my husband's. I tried it and his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had often dined at the Maharaja pre earthquake and had always loved the food and found the service great so were interested to see how the "new" premises stacked up. We were not disappointed - the food was up to the same great standard and the service was also excellent. The restaurant is now in an old house that... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went here with a group of 8 and really enjoyed all the intense flavours and good service. A bit more expensive than your next door takeaway but definitely worth every bite!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Easy dine in or takeaway. One of the best Indians in Christchurch, we love this place. Good in a group and as a couple. Would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We ordered our curry by phone for collection and the customer service was very good. This is one of the best Indians in Christchurch I have tried yet but it is a little bit expensive, the curry was very enjoyable an excellent flavour not too greasy like some. I would rate this 5 Stars but it was very expensive but... More 

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lovely Indian Meal, Delicious platters to begin with! Great service and lovely set up in old style house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Really nice staff very friendly really nice interior Me and my partner go on a regular basis that's if we can get a table its always busy on weekends!

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Maharaja452, Owner at Maharaja Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Christie Many Thanks for the feedback and much appricated,We look forward to your return .We at Maharaja love what we do and you can see this in Staff faces and the chefs love to cook .Please do spread the word to your family and friends as we will be bringing new things to Maharaja in summer so keep a... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?