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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, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Really nice traditional Indian

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I got a takeaway dinner, chicken curry and samosa. I was very disappointed that the samosas weren't authentic. They tasted like they were from the frozen samosas one would buy from the indian shop. The curry tasted average. Overly priced and not authentic indian food.

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

Hi We are very sorry that you experience with us was not up to your standards ,W never had complaints about the samosas before as they are very famous as for curries can you please clarify as to which dish you had so we can look into this .Also our prices are very reasonable compared to others as our chefs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Lovely food and service. Definitely recommend a try of this place. Take away is just as amazing aswell.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have eaten in a lot of Indian restaurants in our home-town of Christchurch. The Maharaja, when it was in its former premises (since damaged by the 2011 earthquake and now demolished) was the stand-out. It has re-located a short distance away in an old villa and the standards are the same. The restaurant is beautifully presented, has spotlessly clean... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The first thing I remember was the location (this was years ago but remains the same today as at 19-05-2015). It's a beautiful house on Papanui Road with Fairy lights, and a well laid out restaurant with different rooms when you step inside. The service is superb. The staff are very helpful if you are unsure about the menu. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My wife and I decided to finally try Maharaja's and really enjoyed our experience. The food was fantastic, the service was attentive without being overbearing and the restaurant setting was intimate. I would gladly go back for the food and service.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you are after a curry in the Papanui area then this is certainly a great choice. We went on a Thursday evening as part of a large group. All the meals went down well except two which thought the meals were a little on the salty side. Starters were good and the service was quick and efficient. Definately worth... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Maharaja Indian Restaurant

Address: Papanui Rd | 452 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 352 0150
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
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
Cuisine: Indian

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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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