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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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Shane M
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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25 helpful votes 25 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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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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Alexandra, New Zealand
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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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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
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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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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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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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