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All 597 Christchurch Restaurants

Maharaja Indian Restaurant

Papanui Rd | 452 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
(03) 352 0150
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Ranked #7 of 597 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We found this restaurant on tripvisor after finding it difficult to find eating places in the city centre of Christchurch. Even though a bit out of town the food was great with plenty of content in the gravy/sauce. Reasonably priced. We didn't have a booking but they kindly let us have a table. Worth the drive to this restaurant.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

An actual restaurant, a place to enjoy a tasty meal and a night out with friends or partner. Loved the naan, loved the atmosphere. Very good value.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Things did not start well when one of our party asked of a clean glass for his beer and was told "that's just the way the glass is". Being able to scrape residue away with your finger is now how a glass should be - it was filthy. But, as is so often the case we were taken back by... More 

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

Hi and thank you so much for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your meal but we are also not happy regarding the glass we will review this in our staff meeting and hope this does not happen again as we are very strict in our customer service and tidiness of our establisment. More 

United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

An easy menu to work through with everyone's favourite curries to choose from. Curries are offered mild, medium or hot! There are also wines to match, being a mix of different wines to match the hotness of the curry chosen. Excellent.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ordered a Prawn Pakora for entrée to share. This dish was really average. I don't think I would order again. But I will certainly go back to this restaurant for curry! We ordered Lamb Bhuna and Butter Tika Masala. I loooooooved this Butter Tika Masala! Naan was also good. We had a plain naan and peshwari naan which has... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great food, good service, good atmosphere with smaller side rooms, off road parking. Will definitely go back.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great food at this place and friendly staff. Being an avid fan of Indian cuisine the food here really does meet expectation which is the reason for the return visits. My most recent experience had one slight draw back, being seated in front of one of the windows facing the front of the restaurant. The glare from the sun was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Been here multiple times now... always great curry.. especially the paneer curries. Always great service very attentive, genuine and friendly staff. Love the mango lassi too

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We ordered take away so cannot comment on the service at the restaurant but pleasant phone service and pickup. Great selection with authentic flavours not the bland stuff where they use the same curry base and add food colouring at other restaurants run by Bangladeshis (think Londons brick lane). Highly recommend the dhal and paratha bread. If ever in Christchurch... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My partner and I decided to try a new Indian restaurant recently, and were overwhelmed by the quality of service, food and atmosphere at Maharaja in Merivale. It would be an injustice if I did not share our experience in a review. At first impression, Maharaja is a tastefully decorated venue with warm colours and lovely ambience. The staff are... 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

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