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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, 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
Nice meal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Erin M
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Sydney
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Sydney
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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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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new zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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