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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: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Another high standard meal

Really good Indian, with well balanced spice, slow cooked and pretty good value. All dishes are excellent. Maybe 5th visit and always consistent. For the same or even less than other places this is our fav. Will not disappoint.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Epoximan
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really good Indian, with well balanced spice, slow cooked and pretty good value. All dishes are excellent. Maybe 5th visit and always consistent. For the same or even less than other places this is our fav. Will not disappoint.

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Thank Epoximan
Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely food but portions rather small to share on the table. The bowls were hard to move across the table - a lazy-susan type set up would be good?

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Thank nzwalkers2015
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called early evening without a reservation but the helpful staff fitted us in. Good advice on choice of menu, superbly cooked and served with a smile. Good choice of drink. Pity there's not a similar establishment near where we live.

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1 Thank swhamer
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My review is simple. I'm from Malaysia and absolutely love Indian food. The food was faultless so I absolutely enjoyed myself eating it. The service however was under par. They forgot to deliver 1 item out of 5 items ordered. No apology. It took 45 mins for our meals to arrive. It may have been a bad day for them.

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1 Thank raymondy133
Maharaja452, Owner at Maharaja Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for the review ,we take any feedback seriously and act on that as soon a possible .We appreciate you took the time to write a review and enjoyed your meal and from team we do apologies regarding the service.We will bring this up in our team meeting :) More 

Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we did not have a reservation and the restaurant was very busy, we nevertheless were able to be provided with a table. The food was absolutely delicious and full of flavor. The service was also very friendly. If we did not live in another country we would definitely be coming back.

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2 Thank Cappuccino251294
Maharaja452, Owner at Maharaja Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Cappuccino Thanks for the review and much appricated you had a good time :) More 

Lycksele, Sweden
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came based on good reviews on this site. We hadn't made reservations but showed up at 5.30 on a Friday night as a couple and they made room for us which was good. We had a curry each which were delicious and filling. Naan was good as well. Service was impeccable, and we left very happy with dinner.

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1 Thank DrC3366878
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Do not think twice before choosing this Indian Restaurant. It is absolutely the best Indian Restaurant in Christchurch and it will not be exaggeration if I say it is the best overall in Southern Island of New Zealand . This is the best what you can expect in NZ . Standalone building with ample parking space is a add on

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4 Thank Rakesh S
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting with friends along with 3 kids. We ordered a takeaway being New years eve. We specifically requested the curry to be made mild to accommodate for kids. The curries we got were SO SPICY ... it was inedible even for the adults who eat really spicy food. We rang them back and they were not even apologetic.... More 

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1 Thank DhoomMachale
Maharaja452, Owner at Maharaja Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your feedback ,i have revised your feedback with the team.The waitress who took your order on phone advised you wanted meals to be mild to medium and the dishes you choose were impossible to make mild so we were adviced by yourself to make it Medium so we did but when you phoned staff apologized... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We had lamb chops for entrée, it was so delicious. It was well cooked and flavoursome. Followed with butter tikka masala and saagh gosht. The meat was so tender and full of flavour. We also had the masala chai, very special Indian tea. Service was good and polite. We will be back for sure

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2 Thank Mercer14
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a great meal there on Sunday night. Naans were crispy, meat was lean and curries were tailored mild/medium/medium-hot/hot whick allowed all family members to order to their taste. Craft beers were appreciated with dinner and costs were reasonable.

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2 Thank Paul12192

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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