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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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Excellent tasty food in a nice location with great staff

Having chosen this place based on its very high rating I was not disappointed! We visited as a group of 5 on a Saturday night. The building is a lovely converted bungalow which is kept to a high standard inside. There is parking there or across the road which is handy. The staff were polite and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Terran N
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Having chosen this place based on its very high rating I was not disappointed! We visited as a group of 5 on a Saturday night. The building is a lovely converted bungalow which is kept to a high standard inside. There is parking there or across the road which is handy. The staff were polite and able to cater for... More 

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Gurgaon, India
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Food , Service , Ambience - all 3 at its very best. It was a real find on our last trip to NZ in Jan 15'. Congrats guys the taste was just awesome :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Fantastic food, great atmosphere aided by wonderful live guitar music. The venue is superb with parking available. Will definately be back.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was our first visit to Maharaja's. My wife has lived in India and was looking forward with expectation to our meal. The Villa in which it is situated has been very tastefully decorated and the seperate rooms with flow into one another gives a pleasing ambience and cuts down the noise which sometimes detracts from the experience. We received... More 

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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210 reviews 210 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had an excellent Indian meal here. Superb service - all the staff were extremely friendly - added to the experience. Excellent starters were followed by saag gosht - cooked to order in terms of heat and a lovely lamb bhuna. A variety of wines were served by the glass - enough to cover most tastes - with an especially... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is just a cut above the norm for an Indian restaurant, the food is excellent and the staff provide consistently good service from the time you walk in and all the way through the meal. The restaurant is also well presented and maintained. I think the food is superb and when you mix that with good service and a... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?