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Tandoori Palace

71 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 343 4405
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Ranked #227 of 523 restaurants in Christchurch
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We are an established Indian Restaurant situated at 71 Ilam Road – next to Canterbury University, in an old brick home converted into a contemporary 90 seater Indian Restaurant. We offer authentic Indian cuisine and cater for vegetarian and Jain. Our restaurant is an ideal location for groups up to 90 diners
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: We are an established Indian Restaurant situated at 71 Ilam Road – next to Canterbury University, in an old brick home converted into a contemporary 90 seater Indian Restaurant. We offer authentic Indian cuisine and cater for vegetarian and Jain. Our restaurant is an ideal location for groups up to 90 diners
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent customer service (Manager Sharon No 1). Very good food. Great place to go with a friend or your family.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In the mid-1980s, 71 Ilam Road was converted from a suburban family home into a bank, the National Bank, university branch. When that moved to Riccarton Road, Tandoori Palace took over and has been an asset to the University district ever since. Parking is easy to find. We have always been abe to find a selection of quality dishes when... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I would say Tandoori palace has the best Indian food in Christchurch. We went here for my husbands birthday and had the banquet - a great option and very reasonable at $28 per head. A little out of town for the travellers but in a beautiful area with lots of trees near the university. I definitely recommend it!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Had meals here quite often. My favorite is the Fish Masala. Tasty and always taste consistent. Sour, spicy, creamy, and tasty. Not the tastiest Indian meal I had in the Canterbury area (my favorite is A Pocket Full of Spices in Rangiora), but reliably consistent with the standard and they are happy to correct their mistakes if something goes wrong.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Visited here in February 2013. Ordered a starter as an Veg Samosa. Came on a steel plate without any dressing not even a starter plate, no glass of water even after 7 min of dining-in though it was empty restaurant and samosas were too greasy and uncooked from inside had to leave the restaurant and the service was worst wont... More

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Christchurch
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Enjoyed a very nice meal out with friends here - being Friday night it was busy and it was not ideal being seated by the opening door in mid-winter, but then someone has to be allocated that table I guess, and at least it was close to the gas fire. Have been here on other occasions and always found the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I've tried to replicate the texture and flavours Tandoori Palace pack into their dishes and never quite achieved it! The quality of their offerings never ceases to impress and they always seem to achieve that authentic creamy Indian texture to the delicious curries on offer. I'm a local to the Ilam Tandoori Palace, and have always found them friendly and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Had food there with some friends in Christchurch. Service was a bit slow, but everything came quickly except naan breads. It took 10 mins to come. Cheap on drinks. Good for drinks though not much of a selection available. It good to have takeaways atleast everything will come together

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Restaurant is clean and neat, but a kind of sterile decor. Service is friendly and food came quickly, but th food itself (two lamb dishes) wasn't very interesting. Naan was good (garlic and plain). No one. heckled to see if we wanted anything else once our dishes were taken away, and we finally had to ask for the check. Very... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Nice cosy restaurant near Canterbury University in Christchurch. We picked up some takeaways from here on a cold Christchurch night while staying in the city. The butter chicken-although a little sweet for my tastebuds-was nice bad and the serving size was generous. The service was prompt and friendly. We paired it with a few bottles of Jaipur Lager beer picked... More

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