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71 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 343 4405
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed 4:30 pm - 2:30 am
Thu - Tue 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are an established Indian Restaurant situated at 71 Ilam Road – next to...
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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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good, satisfying food

Food is well made here, and this is a long running Christchurch Indian establishment for good reason. The dishes with house-made paneer are very nice - one example being the khadai paneer. Naans are very nice. The only minor issues would be the service and design of the building. There does seems... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
chuckee
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New Zealand
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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Food is well made here, and this is a long running Christchurch Indian establishment for good reason. The dishes with house-made paneer are very nice - one example being the khadai paneer. Naans are very nice. The only minor issues would be the service and design of the building. There does seems to be a slight shortage in staff at... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Good Indian food. We got take away and tasted very fresh. Very nice and good value for money. Notice they have combos available instore, so will keep in mind for next time instead of paying everything individually.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stopped here for a quick meal after a long day in the car and it was perfect for that. The menu is the same as almost all other NZ Indian restaurants but that's what we expected and wanted. It's fresh, the chicken pieces moist and chunky, the naans very nice and the service excellent. A huge tour bus arrived... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited with my husband one evening during the week. Nice decor, clean & good atmosphere. A mixture of families, couples & business people were eating. We ordered poppadoms & chutneys to start. Best poppadoms I've ever had! For mains we ordered the Handi Lamb & Chicken Vindaloo. Both very tasty, the lamb was very tender & both cooked to our... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Work decided to our Xmas do here this year - we were a largish party so they tend to put out entrees on the table while the main course is buffet style, with rice and 3 different curries - food was okay and flavoursome - I tend to like their takeaways better though.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I visited this place two weeks ago. while leaving this place i was satisfied with my spending on my dinner.The food and the service was very good.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Dined here as a family group recently, the restaurant was not overly busy for peak time on a Saturday night. Staffing appeared minimal with only one waitress visible and in spite of the low number of tables occupied we had to make our own way to our table and had a long wait before orders were taken. We were not... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is becoming a regular dining place for us. Also very good for takeaways. Food is consistently of a high standard. Friendly helpful staff. Will definitely be returning very soon.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 03 343 4405

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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