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17 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8014, New Zealand
033196844
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Vegans and gluten free catered for

I don't know anything about Indian food but I liked the food here. Service was good and my companions were able to find vegan and gluten free options.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Lesley W
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went here on a quiet Sunday night, before going whale watching in the morning. It started of with us walking into an empty restaurant, no waiter/barman to greet us. Eventually after calling out someone came to seat us. We had a look at the menus then tried to order a drink, the manager would not serve... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I don't know anything about Indian food but I liked the food here. Service was good and my companions were able to find vegan and gluten free options.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were in Kaikoura for two days. There is only one Indian restaurant out there so we were left with no choice. The first day we went d guys were quite polite. They asked us to be there at 8.45 pm for dinner the next day. We reached exactly on time. There were other guests so they made us wait... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Corianders at Hanmer Springs is amazing and Edgeware is almost as good, so we had high expectations for the Kaikoura branch that were unfortunately not met. The butter chicken sauce tasted like canned cream of tomato soup. The baigan bartha lacked the gentle smokey flavour that we had enjoyed so much at Edgeware. On the upside, the vegetable samosas and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We've been living in NZ for over a year and have been consistently disappointed by the quality of the Indian restaurants. Coriander's broke the trend. My Madras was genuinely hot (which is unheard of in NZ) and it tasted like a madras!! My wife's Achari was perfectly cooked with good undertones of lime pickle. Beautiful food. Great service.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This restaurant is situated conveniently opposite the top-ten site. The staff are extremely helpful and recommend to your taste. However, they will cook to your own recipe if you request ! The food is freshly produced to each order and the range is superb. I have yet to find a nicer, more satisfying Indian cuisine. The wait was not long... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Excellent food with a wide variety of choices. There are about 13 vegetarian entrées as well which are very hard to find in most restaurants in New Zealand. The lamb was very tender. If you like Indian food, this is the place to go in Kaikoura. We would recommend it without reservation! Steve & Susan Jones Louisville KY

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Laval, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It was good. A lot of food for the price. I had troubles to have a second glass of wine. There was a lot of people in the restaurant for the number of waiter, but the service was still good :) I would go back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It's not just the food it's how you are treated. The food was good and I am hard to please outside of India. The service was attentive and helpful. A good alternative to the numerous pizza places here.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The food we ordered was fabulous - best Indian food I 've ever had - service was excellent - restaurant was clean and well maintained satff were friendly. Can't stop raving about it - Fantastic!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: 033196844

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?