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17 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8014, New Zealand
033196844
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasantly greeted

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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  • Late Night
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3 restaurant reviews
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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Thurmont, Maryland, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My wife and I (we are Americans) ate at another Coriander facility in Rolleston (near Christchurch NZ) and had a fine meal there. We were out looking for dinner and spotted the Kiakoura Coriander and decided to give this one a try. We were very happy with the meal, the service and the meal were both excellent. Very friendly staff!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It was just some spicy sauce with poor quality meat. Every packaged food from the supermarket is better.

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China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We took take-away from this restaurant two nights in a row. Pleasantly surprised to Find rice free. The meaty dishes were pretty good but the vegetable dishes are avoidable. Case in point, cauliflower potato is never cooked with gravy always as a dry vegetable with spices.Go for it if you are craving Indian, otherwise the supermarket options are really good... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The restaurant obviously had a big table of guests prior to our arrival, the mess on the floor and all over the table was off putting as it was not cleared during our time there, our table however was clean and nicely laid. Some of the items we ordered were not available, such as mint sauce, they had run out.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Food and service was good, Other than not having prawns to make a few of the dishes we originally ordered, curries were nice.

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Singapore
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Good: 1. We drove in to Kaikoura late at night (around 10pm), and were pleasantly surprised not only to see that some restaurant was open, but that it was Indian. And since we are Indians, we were pretty skeptical of the quality of food that would be on board, but since there was no other option available and we... More 

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langdorp
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great food! Be aware that hot is indeed hot unlike other Asian restaurants which adapted to western standards. Great flavours, sober interior, annoying music.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We enjoy Indian food anyway but with my wife being vegetarian Coriander's was an obvious place to try, with many choices for us both. On our first visit the service was on the slow side, but the pleasant young man doing front of house was on his own and was having to deal with take-away orders as well as sit-down... More 

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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?