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Coriander's

17 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8014, New Zealand
033196844
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Ranked #21 of 39 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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200 reviews 200 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

average food taste. Service not bad. Jam packed on sunday evening in hanmer springs. Very popular with non-indians it seems. Best to make a reservation. They can make the spice level different according to your taste. Stays open till late. The kitchen closes at 10 or 10:15 i think depending on the crowd. Not very expensive. Worth a try. We... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Coriander is a chain in NZ and we have visited chch & Hanmer before, always great Indian & great service - not on Main Street but nth a lil a short walk - recommend

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There weren't many people there, so I wasn't sure what to expect. But the food was very good, and we enjoyed ourselves. They did miss an opportunity though - my wife really enjoyed the sauce that came with the seafood dish and asked if we could purchase some to take home (just the sauce) and use the next day. We... More

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

In Kaikoura? Come to Coriander and eat some delicious Indian food! Although not close to the small center of Kaikoura (next to a pizzeria); having a bit of a shabby exterior and average interior, the food was excellent. Also the staff was very kind and wondered whether Holland is next to Poland. And be sure to eat the mild version!

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Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

First impressions were favourable, but we were subsequently very disappointed. The housekeeping was very poor...as guests left, tables were only partially cleared and there was no attempt to clean up debris. The wine cellar was seriously depleted and we had great difficulty in procuring a bottle of reasonably priced red. The food was bland and lacking in subtlety. Finally, the... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Lovely kaikoura small town and very nice restaurant on Highway good food really tasty with good flavor nan bread was bit dowe but overall food service was great

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Coming from Malaysia, we are pretty used to good Indian food. We were happy with the authenticity of the dishes we tried: Chef's platter of chic, lamb and fish; chicken tikka masala, prawn do payaza and lamb biryani. Delicious tender meats, tasty. Service was very good contrary to some of the reviews. I would recommend it

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great food in this restaurant right on hwy 1. simple casual atmosphere and really really good authentic food. as spicy or not spicy as you want it. worth more than one visit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great food, great service am glad we ate there. Would recommend it to anyone staying in a kaikoura as some of our other dining out experiences were not great.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My boys weren't going to accept anything less than a curry on our journey home. And Corianders delivered the usual high standard of Indian cuisine and friendly service.

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