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17 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8014, New Zealand
033196844
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Ranked #19 of 44 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great food at reasonable price. We always come here when visiting Kaikoura. You can't go passed their Mango and Chicken. We always have it with a garlic naan that overflows the cane basket. We share a main between us and that is more than sufficient for us both .

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Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Address: 17 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8014, New Zealand
Phone Number: 033196844
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
Cuisine: Indian

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