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All 40 Kaikoura Restaurants

Coriander's

17 Beach Road, Kaikoura 8014, New Zealand
033196844
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Ranked #17 of 40 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
langdorp
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105 reviews 105 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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12 reviews 12 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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