I'm a fan of Indian restaurants in NZ because of the variety of dishes available, consistent tastiness, and price. However, Kathakali is a cut above the rest, not least for the variety on the menu and something (everything) different. Most different types of meat you can imagine, but also an interesting looking selection of vegetarian dishes. I ordered a special on the day which was mango-citrus fish curry with cassava and it was near perfection - my recommendation is to add this beauty to the all-the-time menu. Unfortunately I didn't have room for one of the yummy looking desserts. The man serving us was polite, friendly and interested in what we thought of the food, as well as talking about the method of cooking, where the recipe is from etc. Considering the other great reviews and our experience tonight, I hope to visit again when in New Plymouth.
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