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“Indian food at its finest.....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kathakali

Kathakali
39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 8848
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Ranked #1 of 108 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: New restaurant
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Indian food at its finest.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Great food and an awesome bunch of guys! Once again top notch.
The Dosa Masala is a great start to the meal and wash it down with a kingfisher.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Something different from the usual NZ Indian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

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.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“GOLD STAR RESTAURANT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Delicious, authentic food served by a personable & interesting waiter in a relaxing & tasteful environment. Our favourite Indian restaurant in NZ.
Pamela & David

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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“Fantastic hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

From moment we walked in, we were made to feel welcome. Décor authentic, adding great ambience. Loved the simplicity of the menu - not too many mains to choose from as many restaurants make the mistake of doing in my opinion, often confusing the customer. Loved the fact that on their menu they included the history and origin of the food they were serving so you could understand more about their culture. Would be great place to dine whether you are in a big group or quiet dinner for 2. Caters for both. Food was beautiful. Service fantastic. Prices so affordable you could eat there regularly and not break the bank. Great night out if you on a budget. Genuine south indian staff who were so warm and friendly, we felt like we had been invited into their own home for a meal. Will definitely be spreading the word and will be visiting again soon.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food and friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Went to Kathakali based on other reviews and we left very happy customers!
The food was as excellent as the service.
We're used to the usual Indian food normally found in restaurants, this place offers something different, food we never even knew existed which was a refreshing change. The guys there made sure you was enjoying the food without harassing you and did so with a smile

The review would of gotten 5*, however, there was quite a large (loud) party of people which was detrimental to the atmosphere and we were seated right next to them which wasn't ideal.

Well done guys

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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