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39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 8848
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I will not lie. I used to be one of the wait staff at this restaurant ages ago. However, for obvious reasons, I had never dined in at Kathakali. While I've since moved on, the divine smell of the biryani cooking in the kitchen hasn't been that easy to forget. Hence, on a cold, rainy evening, when the temptation was... More 

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1 Thank DebHazarika
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are having a weekend break in New Plymouth and this restaurant is recommended by our hotel. We were not disappointed and neither will you be. Food and service was great. Only disappointed that I didn't have room for Indian sweets. Maybe next time.

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1 Thank sally962014
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere awesome service authentic indian cuisine, rated by real indians in new plymouth as the best in town A++

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1 Thank sreed75
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love this place Curry's are really wonderful with special layery Paratha. Excellent service really value for your money.

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2 Thank Amardeep D
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just love their curry. They make it Indian Hot for us. It is very in a nice gravy with the best spices. Their rice and breads are the best.

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2 Thank 123456travel
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had many people stay with us and rave about their Kathakali experience...so we thought we should try it out...wow it is an amazing place..it's not just the food..the fabulous vegetarian options..it's not even the relaxed atmosphere..it's the way they make you feel..like you are the only guests in their restaurant..nothing is too much trouble and the food is... More 

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1 Thank CarolCNP
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is awesome, have this exceptional touch....This a magic place where you travel to another world...Very fresh and every choice is delicious!

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1 Thank robee g
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during our recent trip to New Plymouth based on previous readers reviews. The food was great & service prompt. We were made to feel welcome & had attentive service and not to over the top. Food was plentiful but be wary as mild is still rather hot as I found out. So if you prefer mild dishes ask... More 

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1 Thank goldy319
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very tasty but different that what you can eat in a common Indian restaurant. Lighter, healthier and very authentic. Great service and good wine selection, Restaurant is a great choice for a younger and older generation

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1 Thank Marta E
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manual, Sree and rest of the team are fantastic to ensuring we had great memorable experience, the food was sensational, not too spicy and not too bland, happy medium with different flavours and tastes giving our pallette an unforgettable experience

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 8848
Description
New restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?