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Maharaja Indian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Papanui Rd | 452 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-352 0150
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been in NZ for more than 10days n the best indian food I had so far :) must try if u want indian food in Christchurch

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Napa Valley, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stumbled upon Maharaja by accident one day and now it has become a 'must-visit' whenever we are in Christchurch! Each time we order something new and it is consistently delicious and amazing. Really friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, and overall wonderful restaurant.

Thank Jess B
Heidelberg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I pass by Christchurch I make sure to grab food at Maharaja. Really yummy, friendly staff and fast service. Recommendable as ! ;)

Thank Hektor K
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hospitable enviornment and nice table layout gives a spacious look. Excellent service and tasty food. Ordered seekh kabab, butter chicken, malai kofta, matar paneer and dal makhani with butter nan and laccha paratha. A portion of rice is served complementary with the main course. All dishes were very well prepared and tasty. As good as in any good restaurant back... More 

Thank Raj1322
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The title says it all.. Whatever we ordered (Seekh kebabs, kadhai paneer) - was pretty tasty and upto the mark. In addition, restaurant has a pretty quick service. Our meals were prepared in no time despite it looking quite busy. Definitely visit for getting a flavor of indian food.

Thank Akshat G
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has a onsite parking for a few cars. We are vegetarians and were treated to excellent indian preparations. The downside was that the ambiance was nothing much to talk about. The repeat orders took a lot of time. We could not however find fault with food.

Thank 373anshumana
Albany, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service and delicious, authentic Indian food. The servers kept our water glasses and drinks full and asked us what level of spiciness we desired for our food. Everything was wonderful.

1 Thank AnnieG013
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Indian dining in Christchurch. Was on holiday and went with few friends, all of us had the same opinion that this was one of the finest dining experience we had in NZ. Excellent food and super friendly staff.

1 Thank Harshit A
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was as good as ever but that service still needs a bit of attention. Staff are all very friendly but just believe they need better attention to detail.Just some examples:- cutlery was missing from table, rice ran out and we had to search out a waiter to get it refilled.

2 Thank uncleremus2016
Karlsruhe, Germany
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We went here for dinner late in the evening and perhaps because of that the service was not as prompt as we would like. However, the food was really excellent.

1 Thank NaimDiver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Papanui Rd | 452 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-352 0150

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