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Maharaja Indian Restaurant

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Papanui Rd | 452 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-352 0150
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious and the service impeccable. Really attentive waiters. My only warnings is that this is authentic Indian and not westernised. So the mild is potentially not as mild as the average kiwi Indian curry.

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Thank Harrison T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and family came to Maharaja for my wedding dinner and it was the best choice I could have made, the staff were really great to deal with and even though we had 36 people the food was timely and hot! I loved the banquet option and would highly recommend it for any group outing to this restaurant, it... More 

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Thank Karin F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service was great. Very reasonably priced. Plenty of space out the back to park. Old house that has been renovated into a restaurant. Interior was very nice and modern.

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Thank Sparkychook
Hamilton
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can highly recommend Maharaja Indian Restaurant in Christchurch. Utterly delicious, served perfectly and in a beautiful setting. Thanks.

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Thank Sharon H
wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked 36 people in for a celebration dinner of our daughters wedding. Daljeet (DJ) handled our booking in such a professional but friendly manner making us feel like a friend as well as a customer. We organised a banquet option, with a large amount of varying entrees to share and everyone got to choose their own curry as... More 

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Thank hotspurman
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took away a lovely Lamb Saag from here the other night and it was great! This is the kind of Indian food I encourage people to eat. The atmosphere inside is incredible; very clean, classy and stylish. Fantastic for a romantic or group night out. Staff was friendly and the overall appeal of the restaurant is very inviting.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at a number of other Indian restaurants in Christchurch, and Maharaja's is definitely the best. The food was very tasty. The "hotness" options matched what we expected and asked for. The entrée, recommended by The Press reviewer (see reviews page on the restaurant's website) was wonderful. We could not have asked for more. Very flavorful and quite... More 

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Thank Michele S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good meal and good value. Great entre and very tasty lamb saag. Will return Best naan bread in CHCH

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Thank bjklwalker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having eaten butter chicken on numerous occasions in the past we both agree that the Maharaja Butter Chicken is the best we've had period! Service excellent, meals served promptly and happily. Highly recommend and will return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, very friendly service and nice atmosphere so we always make time for a meal here when visiting family in Christchurch from our home in Melbourne. Try the goat - very good. Sally & Kevin

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Thank Kevin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?