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“You MUST dine here!”
Review of Kathakali

Kathakali
Ranked #6 of 164 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: New restaurant
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“You MUST dine here!”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We, too, were drawn to the Kathakali restaurant by Trip Advisor reviews, and we loved it. Yes, share the masala dosa as an entree, it's divine. Gorgeous mains - the ingredients are so fresh and beautifully prepared. Friendly service, fantastic welcome and menu recommendations - we had such a lovely time, and the most delicious South Indian meal - wow. New Plymouth locals - what a treasure of a restaurant you have in your midst. Visit for a meal without delay! We congratulate the young men who have started this venture - perfect!

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Taranaki
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132 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Brilliant south indian food. nice surroundings.”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The service was very good. The pancake sort of dish, delicious! Its easy to find on the main street.

Visited April 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent southern Indian cuisine”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Having lived in East Malaysia for some time, this is similar Indian cuisine as we enjoyed there. It is so yummy and Kathakali provide excellent food, great service and good prices. If in doubt ask the waiter, they are so helpful and will not order for you more than you need.

  • Visited April 2014
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Hawera, New Zealand
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Keep coming back”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Had another visit to this restaurant and was once again pleased to report that the food and service are still at a very high standard. Surprisingly it was not very busy when we were there so we got very personal attention. Decided to try a few new items on the menu and were pleasantly surprised. The doughnut starters were a pleasant surprise. Will definitely be visiting here again

  • Visited April 2014
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NZ
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100 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“The best in many a long year..”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were introduced to this restaurant some months back and come back every time we visit New Plymouth.
The prices are extremely reasonable, the service is informed, considerate and charming and the food is out of this world.
If you want the usual menu that you could find anywhere else you will be disappointed; this place is imaginative and specialised. Try the dhosa, try the paratha and anything on the menu - it's all astonishing.
New Plymouth people have yet to patronise it to the degree it deserves so you can still just turn up, but go now.

  • Visited April 2014
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