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Kathakali

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39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 8848
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12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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New Plymouth
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In a town of curry shops on every corner, this one offers something a bit different and even more delicious Breads are light and fluffy and curry's are tasty

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2 Thank 397allenj
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food, consistently nice. South Indian food which I think is a lot nicer than regular Indian meals, great for Gluten Free and Vegetarian diets, highly recommend, even BYO. 💕

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be put up by the little doorway with just a sign, head upstairs to Kathakali and you'll have a fantastic Indian meal. The food is delicious and good value. Good service too. Highly recommend it.

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1 Thank garryandjanet
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended and it didn't disappoint. From the ambience through to the service through to the actual food - just fantastic. I have no hesitation to recommend this place to curry aficionados.

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2 Thank nzrckstr
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was impeccable and the service was second to none. The staff were attentive and went out of their way to get to know us. I especially enjoyed my experience as I got to know the stories of the staff.

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1 Thank Peter D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a Tikka Masala insight - although there was a butter chicken but why would you? Best curry I have had since being in India. I have lived in the UK for several years and love my indian food - if you like a curry then this is a must visit if you are in New Plymouth

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2 Thank Rod C
Indianapolis
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal at Kathakali - my wife is still talking about the saag gosht (lamb and spinach). The restaurant was unexpectedly busy on a Sunday night but service was prompt and friendly. Based on our experience, Kathakali deserves its good reviews.

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1 Thank RWMIndianapolis
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After searching the good Indian restaurant in town we found great one!we love the best food and friendly service here!highly recommended.

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1 Thank Varghese M
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

On an unexpectedly rainy evening we came across this delightful Indian Restaurant in the centre of New Plymouth, and went upstairs to a very friendly reception and a really lovely authentic meal from Karola ( the region in Southern India from where the name comes ) . The home made rice bread was delicious and the meals both tasty and... More 

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1 Thank neil2015
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Two couples quite experienced with Indian food - we decided to give Kathakali a try for an evening meal instead of the lunches we normally have had there. Quite a step up in the variety of food available, and four very different, all excellent meals delivered. Quite spicy (we like our food much hotter than the average) but not over... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?