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South Of India

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$$ - $$$
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217 Marine Parade, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
+64 3-388 0898
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We go to this Indian regular as are new Brighton residents, I get the chicken jalfrazi and it's fantastic! We walk down the beach at sunset and have an awesome Indian meal and then walk home. You just can't beat it.

Thank Paradiseash
Manchester, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is very authentic and delicious. Service is good. The only thing that lets the restaurant down is lack of tablecloths etc. To give it a more upmarket look and some ambience. Great naan bread.

Thank Jancrow4
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a great spot for dinner at Brighton Beach. The portions were generous and the food very tasty. Great vegetarian options.

Thank SJVBeijing
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The restaurant was clean and the food was good but under-spiced. We had seasonal vegetable and lamb korma. Both were flavorful and good portions in a creamy sauce. There was a dozen nan choices and the sesame was excellent. We ordered medium spice but found it too mild for our taste. The restaurant was convenient for us with access to... More 

Thank partrca
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We'd come for evening snacks to this place. Honestly, it wasn't really Indian food, which we realized upon asking the waiter there - because NZ is south of India, the restaurant was referred to, accordingly. All in all, nothing great on the food or the service!

Thank Arjun2901
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Good service and with a wide range of different Indian dishes. I went here with our family, the waiter was very polite, we had a nice table by the window. We all ordered different dishes. The food all arrived at the same time. The food was excellent with portion sizes that left us all full. I would go here again.

Thank Mark H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended after struggling to find good Indian food in Christchurch. Starters are a decent, tasty size and sharing 3 between 4 was spot on. The curries were all very tasty and we were asked how hot we'd like them, medium was too hot for me but still very tasty. Good sized naan breads and easily enough rice to share. Nice... More 

Thank Lee_A_B_1976
Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

While the ambience of the restaurant may not be incredible, the food always has been very good. I've had dozens of curries from soi over the years and they are usually very fresh and a step above other more numerous Indian chain restaurants that have started to appear everywhere. The staff are usually very attentive and although they are a... More 

Thank Matthew E
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is on the sea front at New Brighton. It is a modern restaurant with an extensive menus.. The food was very nice - large portions. They asked how hot we wanted the dishes which was nice as we do not like too hot.

Thank lyndac00per
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142 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Ate here after hanging out on the New Brighton pier. Food was terrific - large servings so great value for money. Service was very prompt, attentive and very friendly. Mango lassie - also great!! Happy to recommend for everyone.

Thank Mandy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Marine Parade, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-388 0898

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