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Maharaja Indian Restaurant

Papanui Rd | 452 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-352 0150
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“butter chicken” (20 reviews)
“curry” (28 reviews)
“samosas” (7 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Papanui Rd | 452 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a total suprise for me. It had amazing variety and had very tasty food. I went with my family and enjoyed every bit of it. Getting such authentic Indian food in the middle of new Zealand is something unexpected. I had my...More

Thank Gautam G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good attentive staff.food was delicious. Price average for type of restaurant. Easy to find.plenty of parking. Great night out

Thank Genevieve S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super fast service! Water and drinks were offered immediately, entree and mains came out really quick even though they did look relatively busy. Their staff were really friendly and made sure you were taken care of. Great Indian food, and super decent pricing! $17.50 for...More

Thank makaelaw2017
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Service is great, staff sre very friendly! Husband and I come here alot and are always remembered by the staff, even remembering our orders each time! Food is just as good!

Thank rleigh2016
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We have travelled a lot and lived in several locations, and have enjoyed a superb Indian restaurant in.....Lagos, Nigeria. It was our mission to find a good Indian restaurant in Christchurch. Our previous experience had been spoiled by dishes that were swilling in oil and...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 dined here during our holiday. Premises is a old house which was well decked out leaving plenty of space and privacy. Staff were very helpful. We initially enquired about their $40 pp banquet which sounded like value for money if you...More

1  Thank Andrew Q
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Dined here with the family just recently and couldn’t fault it. The service was great, from the warm welcoming we received through to the table service. A fantastic variety of Indian cuisine to choose from. I have been to a few Indian restaurants around the...More

1  Thank taksiphone1
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great end to our trip on the South Island. We shared a mixed plate to start with veggie samosas (which were amazing and fresh), and a variety of small meat dishes. For the main we shared the Lamb Bhuna (asked for it "kiwi hot" was...More

3  Thank James W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We went to Maharaja after it was recommended by family. Indian is our favourite cuisine and the restaurant certainly lived up to its reputation. Great service, easygoing environment and above all brilliant food. Everything was delicious, but some dishes were exceptional. We will be back.

2  Thank giffboot
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant based in a cute, old style, house. The service was a little slow and inattentive but the food was incredibly tasty and well presented!

2  Thank Tori S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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