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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%
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“curry” (29 reviews)
“gosht” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Papanui Rd | 452 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this restaurant several times and never disappointed. Lovely food and accommodating for the the set menus, mixing a vegetarian and meat dishes to suit. Well done

1  Thank Herbie15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit and it didn't disappoint. Lovely atmosphere, attentive wait staff and best of all stunning food that is very good value. Will be a regular.

1  Thank greenfamily12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came last Sunday with my partner. The restaurant is romantic and calm. We ordered a dhal chah and butter masala chicken. It was excellent. I am used to spicy authentic Indian and it has amazing flavours. Great service and spicy pickles! I cook a...More

1  Thank sunshine23099
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is just superb, the wee side dish platter is just awesome as a starter just get some extra popodums to use all those tasty sauces and kachumber salad. Three main dishes did us for dinner and lunch the next day. I have...More

1  Thank AndrewNZ76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. The ambiance was fantastic, service very good and the food excellent. Would highly recommend the prawn pokora for an entree and of course the kingfisher beer on tap.

1  Thank Lisa255118
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I went to Maharaja with my parents, the food tastes amazing and is served in these little lanterns things, beautiful touch. Probably the best garlic Nann, Mango lassi, and gulab jamun I've ever had. I've eaten a lot of those three things. The service was...More

1  Thank Chiara L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

What a wonderful gem of a restaurant; delicious dishes, excellent service and lovely ambience. Shared two fabulous meals with family and friends whilst visiting from the UK. Excellent in every way-will be back on my next visit! Many thanks

1  Thank anne g b
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visit here a lot either as dine in or takeaway, (we travel 21kms to get a takeaway from here) Definitely the best Indian food in Christchurch. Service and Staff good.

3  Thank MB16216
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A visit with friends and we had the plater, chose the dishes we wanted and at 40 dollars a person, great value. More than enough for 4 people, the food was beautiful, great flavours, nan breads just great. Good selection of wine and beers, if...More

3  Thank David Q
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We went to the restaurant to order takeaways on a friend's recommendation. The server was very pleasant and helpful. The order we made was going to take 15-20 minutes but we were offered a seat and served water to drink while we waited. The food...More

3  Thank Janelle M
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Sumaiyah D
Is this restaurant halal?
10 January 2017|
Response from Rewi B | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Check their website.
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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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
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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