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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Thank Varghese M
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Thank neil2015
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Thank Jon S
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our meal at Kathakali. My husband, son and I all had a starter, main and dessert and all of the courses were really tasty and delicious. Flavours were just right! Will recommend to friends.

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Thank JKobza2015
San Francisco, CA
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This seems to be a general issue in New Plymouth: service (for us and for diners we observed while waiting 30 min for takeout) was *very* slow. I called, placed a takeout order, they said 30 minutes, we show up 40 minutes later and food is not ready until an hour plus after the original call. The food was fine.... More 

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Thank elena9687
Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to a South Indian restaurant one other time in my life in England and this brought back great memories. A bit spicier than your other run of the mill Indian restaurants, but the flavors truly come out. My girlfriend and I stopped in for dinner; I ordered the Chicken Mappas and it was incredible. My girlfriend took... More 

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1 Thank Jarett C
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good choice of menu, excellent flavours. Heat possibly on mild side. Suggested Indian music to add to ambiance, apparently it is coming with renovations. Recommend booking ahead as popular.

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1 Thank Grant G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Totally loved it... it's so authentic, I mean the real taste of south India totally loved it and found myself going there everyday just to try as many dishes as possible and none of them disappointed me... actually left me wanting more

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1 Thank Persis Priya H
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kathakali is a place where you can enjoy authentic South Indian food for a good, reasonable price. The spices are just right and make you want to lick your fingers once you are done eating. I absolutely love the Chicken Chettinad. The chicken is soft, cooked to perfection and is only $12 in the lunch menu. The service is good... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everytime we visit New Plymouth, we make sure we spend one night at Kathakali. Food is fantastic with a great variety of curries. For the latest visit, we were there with a group of 14 people, we pre-booked and asked to just have some entrees and their most popular mains so we can all try some. Soooo good. Everyone (most... 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?