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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, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

An interesting menu with plenty of authentic speciality dishes, not the average Indian Menu but an exceptional one. All meals are generous and are served by attentive and experienced waiters who will add variety if you request something done a little differently. I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to all except those who can't climb the 25 stairs... More 

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1 Thank fearghuis
New Plymouth
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

First time we have been to Kathakali. We were put off South Indian food after to going to Radio Malabar but this is a different class . Everything was delicious, especially the Lamb Pepper Masala and Chicken Biriyani, big portions,didn't feel rushed and the service was excellent . Thank you

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1 Thank Anarusbird
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I have dined in many Indian restaurants in Melbourne. Kathakali, in my opinion, is one of the best Indian restaurants I have tried. All dishes we had were full of the flavours of Indian spices. Dosas are their speciality - and they did them incredibly well. Being BYO wine, makes this place, terrific value. The service was friendly and helpful.... More 

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Waikato
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193 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had 2 vegetarian takeaways, and were pleased to note that the menu wasn't your typical Indian NZ food. The spices and dishes were different (Southern Indian) and we enjoyed a spicy aubergine curry and a paneer. The pakoras however, weren't great.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Best/most authentic indian food in town by far.Cooked fresh with really good vegetarian and gluten free options.Not very attractive from the pavement but nice atmosphere upstairs with friendly staff,bit old fashioned decor but seems like they concentrate on the food.Pleasant surprise for 1st visit and very much looking foward to going again soon-things on the menu to try that I've... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great South Indian food, excellent service, and probably the best paratha I've ever had - well worth a visit. This place does everything right

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1 Thank Katy M
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We love this place, understated with a simple menu and fantastic service. This is not where you go if you are wanting a NZ style butter chicken. This is delish southern style Indian food. The Dosa's are huge and tasty! It's casual, well priced and yummo, plenty of non-hot/spicy dishes for kids too.

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1 Thank mrswillies
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Mouth watering food from this restaurant make me love to this place. Really rich spices and masala. Fish preparation in banana leaves really great .There service is amiable and too fast we got our food with in 20 min.

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1 Thank john j
New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This restaurant is awesome.Fabulous food we tried masala dosa and mango lassi,Dosas were excellent.Size of dosa was huge and good service too.Portion size of food is great.We will come back again.

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1 Thank sebastian A
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My self with family came to this restaurant for dinner on Friday.The restaurant was full busy but we will not feel that much busy when were seated by the staff on the table.Got a best service from this restaurant my wife was a non alcoholic but our waiter offer her Mango lassi that was amazing,We ordered Dosa with chicken filling... 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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?