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39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 8848
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dosa” (41 reviews)
“curry” (21 reviews)
“butter chicken” (16 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love a great curry and we certainly got great curries at Kathakali. We are visiting New Plymouth but would be regulars at Kathakali if we were locals. Restaurant accessed by flight of stairs.

2  Thank gilbertjanetparker
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Each dish was different and very tasty. 4 of us. We had masala dosa to share at the start then chicken and spinach, whole fish in banana leaf and aubergjne. Served with one plain rice, one coconut rice and one paratha....More

2  Thank KBee82
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This understated hidden restaurant is slightly Faulty Towers in its service and staff but the interesting food is fantastic. Check the bill...we had 2 extra drinks mysteriously added.More

1  Thank Simon D
Sam N, Manager at Kathakali, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Management Oct 12,2017 Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post A review on TripAdvisor . We are pleased to read your positive comment on the quality of food at Kathakali.However we regret for giving you wrong bill as it happened accidently as...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We arrived late in New Plymouth after travelling all day from Haruru. We reached this restaurant there chicken dosa ,curries all beautiful,excellent service.

1  Thank william D
Reviewed 7 October 2017

If you like or want to try South Indian Kerala food then this is the place. They also make some common Indian dish like Butter chicken

2  Thank Abro Z
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious dinner and many vegan options! Wonderful staff that was friendly and helpful. Atmosphere was cozy and inviting.

2  Thank EleaE
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Been there twice, & both times have been impressed by the food. Service is excellent, the people are friendly & helpful. This is a very good restaurant.

2  Thank Ross L
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The dishes at Kathakali are so tasty with just the right level of spiceness. We had takeaway and the friendly staff checked to see if some of the dishes were vegan so I wasn't left to starve. The Cheera Paripu (spinach and lentil Dahl), Kottayam...More

2  Thank Kate H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Back in NP I made my usual pilgrimage to Kathakali when in town on Saturday. The food was superb as usual, the Cabernet Franc [a variety unknown to me] was excellent and the service just as good as ever but, boy, was it cold. For...More

1  Thank Carol O
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Thanks Team. Really enjoyed the Kerala Dishes. Especially the Baked fish... Meen Pollichathu. Enjoyed the meal with the collection of craft beers.

2  Thank Biju S
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12 July 2016|
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Response from Sam N | Property representative |
We do BYO just for wine only.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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