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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 good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (31 reviews)
“butter chicken” (21 reviews)
“samosas” (8 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Papanui Rd | 452 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

best butter chicken outside of the mother land ....been years since iv had it and cant and wont find the same anywhere else ...craving so bad need me some butter chicken now ........so far 😭 in syd atm ...one day ill be back ... .

Thank Cristian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a great evening here with family and friends while on vacation in New Zealand. The food was good and flavoursome and the service excellent. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Duncan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good Indian food. We were a party of 9 and the service was exceptional. The food was flavorful and served to order. The staff were extremely accommodating and even gave a dessert to the only...More

1  Thank Shirani B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu with plenty of choices, staff were attentive despite the restaurant being very, very busy. Starters were OK, though the main courses were better. We had the mixed starter which was three different Indian starters on a plate, this is our normal choice when...More

1  Thank Hilz_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely night out for my nephew from Perth's 21st birthday. From the entrees to the mains we were all delighted and effusive in the praise for the amazing and tasty food available. We chose the platters as entrèes which was an excellent choice to start....More

1  Thank oldmanonthepoint
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome family meal for a birthday with our 2 kids. Excellent curries and awesome service. Definitely the best Indian restaurant we have been to for a long time. We will be back!!

1  Thank A1361BZmattg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, food and drinks. The staff were attentive but not overbearing and the meals were quick and generous. Very reasonably priced - easily the best Indian restaurant in Christchurch :)

1  Thank Maddie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. Been here a couple of times now. Great food. Great service. Reasonably priced. Great environment. Everyone should try..

2  Thank Hamilton H
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Really nice food recommend to go once and try the food moreover staff is also really good smile on the face.

2  Thank Simranjeet S
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This restaurant provides top quality curries on every occasion without fail. Everyone I've taken here reaches the same conclusion and wants to come back. Their service is fantastic - friendly, efficient and attentive but never in your way. To top it off they have beer...More

2  Thank Pearsy5
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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