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Indian Minar

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300 East Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
+64 3-308 1076
10:00 - 22:30
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chicken in some meals was undercooked not just a little but basically raw. Those meals were also nearly cold, suggesting they were not freshly cooked rather reheated. After saying they would remove the cost of the meals they then tried to charge us for them. A disappointing experience

2 Thank Ljrolli
Ashburton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Was really craving Indian and decided hubby and I would have it as it's been a while since we've had it from here. I must say I was a bit disappointed in the flavour. The punch wasn't there. Not as in spicy because we get mild but just the usual flavour punch was missing. Also the lids on both my... More 

Thank beepea34
West Coast Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

very average food and service, nothing special but at $21 curry price for a lamb rogan josh you won't expect runny gravy and a few pieces of mutton not even lamb. Trying to explain to the manager, who hardly understand English, was a daunting task. Would not recommend to anyone.

1 Thank 99gemma26
Rangiora, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times and always had good experience. But it seems like it has got new Napelese management. The guy on the front counter who claims he is the new owner was wearing a dirty cap and other cloths. Not a nice look. The food was flavourless and over priced. Chicken was chewy. We left... More 

2 Thank rangi430
New Delhi, India
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The luncheon was delicious and the service was great.We had reserved a table for us a day earlier and everything as well sorted prior to our arrival.

Thank LachmiPunjabi
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was staying in Ashburton for two days. Found this restaurant on trip advisor. I ordered one chicken korma and some onion bhajees. The chicken was chewy and gravy too sweet. Onion bhajees were very oily and burnt. The whole night I had light stomach pain. Won't be eating Indian for a while now. The service staff seemed friendly but... More 

2 Thank wagnorneal
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Great service! Despite us keep changing orders, the waitress (im not sure whats her name but she is Nepalese) did not get annoyed or anything and gladly took our orders. Great food here as well, i would recommend their lamb kebabs and curries (butter chicken and mango). If you're dropping by Ashburton, please do drop by here :))

Thank Jeryl J
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Ordered by phone but had to pick up due to not meeting minimum $30 order for delivery. Meal was ready when they said it would be. Very nice mango chicken.

Thank Jackjasa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food and great service, if you like Indian cuisine this is the place to head to while in Ashburton.

Thank gberginnz
Ashburton, New Zealand
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134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Hi, The Indian Minar has new management and a new chef and wow it is good. We have been there three times, since the new chef to make sure it was not a fluke and it is not. Pauneet the new manager is very pleasant Enjoy Frank

Thank FrankandTonia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 East Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-308 1076

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?