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Indian Sumner

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11a Wakefield ave, New Zealand
+64 3-326 4777
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been three times now and everyone time it just gets better. The lamb rogan josh is perfect. The Naan is big and incredible. The location and atmosphere in there is just perfect. The service is really good and the people working there are really nice and good. 10/10

1 Thank Luca M
Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent and authentic Indian food at a reasonable price. Very quiet on a Sunday night but can't fault the food or service. Also enjoyed the Bollywood and Indian techno music. A great end to a significant birthday. Highly recommended if you like your Indian food.

1 Thank Greg S
Hamilton, New Zealand
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lovely restaurant has apparently just started doing lunches - a $15 curry, rice and naan special. Works fire us! Fantastic fresh flavours and cooking. Hard to believe the word isn't out yet and that we had the place to ourselves (apart from the occasional takeaway order). Delightfully smooth saag with a lovely aftertaste (I ordered hot); and garlic naan... More 

1 Thank Gavin6114
Sofia, Bulgaria
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166 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I had my modest birthday dinner with friends and loved it. Took few dishes to try and it worth it. Good atmosphere and tasty dishes.

Thank Ogy_Kovachev
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

we dined at CBD location.Food was excellent.Service could not be faulted.Very pleasant staff.A plus for us was location, around the corner from hotel. (Breakfree on Cashel & Quest)

Thank merv_muller
Christchurch, New Zealand
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We dined in the Central City Restaurant, (CBD) they also have a Restaurant in Sumner. This new establishment has a very nice décor, it is spacious and could cope with large numbers if you are a group. We had the Garlic Naan and the Fish Tikka to start, this was a good choice. The flavours were great, this was followed... More 

1 Thank philippagoile
Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Indian Sumner has two locations. We ate at the one on Manchester Avenue in Christchurch. The food was excellent. The vegetable samosas were good size and flavorful. Our "mains" as they call what we Americans call entrees were good size portions, and excellent. We had lamb bhuna and chicken jalffrezie, medium spiced (at our request). Both were complex in flavor,... More 

Thank lizar0
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is great Indian eating .Large restaurant but still cosy The owners have built this business up over many years and its all because of the great food and service. I am not a great one for Indian but I always find something I like here and the Family really enjoys the Meals.

Thank Gary W
Hobart, Australia
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for the $15 lunch special (1130-2pm) and was very happy. Great Dal Makhani (ordered "kiwi hot" rather than "Indian hot") with rice and garlic naan, polished off with a mango lassi! Superb food, service, atmosphere, and value.

Thank Will J
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I arrived in Christchurch late in the evening for a one night stay. Tired from traveling, we spotted Indian Sumner CBD next to our hotel. We decided to try it, and are so happy we did. This restaurant is a must! The food was authentic and extremely flavorful. We each had a different dish, and I am... More 

Thank Suerok

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11a Wakefield ave, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region
  • Phone Number: +64 3-326 4777

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