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Indian Sumner

11a Wakefield ave, New Zealand
+64 3-326 4777
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“curries” (11 reviews)
“naan” (4 reviews)
“mixed platter” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11a Wakefield ave, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We just happened to wander into this restaurant for lunch, It is conveniently located about a 5 minute walk from the bus interchange station in Christchurch. Since it was lunch time, they handed us a lunch menu. It included a good list of mains, and...More

Thank John Traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in off the street and received a friendly welcome and fast service, Food was delicious (3 different curries) and mango lassi plus garlic nan bread. Couldn't fault the meal or the service, I had the lamb poscht and it was beyond compare, the lamb...More

Thank Mike C
Vanta P, Owner at Indian Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mike, Thank you. We appreciate your comments and will pass it on to my chefs and staff. Comments like yours strives us to do even better and gives us satisfaction knowing we are the best Indian food in town.🙏🏾

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First curry out in New Zealand and well worth the visit. Very tasty meat and veggie main courses, all prepared fresh and to our tastes. Reasonably priced and decent portions too. Couldn't believe they also made the gulab jamuns themselves - very light and a...More

Thank 721ejk57
Vanta P, Owner at Indian Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We always appreciate customers like yourself. We opt for fresh ingredients cooked only when the order comes through to the kitchen. Each chef are skilled in their cooking skills and their ability to make delicious food in...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

We had a nice dinner with 3 curries which were really good. Really glad we came and my family and I are overall really satisfied with the experience!

Thank angela_yw27
Vanta P, Owner at Indian Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi Angela, Thank you and glad you enjoyed the 3 curries. Do come back again and try some of our appetisers. Happy New Year. VANTA

Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Upon requesting the house signature dish, I was advised to order the richly spiced lamb, a dish which proved to be extraordinarily saving and flavourful. The hosts were outgoing and warm, and even offered to show me around their kitchen after I expressed interest! Who...More

1  Thank Brendan E
Vanta P, Owner at Indian Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you Brendan. I Always feel grateful when we get such great comments and that my staff were helpful. Please come back and try our other curries on the menus. Merry Christmas 🎄 VANTA

Reviewed 20 December 2017

As long term Sumner locals we’ve eaten at Indian Sumner many times over the years. We have never been disappointed but only tried the Lamb Bhuna for the first time last week and enjoyed it so much I wanted to post this review. The service...More

1  Thank ElizabethWellington
Vanta P, Owner at Indian Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I will tell my chefs and they will be happy you enjoyed the lamb bhuna and naan bread. We have excellent experienced chefs and we are grateful to them and our front house staff and manager. VANTA

Reviewed 15 December 2017

Enjoyed very good value lunch time meal which included a choice of nan breads and a main course curry chosen from a large selection of curries on the menu. Very friendly service and excellent value at $15 per person

1  Thank Anonymous1and2
Vanta P, Owner at Indian Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you so much. It's always a pleasure to hear good comments.

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We were there twice and food was delicious. Staff was very friendly specially manager Gurnam Singh. He helps us with choices.Thanks to him.

Thank Tomas D
Vanta P, Owner at Indian Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you so much. Gurnam is very efficient and a positive man. We are so happy to have him as our manager.

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Eat here most weeks We enjoy the high level of service from all the staff The food is tasty and generous and if you like it hot ask them to prepare it that way for you Reasonable prices for a good Indian

Thank fabtobe50
Vanta P, Owner at Indian Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. We are always there to make it simple and tasty with fresh ingredients. Namaste.

Reviewed 23 November 2017

We have been going here for many years now, either to dine there or to take out and not once have we been disappointed. We went last week with guests from the Netherlands and they were thrilled with the choice of food, the taste as...More

Thank Gerda P
Vanta P, Owner at Indian Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Namaste 🙏🏾 Thank you so much for your comment .. "one of the best Indian restaurant in town". Am so happy and will let my staff and chefs know this as they work hard. I'm glad you brought your friends from the Netherlands. God bless.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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