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Spice 'n' Life

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77 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 7630, New Zealand
+64 3-327 4139
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Our favourite Indian local, the food is always excellent (we especially love the mango chicken and mango lassi's) and the service is just brilliant. Highly recommend.

Thank Marie
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We have had numerous takeaways here, from Mango Chicken, Butter Chicken, and lamb dishes. We have never been disappointed. Good value for money.

Thank Lynne B
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Fabulous food every time, I can recommend the Chicken Korma and the Samosa Chaats are addictive:) The sauces are just beautiful and the restaurant is well set out too:)

Thank Cheryl Burton
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Come here every Friday for takeaways. Sometimes diners in. Excellent food, helpful staff and great price. Try the Samosa Chaat, only discovered this last week. Beautiful. Love the medium Butter Chicken and Garlic Naan, both are the best in Kaiapoi or Rangiora.

Thank Duncan W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Always love the friendly service from Raj and the team:) awesome as takeaways or sit in:) small, cozy restaurant but not open Monday's so need to remember that:)

Thank katiemac79
Brisbane, Australia
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198 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

While spending time in Kaiapoi, (just outside Christchurch, New Zealand), I went with my family to the Spice 'n Life Indian restaurant, for a dinner. I am not a lover of Indian food as a rule, but the food at this establishment has changed my opinion! All 6 of us ordered a different dish, accompanied by some side dishes, and... More 

Thank ShirleydK39
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

We regularly eat here, if busy we grab a takeaway. Always have the Prawns Fry! Everything is always excellent: Family favourites: Vegetable Jalpuri Chicken Biryani Saag dishes and the naans are always good.

1 Thank pdm57
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

No no no. This is poor quality Indian food. Very average service presenting very poor quality food. Way too much sauce covering very little in the way of meat. Which was of low quality and under spiced. Tomatoes are important in Indian food but tomatoes just dominated the flavours here. Dissapointing and I won't be back.

Thank stuzor
Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

We get takeaways from here often and especially love their butter chicken, naan breads and mango lassi.

Thank jud007
Baldivis, Australia
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and a coffee. Best coffee I have had so far on my visit to Christchurch. Staff were friendly and engaging.

Thank Breht

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 7630, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaiapoi
  • Phone Number: +64 3-327 4139

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