Cuisine: Indian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Mumbaiwala brings India’s famous street food into a funky and vibrant restaurant on Hereford Street.

In the city of Mumbai, people gather at roadside vendor stalls to eat and share snacks in the evening. Discover this rich culture of distinctive flavours and mouth-watering cuisine; the walas bring you delicious food and drink just as if you were on the streets of Mumbai.

Share murgh makhani, coconut prawns and vegetable manchurian – the perfect fusion of Indo-Chinese flavours. There’s a range of dishes here to appease all appetites, but the adventurous will be rewarded. Discover fiery vindaloo wings, squid bhajee and carrot halwa pudding.

Ideal for group dining, you’ll love this authentic and colourful introduction to real Indian street food.

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Mumbaiwala
BNZ Centre, 120 Hereford Street
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Lunch
Mon - Fri 12pm - 2pm

Dinner
Everyday 5pm - 10pm

Phone: 03 943 9536
Website: mumbaiwala.co.nz

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Mumbaiwala
Cuisine: Indian
Mains: $15 - $30
Accepts:   Mumbaiwala accepts American Express

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Superb meal. Very tasty Indian street food. Service was great and timely. Loved the authentic decor and atmosphere. The visit to the loo was a surprise!
Chris

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Samantha Nelson

I've been looking for more cultured unique dining experiences and this fit the bill perfectly! The atmosphere here was amazing and our waiter was lovely and very welcoming. They seriously thought of everything. All the small touches in decor just created such an amazing experience for my daughter and I. Would definitely recommend and definitely coming back here again! Thank you. Oh and the Dahi Puri was our favorite!

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Just fantastic service and food was excellent one of the best Indians I've ever had, absolutely 10/10 a credit to all the staff.

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Jodi White

Super authentic food, the curries were unlike anything else I’ve had in Christchurch. Waitstaff were happy to tell us about the food and its origins. We had a really great time!

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Amazing food and service from the team at Mubaiwala. After a recent trip to India we wanted to reminisce about the amazing food we had there and this was very authentic.

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Willem Kortekaas

Mumbaiwala is our go to Indian restaurant in Christchurch. It never fails to deliver consistent quality food. Each time we come, we try another item from their street food menu section. This time we tried the Vindaloo chicken wings. Sometimes Vindaloo is just hot for the sake of it. However, theirs is just delicious. Yes, it is hot. But, the flavour doesn't get lost in the heat, it is still enjoyable. Well done chefs!

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Located in 300m walking distance from Christchurch cathedral, Mumbaiwala offers tasty Indian food. The portions are quite big, offering a decent value for money, even without the First Table discount. As a starter I tried Dabeli, a sort of slider, as a main I chose Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken). Both were really good, especially the main dish. The service was really fast and attentive, the host seemed genuinely happy about us being there. Can highly recommend visiting the restaurant, we'll definitely go there again.

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Arrived slightly early - welcome into the restuarant was genuinely warm and friendly. As this was our first First Table, we had a few questions - all answered professionally and courteously. Service was prompt, waiting time minimal, food portions very generous, and extremely tasty!
Loos are an experience! Well done.
Highly recommend the Mumbaiwala. We'll be back.
First Table is excellent timing for a pre-theatre/concert dinner.

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Kaydi Ní Cumertúin

Myself and two of my girlfriends grabbed first table at Mumbaiwala. The food was amazing, portions were really generous and the so well flavoured. The service was awesome and the wait staff were really lovely, patient and helpful. One of us is vegan and the wait staff were really knowledgeable and accommodating. Couldn't recommend enough.

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Alex Nicholls

Incredibly delicious food, brilliant service and a super cool atmosphere. Their version of butter chicken is to DIE for. They even threw in a free dessert. Could not recommend highly enough :)

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My friend and I are both 'foodies', and were super impressed with the 'twist' to each of the dishes we ordered. We are still pondering on certain flavours, but can't quite get what they are. Everything succulent and super thank you.

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Tim Connolly

What fantastic service! Our waiter was friendly, efficient & helpful - the food was delicious, great balance of flavours with just the right level of spice for us and perfect portion sizes. Lots more to try on the menu so can't wait to go back!

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Jane Nuttridge

Mumbaiwala was great!! The service was excellent, attentive but not over the top and professional. The food options were so exciting and we loved the corn and broccoli to start followed by a curry and a naan with onion and coriander. Such great flavour combinations. Yummy cocktails too! Thanks guys - a unique taste experience.

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Great food and excellent service. We ordered 2x entrees, a curry and a side. Perfect amount ignored food for 2 people. Our waiter was the one of the best I have come across. Highly recommend

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What a great place to dine. Ambience and aromas fantastic. We were all ready for a great Authentic Indian meal. Mumbaiwala didn't disappoint. All guests chose 3 dishes each to share. Fantastic food and great service. Best Indian food ever. We'll be back

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A wonderful evening with very attentive, yet not intrusive, staff and a relaxing atmosphere filled with music of just the right volume, so as to be able to talk with my company without having to raise our voices. The meals (I would recommend the Sali Boti for those who enjoy lamb) were full with flavour and large in portion. My partner particularly enjoyed the Makhani Broccoli entrée. Thanks to the staff for the fantastic meals and service. We will definitely be returning soon

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Our first time here at Mumbaiwala and we will definitely be back. We decided to try lots of the smaller dishes to make the most of such a varied menu. All the dishes were amazingly flavoursome; some standouts were the cauliflower Manchurian, the Mumbai chicken, the lamb chops. We also got a curry - Murgh Makhani (butter chicken) - with some garlic naan. This was beautifully rich and aromatic and was a hit with the whole family. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We'll definitely be back to try out some new dishes and to revisit some of those favorites.

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Alice Baillie

What an awesome evening. The restaurant had a great vibe and the meal was so delicious. Everything was light and packed with flavour, we couldn’t decide what our favourite dish was - the paneer skewer from the tandoor, the puri puffs, the butter chicken (of which we could have drunk the sauce as a smoothie it was so good). Till next time Mumbaiwala... save us a seat!

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Mere Temoana

Absolutely delicious. The spices are such a compliment to every dish, even when you walk in the smell is unique. The Indian drinks such as the falooda was like having dessert as an entree. Can’t wait to go back and try more.

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Without a doubt the best Indian food I have ever eaten. The service is so incredibly on point and friendly - I cannot rate this restaurant highly enough! ****** (6 stars out of 5).

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mike connolly

One word A-MAZ-ING
The food at this restaurant is spectacular. There was so much to choose from we decided to go for 5 of the smaller dishes. Everyone of them were epic. The surroundings were done to a very high standard which added the the entire experience. From start to finish nothing could be faulted.

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Sarah Ioannou

What a great experience! Mumbaiwala is in a great location, perfectly decorated for an authentic and stylish dining experience. They catered for both our children and us alike, high chairs are readily available and they advised us what the children would like from the menu. We will definitely be back!

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Angela Martin

Our first time at Mumbaiwala restuarant... awesome place very different surroundings, even impressed with the toilets lol....
great service & this is a must experience for anyone loves curry..
I would go as far as to say thee best curry I've tasted in New Zealand and I've eaten a lot ;-)
I will be recommending you to all my friends & family & I will definitely come again soon

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Unicia Veer

Lovely meal and great atmosphere. We ordered dahi puri, lamb kofta and coconut prawns to start ~ all delicious, but beware, those kofta are spicy! For our mains we chose the paneer karahi and lamb dhansk, with naan and boondi raita ~ the perfect amount for the four of us, with nothing left over to take home! We had just enough room for dessert to share some chocolate naan (yum!) and cardamom and pistachio kulfi (double yum!). The menu isn't large at Mumbaiwala, so was missing my usual favourite mains, but the dishes we ordered were tasty! We decided our favourite dishes of the night were the puri, kofta, raita and kulfi!

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Absolutely superb. Not the usual offerings and we appreciated the authenticity. We thought the portions were generous and the presentation of the food elegant. The atmosphere was buzzing, warm and welcoming. We will definitely be back!

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Tonia Clarke

What a lovely early dinner with my husband and daughter. A cold evening and we arrived to a warm friendly atmosphere. We sat up at one of the high tables where the Wonderful staff gave us very attentive service and delicious food. I can highly recommend Mumbaiwala and the first table experience.

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Stefanie Yee

We had such a nice dinner at Mumbaiwala! The service was wonderful, our food arrived and it was delicious. We loved the vegetarian options and appreciated that many of the meals were GF and DF. Also would recommend the chicken wings - were spicy and tasty!

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Richard Stewart

Well, what a great, first time experience for the four of us at Mumbaiwalla. Our waitress explained things really well, made excellent suggestions - which we followed - and thought that we'd done absolutely the right thing. The food came very quickly, was interestingly different from the usual Indian food offerings, and absolutely delicious. The Chana Dal Chaat and Sev Puri stood out and finishing with the Orange and Ginger Shrikhand was divine. Will definitely be back. Oh, and don't leave before a visit to the loos - an (almost) authentic experience!

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We had fabulous experience at Mumbaiwala! The service was swift and pleasant. The staff answered questions that made the delicious food even more enjoyable because we gained insight into what were eating. We loved the chana dal chaat, three other tasty treats and finished with the orange yoghurt with figs. We'll return to Mumbaiwala soon! And, don't forget to visit the unique loo, too!

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Jen Kenix

Our senses were engaged the moment we stepped into Mumbaiwala. Sight, smell, sounds, and....taste. The wonderful host explained the menu with a magic smile and courteous flair. We were hooked before we even tried the food. Everything came efficiently and with care. The food was divine. The broccoli in coconut sauce has already become a favourite. And the other creative takes on curry and baos were delicious. And chocolate naan? Ooo la la. Having been to the real Mumbai, this was a real treat in the comfort of Christchurch. We will definitely go back. Tomorrow?

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Kerry Absolum

We were welcomed the minute we walked through the door. The food was amazing and authentic and the staff were attentive and helpful. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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We had a great time, the food was amazing! Everything on point! The waiter was very knowledgeable and informative, so we were glad to be there early, when it was still quiet and he could really take his time at our table. Will definitely be back!

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It was my third time dining at Mumbaiwala last night and it was just as good as ever. The food is always consistently delicious, no matter what is ordered, and the service is great. The cauliflower Manchurian is a must try, as is the mango and coconut lassi. So good!

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Rupert Jackman

Great service, great food

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Siobhan O'Brien

Loved the design and decoration of the restaurant, very friendly and attentive wait staff, and very authentic Indian cuisine with an extra flair.

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There was a miscommunication over one of our meals, however it was sorted out in the end. The service was great and prompt and the wait staff were very friendly. The Bombay potato was a little disappointing however the rest of the meal was great! I would recommend the Dabeli dish and we will definitely return and would even pay full price as there's more dishes we want to try!

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Superb meal. Very tasty Indian street food. Service was great and timely. Loved the authentic decor and atmosphere. The visit to the loo was a surprise!
Chris

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Wonderful food and great service. Not our first visit and certainly not our last. Totally recommend the cinnamon cocktail as a winter drink!

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Mitchell Pawson

Ideal Indian cuisine. Very flavorful. Quick service. If you are in the city then it is easy to find and has a good atmosphere.

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Great place with great food, it was good to try something different than the normal India curry.

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Samantha Nelson

I've been looking for more cultured unique dining experiences and this fit the bill perfectly! The atmosphere here was amazing and our waiter was lovely and very welcoming. They seriously thought of everything. All the small touches in decor just created such an amazing experience for my daughter and I. Would definitely recommend and definitely coming back here again! Thank you. Oh and the Dahi Puri was our favorite!

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Just fantastic service and food was excellent one of the best Indians I've ever had, absolutely 10/10 a credit to all the staff.

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Edward Jackman

Excellent food and service, will certainly be back for more!

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Jodi White

Super authentic food, the curries were unlike anything else I’ve had in Christchurch. Waitstaff were happy to tell us about the food and its origins. We had a really great time!

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Amazing food with incredible flavours, excellent service. Mumbaiwala is definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Christchurch :)

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Mensel Rudoff

We were a group of four, had dinner at Mumbaiwala for the fourth time. The food was delicious and flavourful as always, very authentic tasting, generous portions, well presented and served by well trained, courteous and friendly staff. Vivek deserves our compliment for being such a friendly service person. We will definitely come again, Well done team!

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Amazing food and service from the team at Mubaiwala. After a recent trip to India we wanted to reminisce about the amazing food we had there and this was very authentic.

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Dea Majstorović

The best Indian restaurant, and most interesting menu options, in town.

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Good food but a bit too spicy

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Anne Gamble

We went there for dinner only a few weeks prior and absolutely loved it, so thought we'd book the first table for my birthday so that we could just stuff ourselves silly and try a whole bunch of stuff. The food was amazing, and the staff are always friendly and polite. Definitely my new favourite Indian restaurant!

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Very enjoyable. Great food and service

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Genevieve Healy

Delicious food! Such friendly service! Big portions, was truly delicious will definitely be back to try more of the menu!

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Andrew Holt

From the moment you walk in the doors you feel like your in another place. Great experience and food was exceptional. Will definitely be back.

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Great 10 / 10 would dine again

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Amanda Sevier

Lovely family meal. Biryani a bit spicy for our 13yr old. Mumbai chicken excellent.

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Willem Kortekaas

Mumbaiwala is our go to Indian restaurant in Christchurch. It never fails to deliver consistent quality food. Each time we come, we try another item from their street food menu section. This time we tried the Vindaloo chicken wings. Sometimes Vindaloo is just hot for the sake of it. However, theirs is just delicious. Yes, it is hot. But, the flavour doesn't get lost in the heat, it is still enjoyable. Well done chefs!

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Located in 300m walking distance from Christchurch cathedral, Mumbaiwala offers tasty Indian food. The portions are quite big, offering a decent value for money, even without the First Table discount. As a starter I tried Dabeli, a sort of slider, as a main I chose Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken). Both were really good, especially the main dish. The service was really fast and attentive, the host seemed genuinely happy about us being there. Can highly recommend visiting the restaurant, we'll definitely go there again.

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Arrived slightly early - welcome into the restuarant was genuinely warm and friendly. As this was our first First Table, we had a few questions - all answered professionally and courteously. Service was prompt, waiting time minimal, food portions very generous, and extremely tasty!
Loos are an experience! Well done.
Highly recommend the Mumbaiwala. We'll be back.
First Table is excellent timing for a pre-theatre/concert dinner.

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Julia Stettner

Amazing food and service. Will definitely be back!

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Emma Coelho

Delicious food, nice setting, smiley staff.

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Jared Craig

Food was amazing and dinner portion was surprisingly huge. Will be back for many more! I’m always half expecting places to skimp on ingredients for first tables, but my curry was the most chicken packed curry I’ve ever seen! Highly recommend.

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Kaydi Ní Cumertúin

Myself and two of my girlfriends grabbed first table at Mumbaiwala. The food was amazing, portions were really generous and the so well flavoured. The service was awesome and the wait staff were really lovely, patient and helpful. One of us is vegan and the wait staff were really knowledgeable and accommodating. Couldn't recommend enough.

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mike connolly

KA-BOOM POW SMACK
We were assaulted by flavor and enjoyed every second of it.
This place has a great selection of food to pick from and everything we tried was stunning.
We went for a birthday and were taking photos. Without asking a team member came over offered to take them for us which was a nice touch.
Could not recommend this place enough. Go and have your tastebuds assaulted. They will thank you for it.

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Kelly Dorgan

A lovely, largely-vegetarian meal. Amazing cauliflower dish. Lovely service. A great pre-movie dinner. Thank you.

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Trudi Johnston

This has to be one of the best Indian meals I've had. The masala paneer dish we had, had such a deep and smokey flavour. The staff were attentive throughout the meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant for your next meal!

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An altogether excellent experience.. the waiter was faultless and very patient with my partners elderly father and the food was tasty and unique... keen to revisit.

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The best experience of food and service by far. Intriguing menu, huge variety of food, drinks to suit every occasion, helpful staff, incredible flavours, and an ambience to surpass all others. I can't praise Mumbaiwala enough. Fresh flavours and every dish an absolute taste sensation. No trip to Christchurch would be complete without feasting here. Without doubt, Mumbaiwala is a truly exceptional experience.

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Katie McMahon

Wonderful food and service

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Great service, lovely atmosphere and beautiful food. Thank you

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Bell Fletcher

Food was delicious! And service from staff was super friendly and welcoming. Will definitely come back

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Great food and very friendly staff! I'll recommend everyone to go

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Great food with an amazing atmosphere. Staff are really helpful and give amazing service. Took newbies again who hadn't been before and they loved it.

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Diane Ladd

Always tasty food & friendly staff

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Alex Nicholls

Incredibly delicious food, brilliant service and a super cool atmosphere. Their version of butter chicken is to DIE for. They even threw in a free dessert. Could not recommend highly enough :)

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Kishion Dee

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff who were helpful with explaining dishes on the menu. Good service would definitely go again.

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Sam Burgess

Awesome food, and perfect service, nice & relaxed.

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Julie McEwan

We were greeted at the door by a lovely gentleman who has been a long time employee of the Tandoori Palace/Mumbaiwala restaurants. Always smiling and obviously so proud of this new restaurant. He explained the menu and also filled us in on the decor and explained the tiffin relevance around the roof etc. The food was amazing again, the service impeccable and the surroundings so authentic. We are so lucky in Christchurch to have the many visionary restaurateurs willing to share their cultures with us. Thank you Anup and Sudnah

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Bridget Irvine

Fantastic ambience. The food was superb. We had a really attentive waiter whose recommendations were sensational. Highly recommend letting the waiter help you choose!

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We went there on the recommendation from some colleagues that it was the best Indian they had eaten in Christchurch and they were right.

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Cool interior, good menu - liked that they didn't ask you about how hot you liked your curry, it came as it was and it was good.

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