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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

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

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Everything was fantastic! I haven’t been since the new vegan menu came out and I was so impressed with the dishes I got.
The Sev Puri was a great starter and the Vegetable Makhani was the closest thing I’ve had to a butter chicken in years.
My parter really enjoyed his chicken curry too, particularly the generous portion size.
So great to see amazing options for all preferences.
The ambience is lovely and the staff are all friendly and attentive.
We will definitely be back soon!

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Rebecca Dawson

The service here is incredible. The staff went over and above, were super knowledgable and their dishes are truly authentic. You can really taste the difference.

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Anisa Kazemi

We had an absolutely superb evening at Mumbaiwala. Not only was the food delicious, but our waiter was the sweetest! He took the time to talk to us about life in India - specifically, Mumbai. Even though the restaurant was busy and he had a lot to do, he always made time to come back and continue our conversation! The second highlight of our evening would have to be their toilets, yes toilets! Honestly, it is like being transported to a different world! In fact, the entire layout and ambience of this restaurant significantly adds to its overall experience. 10/10! Definitely going back (Soon!).

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Astra Oakenshield

Delicious food, the starters were amazing, never had any like that before, great service, very friendly, great dinner out

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The fit-out is just as though you are in India and very authentic Mumbai atmosphere. The food was tasty and the garlic naan crispy and the best I’ve ever had. The food was fresh and tasty and it was a great experience all round.

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Delicious food and great friendly service. The street food options are refreshingly different to what you would typically get in an NZ Indian restaurant, the Aloo tikki chaat, Chana dahl chaat, and Squid bhajee were all excellent. Beautiful curries and perfect naan. Highly recommended. Good drinks list and extensive vegan menu.

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We had a lovely dinner here - great tasty food and great service. will definitely be back. One of my favourite on the first table website.

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Food is just delicious, so much flavour! Would recommend ordering a few smaller dishes and sharing. The staff are really wonderful, would highly recommend.

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Kirsty Stalker

We had an absolutely amazing dinner at Mumbaiwala. Everything we ate was incredible, the overall fit out is very cool and we couldn’t fault the service. We can’t wait to go back and try some other yummy dishes. This place is a must try :)

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Willem Kortekaas

Mumbaiwala is a regular Indian restaurant for my family. This is because everything here is awesome. We tried some new mains but continued to order a good selection of the street foods as these varied tastes are so interesting. Service is always friendly and I’m beginning to suspect they recognise us when we arrive. Thanks for the great food Mumbaiwala!

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Nick Birkhead

We had a great time here. Excellent service, great food, and generous portions. The menu is a bit unique compared to most other Indian places you might usually try, but everything we tried was fantastic and added to the experience. Would highly recommend.

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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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Chelsea Kennedy

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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Have eaten here once before and loved it and this time was no different! Delicious food, lovely servers and just a great ambience. Already recommending to all my friends

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Debbie Arthur

Good to support local business at this difficult time, great service and attention, delicious food

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Amazing food and a Great atmosphere and nice little touches, right down to the train noise within the bathroom. Great diverse menu and shared plates. Just wish we heard about this sooner staff were great and informative

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant. Always so friendly, delicious food, service excellent. I would live there if my budget allowed...

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Marta Black

Top notch service, food, and ambiance. We absolutely love this place. Thank you so much for your service. We will be back soon!

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Jordz Eades

Wow is an understatement. What a welcoming, authentic vibe and service! The food is was the most memorable dining experience. Leaving me lost for words...quite literally! Thank you to the wonderful team for providing such a wonderful experience all round. I cannot wait to return to Mumbaiwala!

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Irēna Čīma

The stuff and service was very professional, food was great And location is very good as well! Would recommend and would come back!

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KJ Randall

Excellent and friendly service with fantastic food! Highly recommend

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Melanie Allen

Wow the food was amazing. The best Indian we have ever had. The atmosphere was great too. Well done guys

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Another awesome night of excellent food and outstanding service at Mumbaiwala.
Fantastic menu choices, great selection of drinks, unique decor, and always such a feel good ambience about the place.
If you haven't been yet, you're definitely missing out.
A big thank you to all the staff for making this place as special as it is.

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Excellent service and absolutely delicious food. A great menu for sharing with friends.

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Sarah Exon

Friendly atmosphere and good service. We all enjoyed our curries and naan breads. Good range of beers available too. A family favourite :)

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Best food in town.

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Jenny Cookson

Really delicious and great service!

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Lili Bay

Delicious, delightful, authentic, very lovely, great.

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Perryn Hiscox

Great food , atmosphere , service well recommended place to enjoy a great Indian meal

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Absolutely fantastic time to be had here. Service and food is excellent, one of the best in Christchurch

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Cameron Mattox

As always at Mumbaiwala, the food was excellent. The wonderful tastes of authentic India come through with every dish, Having travelled to India several times, I find this wonderful restaurant a great representation of Indian food at its best. 5 stars to the wonderful Chefs.

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Mumbaiwala what a delicious experience! My partner and I decided to dine in to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and it was everything we wanted it to be! The atmosphere of the restaurant is great, staff were extremely friendly, service was quick and most importantly outstandingly delicious. We ordered the Sev Puri and Lamb Kofta Balls for our entree, the Sev Puri as they state is their version of nachoes and honestly we would've been happy to eat a whole plate of those. For our mains we ordered Murgh Makhani or better known as butter chicken was rich and full of flavours with nice roasted nuts to add texture, we also ordered Lamb Dhansak which was so flavorful with tender lamb. You can't have Indian without a naan, so of course we added these to our order. All in all if you want good Indian, this is the restaurant for you, they are authentic, rustic and down right delicious.

Make sure you are aware that some meals aren't available to you if you are booking through First Table - we found this out upon trying to order those meals. In saying that though we were full to the brim with yummy food and can't wait to go back next year for our next anniversary...it might just become a tradition!

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Gabriela Bühner

We loved our experience at Mumbaiwala, the service was on point, loved the whole concept and food was amazing. 5 stars.

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Jenna Mason

The food was amazing! The only thing we didn’t think was as good was the chef special. The pastry balls were delicious

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Nora Taylor

Really good Indian! The food was delicious! There was such a good variety especially the street-food inspired entrees. Also a nice balance of meat and vegetarian with plenty of gluten free/dairy free options. We tried a few dishes new to us and they were well explained by the staff including the best way to eat them for maximum enjoyment! Favourites would have to be Manchurian Cauliflower & the Dahi Puri. Everything came out super fast and fresh which was great as we were dining before a show. The restaurant itself was warm and comfortable, the bar well stocked and service was friendly. Will definitely be back to explore the menu some more!

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Michelle Mitchell

Fantastic food best Indian meal we have in New Zealand or Australia

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Appreciate the friendly and warm service
Enjoyed the SEV PURI / SQUID BHAJEE / CHICKEN BERIYANI
Beriyani very recommendable

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Great food and great service!

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Daniel Ross

Always a great experience!

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Our first table experience was great and this restaurant immediately stood out when choosing somewhere so we booked and we’re not disappointed. It’s a beautiful place to eat, friendly staff and amazing food. Highly recommend A+++

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Great food and service, not hesitate to recommend or return.

Food was delicious and tasty and both left filling very full, good selection of wines.

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Nikki Everett

Loved it here. Service was excellent, food was amazing and the decor of the place made it a really different experience. Highly recommend!

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Gayel Marquet

Consistently fab food and fun flavours make this a great city place to dine

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Really enjoyed the street food options. Delicious !

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Amy Osborne

I LOVE Mumbaiwala. The food is always top notch, very fresh, and amazing flavours. The service is excellent and they’re very accommodating for families.

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Lovely meal and service. 4th time to visit. Will be back!

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Easily the best and most satisfying way to have an early cheap meal out! Delicious street food at Mumbaiwala. We enjoyed it!

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Christine Hickey

The service was great, the food delicious and, given 50 per cent off, our food wasreally affordable. We have a vegetarian and a son with coeliac disease with us and there were plenty of options for all kinds of dietary restrictions.
I really recommend Mumbaiwala.

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John O'Leary

Amazing sauce!

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Lovely night celebrating our sons birthday. Service and food were excellent

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Most authentic, ethnic environment and the food was delicious. The best butter chicken we've ever tasted.

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Very enjoyable dining experience - food was excellent!

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Hannah Rose Watt

Get the cauliflower, you will not regret it

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Linda Dockrill

Excellent food - my favourite indian restaurant in CHCH now! The staff were brilliant at explaining the dishes and making recommendations. The food was full of flavour and delicious! Excellent ambiance - loved the bathrooms and their authentic "experience". We will be back!

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Rita Schooley

Great food and great service

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Excellent service. Great environment! Bathroom a highlight.
Food was superb. Lovely flavour combinations. I would recommend this place.

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Kate Stevenson

We had a fabulous experience. The street food was divine.

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Jo Anne Thomson

Great food, flavors were fabulous, lovely atmosphere, service was informative and efficient

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We had such a great meal here. Everything we got was a taste explosion, and so exciting eating food that is a bit different than a typical Indian restaurant. We will absolutely be back to try some more and can’t wait to eat the aloo tiki chat again!

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It was an absolute pleasure dining at Mumbaiwala. The food was amazing with service to match. Mumbaiwala serves food perfect for sharing with an array of street food and curries to choose from. Our little one really loves the squid bhajee. Absolutely delicious and child friendly which is a bonus. Cannot wait to come back again

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Rachel Walker

The best meal I’ve had at Mumbaiwala! Finally tried the “butter chicken” having avoided it many times before and loved it. I always really enjoy my experience and the food here - new prawn entree was delicious and a nice change from the coconut version on previous menu.

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Caroline Turner

My husband and I had a wonderful evening celebrating our wedding anniversary, great service, delicious food and we really enjoyed the relaxed and contemporary vibe. Thank you!

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Great food. Good location. Knowledgeable staff. Looking forward to returning at some point!

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