Cuisine: Indian
Price Point: Mains from $10 - $20

This lively Indian restaurant has been serving delicious house made curries and Indian comfort foods since 2006. Indian Ocean’s contemporary setting and authentic cuisine has seen it ranked as one of the best local eateries on Google and TripAdvisor.

The décor sets the scene in this cosy restaurant with Indian art, iconography and furnishings. Be welcomed with warm and friendly service while the chefs create delicious specialities from every corner of India. Favourites include a mixed tandoori platter, prawn coconut curry, chicken dishes and goat saagwla, all made with authentic spices and recipes. Curries are typically made with their traditional levels of spiciness, but staff are more than happy to advise if you’re looking for something
extra mild – or super hot! It’s all served up alongside fluffy basmati rice and a selection of soft naan breads and tasty side dishes.

We serve Halal Meats, Have separate Vegan menu.

Indian Ocean is a fully licensed premises.

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Indian Ocean
23 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead
Christchurch 8023

Open Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11am - 2pm // 4pm - 9pm
Sat - Sun: 4pm - 9pm

Phone: 03 384 7000
Website: www.indianocean.co.nz

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Indian Ocean
Location: Ferrymead
Cuisine: Indian
Mains: $10 - $20

Reviews

Ian Swain

First time for us at the Indian Ocean. Very friendly & welcoming staff members. We sat in the 'outside room' & watched the wind surfers while we ate. Food quality was excellent especially the lamb rogan which so was full of flavour & so tender, the keema naan bread is also highly recommended. Overall well worth a visit.

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Sarah Moreton

This was our first time dining at Indian Ocean. We had heard from others that it was a lovely place to visit. We thoroughly recommend this restaurant. It has an authentic atmosphere with friendly staff. The food was delivered quickly and presented well. It was a beautiful meal. We will be going back again.

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Dee Upham

A fantastic experience- both food and service were 5+ and the bonus was that they totally got my daughter need for strict GF (coeliac) so she could relax and enjoy as well.
Can’t wait to go back

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This was not a standard Indian dinner experience - it was much better!
Tastefully decorated with quiet but audible music, this was a place to linger over the delicious food and a glass of wine. We enjoy Indian food and have it relatively often but this was different and it was definitely the best garlic naan we have had in a long time.
Friendly, prompt service and fantastic flavoured, well cooked food made this ordinary Tuesday evening an extraordinary one :-)
We will definitely return to this quiet restaurant - oh, and that must be the best tap in the toilets!!

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So I read the amazing reviews everyone else had left and its safe to say its all TRUE!! it was a beautiful tasty, flavour sensation meal, we got the banquet and tasted some of the yummiest dishes we've ever had, the best curries I've ever tasted, the naan was so thick and and fresh, and the deserts were to die for, the level of service was top class, the whole dining experience was like we were in a restaurant in India, I doubt you could get a more authentic Indian experience than this restaurant, my husband is extremely picky and yet this place ticked all the boxes for him, he also said he would of been happy to pay full price! We will definitely be coming back. Thank you for your warm hospitality and quick fast service. I can see why this place is a favourite among everyone that has dined there, top class in our books

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Nicki J Hayles

An enjoyable night out with an authentic setting and very tasty food.

We were lucky to get a 7pm slot on Saturday night.

The entree of Pan grilled prawns with mixed peppercorns and garlic, served with mint chutney was delicious. We shared one dish between us, and both wished we had ordered one each!

Our mains were Butter Chicken and Chicken Chettinaad. The Butter Chicken was awesome, it was delicious.
The Chicken Chettinaad was a bit too spicy for me, I should have requested Mild rather than Medium spice.
It came with peanut rice and the freshest naan bread I've ever tried! It was freshly made, not prepared earlier, and you could taste the difference with the soft fluffiness and crispness. It's worth the visit for the naan, let alone the yummy curries.
If you're unsure whether to make the trip out to Ferrymead, I would recommend highly that you do.

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Fantastic night. The food was excellent. Service great, ambiance perfect couldn’t have asked for a better night. We are a family of four two young boys who also enjoyed the evening. I am now going to Zomato to place a review with a recommendation to visit Indian Ocean. Been coming here for a couple of years now and after living in London and being spoilt by choices of Indian restaurants this is probably the best in Christchurch. Thank Indian Ocean

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We enjoyed the music the great service and sharing the large platter between us. It was so good to have a quiet restaurant as we both have aversions to loud noise. The first table booking was ideal for us. We would go back.

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Georgina Clark

Absolutely wonderful staff
Food was delicious, my partner and I really enjoyed ourselves at this restaurant the staff are very very nice and I would recommend this restaurant to any Indian lover

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Great food great service. Hadn't been back here for several years after the food quality had taken a dive after new mgmt. Glad we went back.

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Pleasant early dinner. Very friendly staff and helpful. Will certainly go again.

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Michael Abell

Friendly service sat in front area overlooking the water. Very enjoyable.

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Ian Swain

First time for us at the Indian Ocean. Very friendly & welcoming staff members. We sat in the 'outside room' & watched the wind surfers while we ate. Food quality was excellent especially the lamb rogan which so was full of flavour & so tender, the keema naan bread is also highly recommended. Overall well worth a visit.

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Fantastic evening with out standing service and the quality of the food just awesome will visit again soon can't speak highly enough well done to all the staff and the chefs skills to get the heat spot on.

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Very tasty food. Food and wine great value for money. Nice atmosphere with background music pleasant and not too loud. Would highly recommend.

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Sarah Moreton

This was our first time dining at Indian Ocean. We had heard from others that it was a lovely place to visit. We thoroughly recommend this restaurant. It has an authentic atmosphere with friendly staff. The food was delivered quickly and presented well. It was a beautiful meal. We will be going back again.

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Dean Lamport

Excellent service , excellent food ,value for money , a very relaxed restaurant , very clean will surely recommend ocean India as your next adventure

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Bindy Thomas

We love this restaurant...one of our favourite Indians! Great food and friendly service, very casual, nice and local! Worth a visit.

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Would highly recommend! We very much enjoyed our dinner

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Was such amazing meal could not eat all of it

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Rachel Walker

Food up to it's usual standard but I would recommend using mild if you are wanting some heat in your food as we used medium and there was none. We all absolutely loved the Dhanask lamb and no one had eaten that type of curry before - very big recommendation. The naans are huge so perhaps order half per person, and delicious of course. The restaurant was busy and the service very slow and impersonal, which is not what I have experienced in the past and won't stop me going back again! Will always recommend this place!

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Gregory Shannahan

Lovely friendly staff. Very tasty food. Nice outlook and comfortable seating.
This is the second time going here and we have been most impressed on each occasion. Thumbs up Indian Ocean. 5 stars for indian food and experience. Just great.

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Jodi Beattie

Had an enjoyable meal at Indian Ocean. The service was great and the restaurant atmosphere was lovely. I’d definitely return and recommend to others.

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An unexpected gem, a fabulous find, they service was great and made me and my young kids feel so welcome :)

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All i can say is amazing, food was so good and big portions, best indian ive had in a long time highly recommended

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Very enjoyable night with great food

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First time at Indian Ocen for our table of four.
Loved the goat curry and our platters were delicious and a great variety to try.
Service was great and staff friendly and helpful
Joy ChCh

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Nicki J Hayles

Thank you, we had a very enjoyable meal. We had the prawn entree, delicious! Beautiful Butter chicken, next time we will order hot as medium is very mild, but very tasty. Lovely freshly made naan bread.

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The food was very nice.. We would really go again for their Dumplings and Mutton Handi.. Thanks for the recommendation from the restaurant staff.

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Was a great night, food was excellent and service was fast. Loved it. Will be back

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Dee Upham

A fantastic experience- both food and service were 5+ and the bonus was that they totally got my daughter need for strict GF (coeliac) so she could relax and enjoy as well.
Can’t wait to go back

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GLARIN VASANTYH Christudhas

We had a great time . Ambience s really good and food is delicious

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Kirsten Dell-Hartgers

Relaxing and enjoyable.

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Janine Jackson

Lovely, friendly greeting on arrival. Prompt attentive service. Comprehensive menu with goat dishes particularly tasty. Generous serves. Reasonable prices. Pleasant comfortable decor. Thanks for a lovely meal.

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Marinda Matthew

We had a lovely evening, with friendly helpful staff and delicious food. We highly recommend this place.

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We eat Indian food most weeks but this was something even more special as my family fussy and they all loved the food. Only little comment food could have been bit hotter in temperature not flavour so next time we go I would say this
Highly recommend

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The food was delicious ! We shared bhajis and dumplings for starters and then had the pasanda, handi and biryani with the gorgeous chill and cheese naan.
The service was good too so definitely a place we would go back to.

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Walked into the restaurant there were 3 male staffs all had a surprise look on their faces and did not greet me. The entire experience was pretty awkward. The main guy who took our order was just “alright” took our order just right but no sense of customer service. Food was just ok. I’ve been to better to Indian restaurant with better food, staff and experience. Will not recommend this place!

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Stephen Field

The best Indian food we have had anywhere in NZ. Lovely authentic Indian decor and super friendly staff. The curries are light and flavorful with the meat so tender. The mains were light and fluffy. A lovely dinner with two of our sons. We are visitors from the Hawkes Bay. Highly recommend.

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Great food. Large portions. Lovely setting. Attentive service. Perhaps the best Indian restaurant experience I’ve ever had. Great stuff!

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Gary Hughes

Just great.

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Elizabeth Kelly

Good food and good service

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Never fails to please

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Keith Den Hollander

Excellent meal. Good selection of mains and starters. Attentive service. Ambient surroundings. Look forward to return visit.

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Heather McNeur

Fantastic meal. We opted for the banquet. Nice to have option of having 3 smaller portions of curries. Lovely starters as well.

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Dined here with a friend on Tuesday evening and had a most enjoyable meal and evening out. Could only fit an entrée and main and naan between us. Service was excellent and would recommend this venue to anyone and will go back again.

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This was not a standard Indian dinner experience - it was much better!
Tastefully decorated with quiet but audible music, this was a place to linger over the delicious food and a glass of wine. We enjoy Indian food and have it relatively often but this was different and it was definitely the best garlic naan we have had in a long time.
Friendly, prompt service and fantastic flavoured, well cooked food made this ordinary Tuesday evening an extraordinary one :-)
We will definitely return to this quiet restaurant - oh, and that must be the best tap in the toilets!!

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Yichun Huang

Excellent food and service at India ocean

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Thoroughly recommend dinning at Indian Ocean.
Great service and outstanding food.

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Nicki Hurst

Great food and service, fast, friendly and yummy

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Michael Brown

We ordered the grilled platter for an entree - the tandoori chicken, lamb kebab and chicken tikka was great however the bhaji seemed to be undercooked on the inside. we then order the chicken biryani (fantastic), butter shrimp extra mild for the kids (great) and palak paneer (very bland and ordered medium hot but had no spice). the nan was great

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Jimmy Hailwood

Great food and service. A little gem in ferrymead

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Carrie Worthington

Delicious food with outstanding customer service. We will definitely be returning.

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Had a fantastic evening both the service and food was excellent.

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Brenda Raxworthy

Nice food.

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We ordered the lamb pasanda, lamb korma and tandoori mushroom. We would have liked The curries a little more spicy as we asked for medium. The starter was tasty though. We were waiting a little while to be served but the food came out quickly!

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Really lovely meal. Great service. Small and intimate environment

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