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

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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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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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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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Wonderful food, great service and lovely atmosphere. We will be back! Thanks.

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Nikalya Wolvekamp

Really impressed!! Gorgeous setting and very prompt, caring service. The food was great too, rich flavourful curries and the naan bread was the best we’ve ever had!! Definitely worth getting the garlic cheese. Now consider this our new local

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The food was mind blowing... Really enjoyed. Unfortunately my 7 month old baby girl was not very settled therefore we could not finish our meal however the staff were very generous and friendly and offered to pack our left overs to bring home. I highly recommend this place where no one would ever regrect after their visit.

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catherine bibbey

Great food and service as usual. Out favourite Indian restaurant. we will be back (of course)

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Took the family to this great little restaurant last night the food was fantastic the service was excellent we will definitely be going back.

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Vickie Walker

Great atmosphere, good service, friendly warm and inviting and the food is fantastic.

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Rachel Walker

Always love the food and service here - had the lamb shank for the first time and it was delicious. Will definitely be back!

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Loved it especially the later booking time, the food was superb as was the service ,would definitely return

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Chid Pala

Very good Indian food. Awesome Ambience.
Kebab platers are excellent - definitely try them.
Had Biriyani, Goat Handi, Chicken Chettinadu - Everything was so tasty!!

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fei li

Did not have much hope as we was only look for whatever can be available on first table until 5pm on the day. However the result was amazing, like the menu got something different than other Indian place. Definitely recommend to family and friends. And for sure will revisit again soon.

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We had a lovely time at Indian Ocean. The staff were very accommodating, friendly and helpful. The food was lovely and good value for money!

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Fantastic fresh tasting food and outstanding service. Highly recommend!

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Best Indian food in Christchurch, we took our 3 year old there with us they were so kind and accommodating to him. We come here all the time and will continue to return. Thank you for such good food and service.

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We had a fantastic experience the food was awesome and staff very very friendly highly recommend

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Mary Robb

Excellent meal in Indian surroundings

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Jimmy Hailwood

Excellent food, good price, great service

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Toni Rowe

Great service, wonderful flavoursome food

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The food is good, the waiter is very friendly and helpful. We had another really enjoyable dinner thank you. Well worth checking out.

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Had a lovely dinner and friendly service! Thank you.

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Irene Victoria

The food was delicious. Seriously so good! Still dreaming about that garlic naan.. Great atmosphere and wonderful staff. Definitely recommend this gem.

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Very nice food and great service, will definitely be returning!

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Franzisca Camille

Lovely dining experience

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Excellent food, ambience, service. Highly recommend a visit (or two) We go as often as we can. Extremely good value for money, even when 1st table isn't available.

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April Tagg

We chose this restaurant because it advertised vegan friendly, and we where amazed when they had a separate vegan menu.

The food was brought to us very quickly and the vegetable Korma and Aloo Gobi was some of the best found in Christchurch.

I will be looking forward to revisiting next time I am in Ferrymead!

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Gurvir kaur

Great ambience!!! Especially the music. It was so calming that it could take you to the another world. Food was good not exceptional. Service was fast and diligent. Definitely worth a visit.

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Best Indian Food in Christchurch! Fresh, service good, Generous portions. Tasty. Naan champions.

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4th time I've been to this restaurant and as always, it was brilliant.
The food is sooo dayum delicious, great service, wine to match, warm, friendly.
Love this restaurant.

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Karen Hendry

Great tasting Indian food full of flavour without having to much heat. Service was relaxed and welcoming.

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Jess Wadley

In stepping into Indian Ocean we could have been transported to India itself! The fitout is superbly simple but authentic and there’s nothing else like it in Ferrymead. From a large choice of entrees we started with the mixed platter - sizzling as it came to our table it was delicious. Curries top notch and authentic, service unobtrusive but attentive...we will return!

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Very good dinning experience ,great tandoori and food .

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Great food, mild for our taste.

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The sharing platter we chose (2people) was as good as any other we have tasted elsewhere. Everything was fresh and well cooked. The presentation of the meal was nice and the staff are super friendly.
The only negative, which is not a major one, is that on the night we chose there are a lot of take-out meals. This means a steady door banging as customers go in and out.
We sat out in the porch which is a great environment. The staff kindly turned on the heating for us as it was getting chilly

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Ridge Nairn

Fantastic food, wonderful service, and a lovely ambiance from the decor to the classic Indian music. Highly recommended the mix platter and Chicken Chettinad!

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wayne Roberts

Great atmosphere and the service was excellent .

The varity of food is choice to weather u enjoy spicy food or not.

Im sure this place does the best cheesy garlic narn in chistchurch.

I really enjoyed myself here and i highly recommend to every1

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It was wonderful from the moment we stepped into the IndIan Ocean Restaurant. We were welcomed with a lovely warm smile and their food was Delicious. We loved the warm atmosphere and the Indian music playing and would without hesitation go again. Thank you for a very lovely evening.

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Excellent attention, with good meals' balance between quality and quantity.
We will come back for sure.

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Barbara Halligan

Great service and food was amazing and well presented. ******

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catherine bibbey

Best indian resturant in Chch in our view.

Staff are very helpful and the hat is cool.

We will be back again and again

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We enjoyed the flavours If you love Indian give this place a try $20 Mains Free Delivery great taste.

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Bronnie Park

Absolutely love this restaurant. The food is awesome, the staff were really friendly and polite. Very quick service. Did I say the food was awesome?
Very good prices even without 50% off.

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Jane Houghton

Tried the Mix Platter for 2 starter - nice to try but yet found anywhere that has better Onion Bhaji than Delly Belly in City Centre. The chicken and kebabs were nice. Personally I wasn't keen on the samosas but my husband said they were like a pasty and he thought they were ok. Whole point about the platter is to try things which we achieved. I had the chicken madras - medium to hot and it was really nice. Garlic nan was nice and crisp but still pliable so you can put your rice and sauce on top. Husband ordered Chicken Bhoona which was also very nice. I might try that next time. Would recommend and would go again. Brought home take a way menu !

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Local and casual, consistently pleases us.

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As always great food and service.

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