Cuisine: Indian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

You’ll feel like royalty at Maharaja.

This Indian restaurant and cocktail bar serves classic dishes in a contemporary setting with traditional accents. The warm ambience, attentive service and delicious food have earned Maharaja a certificate of excellence on Trip Advisor.

Dine on freshly made naan breads, chicken tikka or the Maharaja’s platter for two. Favourite curries include kadai gosht, dahl chah and an exotic prawn Malabari, not forgetting Maharaja’s famous creamy butter chicken. Vegetarians will be spoilt for choice, with a tempting range of vegetable curries. Dishes containing gluten are clearly labelled on the menu.

Finish your meal with traditional Indian desserts like kulfi and gulab jamun. An extensive refreshments menu offering tea, coffee, non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks is available.

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Maharaja Indian Restaurant
452 Papanui Road (opposite bp)
Christchurch 8053

Open Hours:
Everyday 5pm - 10pm

Phone: 03 352 0150
Website: www.maharaja.net.nz

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Maharaja Indian Restaurant
Location: Papanui
Cuisine: Indian
Mains: $15 - $25

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Molly Thomson

Very disappointed with service. There were 2 couples including us. Waited 23 mins to have our first drink.

Lamb platter was overcooked and dry. Again we were disappointed to wait for a very long time for our mains too. Other customers who came in much later got their meals quite fast

The waitress have no idea about customer service.

This is our fourth dinner there, sadly we will.not be back.

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Sophia Kahukura

Great place to dine. Fantastic food, service and the restaurant itself is without fault. Will be back again for sure

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Michelle Orr

The service we recieved was fantastic! We weren't rushed through our meal which I thought we might be. The food was awesome! Lovely flavors and presented beautifully. Mango lassis are to die for. Thanks for a great dining experience will be back again soon!

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Great food & excellent service. Highly recommended!

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Rachel Griffiths

Always great food and service at Maharaja.

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Julie Pettitt

Fantastic menu
Beautifully cooked and presented
Awesome staff.
Just the best.

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Alejandro Echeverri

As always very excellent indian food option!!!
I have been there several times and never dissapointed!
Highly recommended!!!!

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Marie Schmitt

The food was amazing and the wine list is really great. We had a wonderful time!

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Carol Humphreys

Excellent meal at Maharja. Not our first visits as it’s one of our favourite restaurant. Our waitress was friendly & very helpful as I could not decide between a couple of lamb meal. The entree platter was an excellent starter. As usual great meal .

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Great evening with delicious food and good service. If the seating is not too squeezy, it will be better.

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First experience with first table. Great choice of restaurant. Lovely atmosphere and surroundings. Staff family friendly. Great service with very limited wait time for meal.

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Holly van Wamel

My favourite Indian restaurant in Christchurch. Atmosphere is beautiful - very chic design and candles lit at the table. Service was also great and food came out promptly. Regarding the food, absolutely delicious. Curries to die for, succulent naan and great drinks. Would recommend the butter tikka masala! Would highly recommend if you want a dining experience above the standard Indian take out.

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Samara Hodges

The saag and naan were amazing!

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Beautiful Food / Great Service we will be back for sure .

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Dee Morgan

I wanted a special meal for my birthday, so chose Maharaja. I was not disappointed. The Butter Chicken is the best I have ever tasted...my all time favourite dish.

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We have dined here many times and it has always been great and we have always left great reviews. This time I didn’t recognise any of the staff, the starters were Luke warm, We got charged for extra rice after being given one bowl between 4 adults and my sons take out was only half of what he’d left.

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Fely Giddens

Second time at Maharaja and never disappoints, great meals, great staff and service! Highly recommend

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Melissa Bateman

The lady we had when we arrived was so lovely to my children made my night more incredible. Thanks

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Jenna Mcneil

Excellent, great service and food.

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Set in a renovated older house, the ambiance is great. As a first table we had our pick of tables as well. The food was quite good, though for me I should have ordered a "hot" as the "medium" had no discernible spiciness, but you never know. The sauces/chutneys were particularly tasty, I'd recommend the samosas, we actually kept the sauce to go on our naan later.

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Another excellent meal at Maharajah. Food was delicious and service was very good

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Jonathan Tan K L

Great ambience and pleasant service. The food was tasty and the portion was generous. I personally like The Maharajah’s Platter with variety of house entrees to sample but my wife gives credit to the garlic naan. Two thumbs up

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Awesome as always! Thank you so much! I will definitely come again!

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Great food and atmosphere

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Chinda Gounder

The dinner was fabulous. If possible please put a bigger sign its bit hard to see the sign with a bigger traffic on papanui road.

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sarah livingstone

amazing as allways, best naan bread and currys in chch

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Obliging staff, did everything that we asked for as regards to timing between entree and mains. - not rushed at all., food excellent as always, - can recommend.

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Esther Ho

Perfect in food n service as always

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Food was very good and staff friendly

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Amanda Joy

Delicious food and excellent service, we left feeling very satisfied.

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Nicole Mcpherson

Very good food fast service will be back

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Awesome experience agat. Great food and service. Thank you very much

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Vincent Mah

The food and service were both great. The kids enjoyed their curries too. Also, the food was also presented well which was a nice touch (it's the small things!)

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Beautiful food
Kids love it here

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Loved the food, especially the Maharaja Special Platter and the Chefs special! Great service too!

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Amanda Joy

Absolutely delicious food. Looking forward to returning.

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Great food and good service. The best Indian food I have had in Christchurch. Would highly recommend the lamb bhuna and butter tikka masala!

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Great service, great food

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Lovely 'authentic' food, my friend was new to the experience of First Table and she was impressed.

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As usual we had an excellent dining experience. We took some friends who have just moved to Christchurch to introduce them to our favourite restaurant and they loved it too!!!

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Karen Davies

Service was a little slow & dishes arrived separately but very tasty food yet again!

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The food was delicious and the service was great. We will definitely be back!

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Really yummy

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Tracy Kells

Relaxing atmosphere - delicious food and smiley staff

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Hello.
We thought the food was delicious!
We couldn’t fault the service and the venue is so homely and warm.
The fire was lovely to sit by and we were totally relaxed. We wish to come back very soon.
Many thanks.
Kerry Hall

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Carol Humphreys

A wonderful meal. This restaurant has a great warm friendly ambiance. We arteries the banquet between 4 & were really pleased at the variety. Wonderful seafood, lamb, chicken & goat.
A lovely evening to spend with good friends.

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Tastiest Indian meal I’ve ever had! Friendly wait staff and handy off-street parking out back. Decor isn’t anything special but I’d go back for the food.

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Christine Lee

My family always enjoy having meals here. This restaurant is one of our favorites!

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Grant Gilbert

This is our go to Indian restaurant with the best Indian food in Christchurch. This was our first visit since our girl was born and it was just wonderful. Amazing service and even better food. Our girl even enjoyed the mango lassi. Thanks for a fantastic time

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Loved the atmosphere and food was fantastic. Came out in cute wee bowls with candle underneath to keep warm. Highly recommend the Dahl Chicken.

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