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
Accepts:   Maharaja Indian Restaurant accepts American Express

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Grant Beedie

Overall, a wonderful Indian experience. We were greeted on entering the restuarant and seated in a very comfy and private spot.
Our prawn starters were a light, fresh and delicious way to start our meal, and our Lamb Madras mains were simply amazing!
Top Mark's for flavour, the meat was so tender, the rice light and fluffy, and the naan bread was to die for!
All our food came out with perfect timing and we couldn't fault it at all.
Would certainly recommend and we will be back!!

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Nicola Moore

Best Indian restaurant in Christchurch!
Great food, atmosphere and service!
We loved the vegetable samosas and garlic naans. Cute wee spot for a date night.

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The service was great..we were greeted the moment we entered the room. He was polite and friendly. During the course of the night, there were making sure that we are catered of our needs.
The place is beautifully decorated, very authentic Indian, the music and the decor. There is a good parking space for everyone.

The food were presented well and very delicious! All four Curries that we ordered were full of beautiful aromas and great taste.
There were four of us at the table, two were from Uk, and they said great comments about the food and the service, also there were two Chefs, me included. And we both commented how good our experiences were at the Maharaja Indian Restaurant.
We are very proud of you.

I highly recommended this place to all diners.

From one Chef to another...Well done!

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Great atmosphere, wonderful staff and amazing food, first class!

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Young Ahn

Just WOW.
My family chose banquet and throughly enjoyed everything! Especially loved Lamb Bhuna and Butter Chicken Masala with naan. Yum.
Thanks for the great food and service.
Next time we will be a bit more brave and choose “spicy” option ;-)

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Ayaka Kashima

Our favourite Indian restaurant. Had mango chicken and Kadai with goat meat. Both were great as always. Tried a spinach&feta naan and a mushroom&cheese naan. Both were good but we found they were a bit too good to have with curry - they are good by themselves. Will definitely go back again!

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It was an amazing dining experience. The food was really lovely and service was great-friendly staffs. It actually exceeded my expectation. If you don't know much of the particular dish, don't hesitate to ask for a suggestion! I will definitely be back to try other offers :) kudos to the chef! My Malai Kofta is perfect!

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Grant Beedie

Overall, a wonderful Indian experience. We were greeted on entering the restuarant and seated in a very comfy and private spot.
Our prawn starters were a light, fresh and delicious way to start our meal, and our Lamb Madras mains were simply amazing!
Top Mark's for flavour, the meat was so tender, the rice light and fluffy, and the naan bread was to die for!
All our food came out with perfect timing and we couldn't fault it at all.
Would certainly recommend and we will be back!!

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Suzu Akita

Great food and excellent service. Best indian restaurant in Christchurch! I’m always enjoying to dine here:)

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Nicola Moore

Best Indian restaurant in Christchurch!
Great food, atmosphere and service!
We loved the vegetable samosas and garlic naans. Cute wee spot for a date night.

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Top service, top atmosphere and top food and drink.

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Kristine Sullivan

Friendly staff and great food

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Great, well priced Indian meal. Have been here before. Consistently good.

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Sophia Kahukura

Have been to Maharaja multiple times and as always it was as pleasant dining experience.
Great ambiance, friendly service and faultless food. Will be back.. again

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Kevin Crook

I had a lovely meal, will have to go again soon.

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Lovely wait staff, nice surroundings and great food made for a wonderful evening.

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The service was great..we were greeted the moment we entered the room. He was polite and friendly. During the course of the night, there were making sure that we are catered of our needs.
The place is beautifully decorated, very authentic Indian, the music and the decor. There is a good parking space for everyone.

The food were presented well and very delicious! All four Curries that we ordered were full of beautiful aromas and great taste.
There were four of us at the table, two were from Uk, and they said great comments about the food and the service, also there were two Chefs, me included. And we both commented how good our experiences were at the Maharaja Indian Restaurant.
We are very proud of you.

I highly recommended this place to all diners.

From one Chef to another...Well done!

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The food was delicious as always and the staff were really friendly. They made a real effort to make it a special occasion for our daughter's 16th birthday. Thank you

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Enjoyable place to dine in a cold night. The food was very good.

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Zoe West

2nd meal there and even better than last time. Also good fast service

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Julia Beijen

fantastic in every sense! Great atmosphere, service and probably the best Indian cuisine I have had! Excellent value, will definitely be back!

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Jessica Batty

Absolutely delicious food, and lovely service. Highly recommend!

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Jan van den Berg

We have enjoyed the Maharaj Indian restaurant on many occasions. As always this time too great survive, excellent food and great ambiance.
Will visit again

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Amazing service, very friendly staff. Food was very delish, great selection

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Christine Lee

Great food, great service. Thank you for the awesome night!

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Very good

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DEB MOMO

Simply the best, been before and will go again

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Really tasty good value Indian meal

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Jan van den Berg

Excellent food & good service and atmosphere

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Can't fault the food here absolutely beautiful I have dahl Everytime is gorgeous.

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Suzu Akita

We had a dinner at there first time. Food was amazing! Vegetable samosa is very nice and lamb meat in Rogan Josh was tender. Service also excellent. We would love to come back again:)

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Jane Herman

Great food, affordable, nice ambiance and staff

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Diana Shakespeare

Great food and great service

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Gorgeous food and fantastic service! Good-sized portions of yumminess!!! My friend had the Butter Tikka Masala (which combines 2 fave Indian dishes) and I had the Saag Gosht (which was milder than I'd expected). The pistachio kulfi was a refreshing way to cap off our dining experience. And the mango lassi was spicy and not too sweet. Also, we were able to hear each other (a major drawcard when going out for a meal with a friend)! Parking was easy and Baljeet, who served us, was exceptional! In all, a great night out! :-)

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A really good experience

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The food was fantastic coupled with equally good service, we highly recommend visiting here.

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Great atmosphere, wonderful staff and amazing food, first class!

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Excellent service and food, well presented and great value, would highly recommend. P

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g bennett

Great service and fantastic authentic Indian food.
Thankyou.

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Amanda Woodfield

A lovely evening at Maharaja. Superb food and friendly service. Best Mango Lassi in town. Will return again soon!

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Emma Marie

Great service and delicious food!

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Rachel Griffiths

Always great at Maharajah

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Maharaja is one of the best Indian restaurants.
Superb food and service.
Recommended

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Gary Hughes

Would recommend to all.

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Great service and delicious food, we will definitely be back.

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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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