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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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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Jenna Mcneil

Food and service were great. Will definitely go back.

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Amelia Hayes

The chicken korma and also the mango chicken were amazing! Best I’ve had. Service was impeccable. Will be back thank you

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Great service
Great food
Will be back

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We had a great time dinning again at Maharaja. Even the kids loved it. The food were awesome. The goat curry was absolutely beautiful. This restaurant always a hit. Definitely recommend it and will definitely coming back again. X

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Great food and ambiance!

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Second time there and it was awesome again

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The food was tasty and presented well. As for the staff they were wonderful service was great would definitely go again

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Melissa Ward

The restaurant was warm and had beautiful smells inviting you in. We were greeted by very welcoming hosts. The music, decor and lighting were very soothing. We had very prompt service and there was only a short wait for meals. The meals were delicious and to our surprise the curries came with complimentary rice and naan breads. Would definitely recommend dining here!

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Deana Pochin

Delicious and fantastic service!

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Good Service

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Susan Savile

Had a great meal. They catered for the children well and the service was good. Would definitely go again next time we are in Christchurch.

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Alejandro Echeverri

I have been there a couple of times and definitely I would recommend this place. The staff and the food is always amazing!
You won't be disappointed!

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Really delicious food. Been twice now and will definitely be back

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Jane Read

Food and service could not be faulted. A great experience and we were not treated as second class citizens being from first table. We were treated like royalty!

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richard stokes

We love Maharaja and again it didn't disappoint. Great food, and pleasant, attentive and timely service. We'll be back!

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