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Himalayas Indian Restaurant

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830A Colombo Street | City Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-377 8935
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When travelling it's funny how often the need for a curry crops up in conversation. The question is where to go? Well for those Brits who find themselves looking for a curry in Christchurch try here. Located close to the CBD it's easy to spot with its reddish paintwork. The dishes are all familiar although you can request mild medium... More 

Thank Geoff M
Oldenburg, Germany
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like Indian food a lot and this restaurant is definitely along my top 3 Indian restaurants worldwide! Delicious curry and naan, not oily, just perfect! The service was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend this place :-)

Thank JuttaLikesToTravel
Chichester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tasty takeaway with very generous portions. Wide variety of dishes on the menu. Lasted us for two nights!

Thank Midwayjocks
Christchurch, New Zealand
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group of 10 and had a great meal. Food fabulous and wait staff very good. We all ordered then during the evening people moved around the table. Every order went to the right place! Also the place of BYO wine some bring along your favourite wine. Corkage is reasonable.

Thank Graeme M
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Entourage not very inviting, they could make more of the interior design. Food was average, we had to ask for tea, which was initially not available, but the main waiter overruled this and massala tea was brought. Food was not very creative. All in all this was just OK. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Peter S
Paso Robles, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We only had one night in Christchurch before flying to Auckland and back home the next day. We like to eat Indian food when we travel to New Zealand (and England) because we don't get the chance much in the states. We saw the restaurant on our walk to the downtown area from our hotel, and hoped that it would... More 

Thank EmmandPete50
Christchurch, New Zealand
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed a lunch time visit, lots of options, freshly made and tasty with the most yummy freshly cooked naan - so much nicer than just reheated. Plenty of rice for us to share and the mango lassi was lovely. Great value option with the lunch combo of meal, rice, naan and lassi. Having had a quick pre-theatre dinner 2... More 

Thank PauleLec
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

First we order samosa it was over spices and then we order butter chicken and chicken beriany actually it was terrible especially the chicken beriany too bad the colour the cooking for the rice. Never go a gain.

Thank ghayedaa g
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lovely Indian food. The building was a very early re-build after the Sept 2010 'quake & Himalayas was able to re-start in the 'hood. Marvellous & a great supporter of the community rebuilding.

Thank di506
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Bad service from owner of this restaurant. We had butter chicken and some garlic naan and my wife had lamb dish. Both dishes was terrible. Chicken was uncooked. Never recommend this restaurant to any human. Never had bad experience any Indian restaurant before.

Thank sabir r
JatinderDhanoa, Owner at Himalayas Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Sabir First I would like to thank you for taking the time to write the review. They are very helpful for business as they tell us where we lack and what needs to be improved. Secondly please accept my apologies that you didn't quiet enjoyed dinning with us. I see you wrote your review on 20th Sep in which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830A Colombo Street | City Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 8935
Himalayas: Indian at its Best where people encounter the real authentic Indian cuisine. We at Himalayas always try to provide our guests a memorable and enjoyable dining experience with mixture of cuisines from India especially from Punjab and Himalayan regions. Himalayas team has unspoiled enthusiasts, who perpetuate the deeply rooted ways of Indian cooking and who aspire to fill the dining room with satisfying aromas. Located in the heart of Christchurch, at 830 A Colombo street North, between Salisbury and Peterborough Street, Himalayas is within easy walking distance central city hotels and motels.Himalayas is back in a brand new building, with new feel and look outside and new decor inside. This is complemented with quality and authentic Indian food, which is definitely a change to people’s usual.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?