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Tandoori Palace

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71 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-343 4405
16:30 - 21:30
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Wed 16:30 - 02:30
Thu - Tue 16:30 - 21:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our handy Indian restaurants near our house. It's never too busy (maybe because we always go there quite early). The food is good. The service is good. It's great for a family. It may lack the 'wow' factor, but I have nothing to complain about. The restaurant is clean and they offer a Boliwood night for... More 

Thank Max845
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

These guys know how to make great curries and how to satisfy a hungry customer! We go here most weekends and it is consistently excellent!

Thank LeonKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand
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210 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I often visit Tandoori Palace for their Briyani. It's absolutely delicious. If you enjoy Indian food you have to visit this restaurant. We also scored a bonus because on Mondays and Tuesdays it's buy 1 curry get 1 curry free !!!

Thank KScheepers
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Great food that is always served with just the right amount of spices. The vindaloo is spicy, the lamb dishes are fantastic. If you are worried about the food being too spicy, order a mango lassi, it will pleasantly cool your mouth.

Thank Lou R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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258 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We dined here on a Sunday night when the place filled up with several large groups. The wait staff were rather stretched but managed to stay calm while scooting around on one foot. For the first time, just two dishes defeated us. We ordered the Palace platter of samosas, onion bhajees, poppadums and tandoori chicken pieces, and a lamb curry,... More 

Thank Kiwi_rua
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

got a mailer in the letterbox then got home late from work, so decided to walk round and get me a curry, had a lamb curry, good service staff were helpful to explain the menu, got a good helping and was great meal and more than enough for one person

Thank urly58model
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017

My partner and I went to pick up two takeaway student deals yesterday and had the most terrible experience with the TP staff. I had phoned up ahead of time and said "I would like to order two student deals please". Their staff member said "yes what were they?" I place order for two vegetarian curries. We get to the... More 

Thank Dayna S
Helena, Montana
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We were pleased with this restaurant and will return. If you enjoy authentic Indian food you can't go wrong here. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank D0nlan40
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We held a fundraiser dinner for a school group and it worked really well. The manager, Khusak, was very approachable and was happy to accommodate our large group holding a quiz beforehand the dinner service, waiting to serve the meal when we were ready. Both Khusak and Naati, the waitress, were very pleasant and coped admirably with our large group.... More 

Thank Victoria-8081
Christchurch, New Zealand
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

When the meal is average, theres no better opportunity to step up the game in the service. Unfortunately this wasnt the case, I watched my meal sit on the table for some time whilke the staff discussed .......(unknown) before staff placing my order in the takeaway bag and hand it over. Cant understand where they are coming from. Meal ready!...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 02:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-343 4405
We are an established Indian Restaurant situated at 71 Ilam Road – next to Canterbury University, in an old brick home converted into a contemporary 90 seater Indian Restaurant. We offer authentic Indian cuisine and cater for vegetarian and Jain. Our restaurant is an ideal location for groups up to 90 diners

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