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Punjab Indian Tandoori Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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44 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Newcastle, Australia
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 4 of us had dinner here tonight. We have eaten Indian in many restaurants in many countries and this is up there with the best of them. The food is delicious. One of our group said it was the best peshwari naan she'd ever had. The servings were a good size so you won't leave hungry. The... More 

Thank Angie S
Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Been here many times. The decor really needs updating and is often cold during the winter months but the food makes up for it. The takeaway banquet is amazing - Eftpos available upon delivery

Thank Jamz666
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Worst indian I have ever had. Got some takeaway meals...obviously ketchup is one of the main ingredients in their curries...........thumbs down from all of us sorry.

Thank gourmetincinc10
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Lovely little restaurant, decor etc Music in background all make it an awesome restaurant. Staff are very friendly, food is delicious and they make the best Garlic Naan around. The starters are excellent, try the vegetable pakora's if you haven't tried them before, awesome little dipping sauces provided. Great for family events or just quiet intimate dining. Value for money... More 

Thank Tamatekapua T
Timaru, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Quite an interesting place.... decor, carpet from back from the past:) Very deliscious, reasonably priced food! Friendly service :)

Thank Kasia B
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely Indian meal as always. We had the mixed pakora plate between the three of us and we all agreed we we could eat a whole plate of the chicken pakora (: The staff were also friendly and we couldn't ask for more

Thank Sam H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Ten dollar curries for lunch are tasty, quick to serve and good value. Service is fast and friendly making this a good place for a quick curry lunch.

Thank Ruth K
Timaru, New Zealand
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Great food, great service, what more could you ask for? This place has a great range to choose from and the best Cheese Naan!

Thank renegaderunaway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We were looking for somewhere with plenty of vegetarian options (as opposed to one) and Indian restaurants usually come up with goods - as Punjab did, with a good selection. The food was delicious although service was a little slow to say that no one else was there (although I think they were doing take aways as well). The plain... More 

Thank Lemmus
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Went here for mid-week dinner - delicious food - big portions - proper good Indian food with subtle, fresh flavours, I was in heaven!

Thank Andrew R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: 036848434
Authentic Indian Food. There is another branch at 159 Victoria Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?