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) #5 of 128 Restaurants in New Plymouth $$ - $$$ Asian, , Indian
85 Devon St West | Central New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4444
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Contemporary, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Devon St West | Central New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Excellent service and beautiful restaurant. A must visit place. Goes down to one of my favourite place to eat. Thanks guys.

1  Thank Harpreet B
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I'm gluten free and, having arrived in New Plymouth late at night, was looking for somewhere I could get a good gf meal. Pankawalla had their gf meals clearly marked on their menu, then offered to make me gf naan! A rare treat! I took...More

1  Thank mareesc2017
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Lovely atmosphere, fantastic food and service. Garlic and cheese naan amazing. Will definitely be returning with the girls

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal with family. All plates were well presented with excellent and well balanced flavours. Rojan josh,butter chicken and lamb korma were just superb ! Also of note is the decor which has won a local architectural award.

Thank Jacob_L2000
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Pankwalla late on a Saturday evening after travelling to New Plymouth from Hamilton. We were immediately greeted by a warm and friendly staff member named Rupy who made us feel right at home. We recieved very professional, respectful and effective service from...More

2  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The flavours of the dishes we had were exquisite. No Pre-packaged curry sauces here. Flavours were fresh and well balanced. Heat just right for us. If you like Indian cuisine try this place out. Modern flavours and feel. Also loved the contemporary decor.

1  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a Sunday special dinner at Pankawalla. Beautiful food, friendly and attentive service in modern, tasteful surroundings. Great value and highly recommended.

1  Thank rcwhw
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant experience. Restaurant decor is contemporary with quotes from Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain among others, regarding their experiences of India. The wait staff were attentive and professional. The menu offered more than standard fare. The Pankawalla Chicken is recommended, with its combination...More

1  Thank Glenda P
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Firstly let me say I have no issues with food, price or friendliness of the staff. I think that the restaurant has problems with how it does things. I arrived at 7.15pm and was told that they were booked out. The place was half full,...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A super dining experience and the service level is first class. Rupunder and his team give total customer focus, coupled with wonderful flavors and great Indian cuisine, a well worth experience

1  Thank Mandy P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Devon St West | Central New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 4444
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contemporary upmarket authentic Indian Malay restaurant with a point of difference.
We also specialise in craft beer and good selection of single malt/ blended whisky. Please ask about the upcoming tasting nights.
Private whisky lockers are also available.
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