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South Of India

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217 Marine Parade, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
+64 3-388 0898
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good service and with a wide range of different Indian dishes. I went here with our family, the waiter was very polite, we had a nice table by the window. We all ordered different dishes. The food all arrived at the same time. The food was excellent with portion sizes that left us all full. I would go here again.

Thank Mark H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended after struggling to find good Indian food in Christchurch. Starters are a decent, tasty size and sharing 3 between 4 was spot on. The curries were all very tasty and we were asked how hot we'd like them, medium was too hot for me but still very tasty. Good sized naan breads and easily enough rice to share. Nice... More 

Thank Lee_A_B_1976
Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

While the ambience of the restaurant may not be incredible, the food always has been very good. I've had dozens of curries from soi over the years and they are usually very fresh and a step above other more numerous Indian chain restaurants that have started to appear everywhere. The staff are usually very attentive and although they are a... More 

Thank Matthew E
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is on the sea front at New Brighton. It is a modern restaurant with an extensive menus.. The food was very nice - large portions. They asked how hot we wanted the dishes which was nice as we do not like too hot.

Thank lyndac00per
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137 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Ate here after hanging out on the New Brighton pier. Food was terrific - large servings so great value for money. Service was very prompt, attentive and very friendly. Mango lassie - also great!! Happy to recommend for everyone.

Thank Mandy L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

South of India is a relatively inexpensive place to eat fine Indian food and the staff are genuinely hospitable. The mango drinks go well with the freshly prepared food. The place is opposite the beach and after a walk along the beach, many locals enjoy relaxing real taste of India. Enjoy!

Thank nevslife
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

South of India truly do the best and most authentic Indian in Christchurch! Very friendly atmosphere, favorite place to go for dinner.

Thank Kim H
Queenstown, New Zealand
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Food is Quite different from other indian Cusine colour of food , texture Ambience Need To Be Change With New Idea And Other stuff Totally Enjoyed Food Definetly I Say Worth It Have A Good One Guys Cheers :-)

Thank venkatesh n
Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

My wife and I eat here regularly. .usually take away. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. A wide variety of choices are available. Two of our favourites are the Chicken Tenali (House Special) and Vegetable Korma. We like our food spicy hot but be careful what you ask for. We've found that Medium (or medium-hot) packs a punch. We've... More 

Thank M R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

We drive over to South of India even though we have another Indian restaurant near by. Fresh, aromatic Indian food the way it should be. Generous servings and good service. The prawn kadhai is amazing!

Thank Lucy-Bee270

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Marine Parade, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-388 0898

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