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Himalayas Indian Restaurant

830A Colombo Street | City Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-377 8935
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“naan” (14 reviews)
“rice” (17 reviews)
“curries” (12 reviews)
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Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
830A Colombo Street | City Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visited Himalayas on the night of the recent Dunedin Bledisloe Cup match, so there were very few eat-in patrtons. We chose the vegetarian banquet as it was available for 2 people. At $30/head this represented excellent value - including a surprisingly large entree platter...More

Thank BrenCesca
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Off to the ballet for the first time and Himalayas was recommended as it is close by and good food. We booked for 6pm and not surprisingly there was only one other party dining. Built after the earthquake so modern and fresh. Very attentive waiter....More

Thank geoffjohns2016
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Just so, so good. We shared the vegetarian samosa and pakoras to start - both absolutely delicious, served with a gorgeous plum sauce, and then we shared Chicken Kadai. Fresh, divine flavours, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Thank Merissa F
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Visited on a work trip to Christchurch and was very happy with the food and service. Was not rushed at all. The range of items on the menu was impressive. I had the beef vindaloo, at kiwi hot and it was well presented and very...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

A few mediocre reviews but I'm not sure why, my partner and I had a good meal here. I eat a lot of curries and am a bit of a connoisseur on the subject and I have to say the food was great. The peshwari...More

Thank gammon3000
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant tonight and very much enjoyed the food. Generous tasty servings. Staff were very friendly and the decor pleasant. Plenty of parking around the restaurant which was handy. Good array of wines and beers available. All in all a very good experience.

Thank Richard56578588
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had been recommended to visit this restaurant. We were disappointed as the food was not that very good. It was of average standard only. The samosas were rather heavy and the mains lacked depth of flavor. The atmosphere was pleasant however and the staff...More

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The food was lovely and didnt take long to arrive and the people were friendly and welcoming. The only issue was a large group of uni students arrived as we were just finishing and were very loud. Since the restaurant is only small the sound...More

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had a very good, straightforward Indian meal here. For starters we had the vegetable pakora, which were served remarkably quickly (so they must have been pre-cooked) but the batter was not greasy or heavy. I had my favorite Chana Masala, which was well spiced...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were a group of eleven who arrived without a booking. A large table was organised immediately and iced water quickly provided. Our orders were taken quickly and our food soon arrived. We chose a variety of different dishes with poppadoms and naan breads. Rice...More

Thank TNT505
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it's too late an answer but no its not a BYO.they have a full bar .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
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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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