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Punjabi Dhaba

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Blenheim Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Westport, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

My dad and I are here on Easter Saturday and I can safely say that's it's some of the best Indian food we have had in Christchurch...and being Indian, we have a pretty decent idea of good Indian food. The Chicken Sholay Kebab was moist, very tasty and incredibly succulent, and both the Tawa Chicken and Tawa Gobi Massala were... More 

Thank Benjamin A
Auckland, New Zealand
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015

We bought takeaways from here as it was very near our motel. The food was OK but nothing sensational. It was reasonably priced. The portions were generous and free rice comes with the mains which is pretty usual. The samosas were nice and the butter chicken standard. My one disappointment was that we ordered a chicken and a fish dish... More 

3 Thank AKBNZ
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The food here was of a high standard, the flavours were great, the naan bread awesome. (Another restaurant where the rice cost extra.) The service on the other hand was clumsy and amateurish. Although quick the waiter just didn't seem to have a clue on what he was doing. If he wasn't bringing food to our table, he stood behind... More 

5 Thank Mark O
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

I have eaten here 3 times and every time it has been excellent! The tandoori chicken entree is the best I have ever tried! Great service!

Thank stereoequipment
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

Very very expensive to what we got the food for. Mango lassi $7.50 per glass. Very expensive, doesn't even feel like a fine dining. Not highly reccomended! We paid $140 for four people with three mains, 4 mango lassi and one mixed platter. I was actually surprised compared to other indain restaurant we have been to in chch.

2 Thank Surprised1Chch
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

We had decided to pop to Blenheim Road Tavern for lunch - but didn't feel like bar snacks at the time. The bar girl directed us to Punjabi Dhaba right next door. We are glad that we gave it a go. Though it is part of the same building and the girl came through and was our waitress in the... More 

1 Thank JuliaTheKiwi2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blenheim Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?