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Kairali South Indian Restaurant

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1-754 Manukau Rd | Royal Oak, Auckland, New Zealand
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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562 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a pleasant 'no frills' restaurant offering a good variety of South Indian food. Interestingly, one of the dosai we ordered was perfect but the other appeared to have been hanging around too long before it was served. Other dishes were fine and service good. It is certainly good value, the whole meal for four hungry people cost $57.... More 

Thank Sus1952
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

If you are in Auckland and have a craving for south Indian (esp. Kerala) food then this place is a must visit. Best quality food, authentic taste and great service.

Thank VineshAne
Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is our favourite local Indian so far. The food is all delicious - really flavourful - and we enjoy getting to try South Indian food.

1 Thank Amelia J
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great service. Fresh food real taste of Kerala. Food did take about 20 minutes to arrive but was worth the wait.

Thank 819ashas
Auckland, New Zealand
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Nice place to chill and have friendly service with great food. Good value, great atmosphere. Would return.

Thank Obzerva
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Really yummy food. Prefered eating the curries with the appams. Finger kicking food. Will definitely go there again.

Thank Aldrin D
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

At the end of a 3 week tour in NZ was really looking for a authentic Kerala food and got to hear about Kairali from Google. It was worth the visit. The best fish curry so far I have tasted in any restaurant.. It was a surprise that I had to come to the Kiwi land to taste the best... More 

Thank Maheshkylm
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Lots of choices, friendly staff and great flavour. I just ordered takeaway which was ready quickly and still very hot when I got it back to my hotel room.

Thank Kraftycock
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Excellent food. Their porotta and beef fry are definitely worth a try. Its not close to the city, but still the taste will make you travel to their restaurant. The best food I ever had in Auckland.

Thank Rahul_sadasivan
New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

If you are after a good authentic kerala dishes, this restaurant is your one and only choice. Auckland is full of butter chicken restaurant, but this is from far down from south of India and brings you the best taste of Kerala. I had a beef roast and Kerala parotta which was delicious and authentic. Recommend to any curry lovers😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

Thank Jomin A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-754 Manukau Rd | Royal Oak, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 6245857

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