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Tandoori Palace

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71 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-343 4405
16:30 - 21:30
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Wed 16:30 - 02:30
Thu - Tue 16:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food that is always served with just the right amount of spices. The vindaloo is spicy, the lamb dishes are fantastic. If you are worried about the food being too spicy, order a mango lassi, it will pleasantly cool your mouth.

Thank Lou R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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252 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here on a Sunday night when the place filled up with several large groups. The wait staff were rather stretched but managed to stay calm while scooting around on one foot. For the first time, just two dishes defeated us. We ordered the Palace platter of samosas, onion bhajees, poppadums and tandoori chicken pieces, and a lamb curry,... More 

Thank Kiwi_rua
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

got a mailer in the letterbox then got home late from work, so decided to walk round and get me a curry, had a lamb curry, good service staff were helpful to explain the menu, got a good helping and was great meal and more than enough for one person

Thank urly58model
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

My partner and I went to pick up two takeaway student deals yesterday and had the most terrible experience with the TP staff. I had phoned up ahead of time and said "I would like to order two student deals please". Their staff member said "yes what were they?" I place order for two vegetarian curries. We get to the... More 

Thank Dayna S
Helena, Montana
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We were pleased with this restaurant and will return. If you enjoy authentic Indian food you can't go wrong here. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank D0nlan40
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We held a fundraiser dinner for a school group and it worked really well. The manager, Khusak, was very approachable and was happy to accommodate our large group holding a quiz beforehand the dinner service, waiting to serve the meal when we were ready. Both Khusak and Naati, the waitress, were very pleasant and coped admirably with our large group.... More 

Thank Victoria-8081
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

When the meal is average, theres no better opportunity to step up the game in the service. Unfortunately this wasnt the case, I watched my meal sit on the table for some time whilke the staff discussed .......(unknown) before staff placing my order in the takeaway bag and hand it over. Cant understand where they are coming from. Meal ready!...... More 

Thank Pete v
Christchurch, New Zealand
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We came here on a Sunday night for the student dine in meal. For some bizarre reason there is a 6-person limit on the dine in option so our 7th guest had to pay for a full price meal which seemed very unfair when it was a special occasion and the larger curry was hardly bigger than the student meal.... More 

Thank AliceH123
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Been here on several occasions and have never had a disappointing meal. Have only ever had the takeaway and the wait has never been excessive. The student deal is great value for money, and even ordering off the normal menu provides good quality and quantity for value. I always finish my meal extremely full. The butter chicken, tikka masala and... More 

Thank mofreeman1
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I had takeaway of mushroom sabji at tandoori palace 71 ilam road, christchurch and I am so amazed that all mushroom was rotten and in the first bite I can feel the smell of rotten mushroom. I was unable to eat even after one bite. I got confused that is that mushroom or rice smell? but in another bite I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 02:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-343 4405
We are an established Indian Restaurant situated at 71 Ilam Road – next to Canterbury University, in an old brick home converted into a contemporary 90 seater Indian Restaurant. We offer authentic Indian cuisine and cater for vegetarian and Jain. Our restaurant is an ideal location for groups up to 90 diners

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