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Indian Sumner

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11a Wakefield ave, New Zealand
+64 3-326 4777
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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133 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really had underestimated this restaurant prior to dining here tonight with family and friends. The naan bread selection is amazing! Must try the keema naan for something deliciously different. The food here is actually spicy! So for all you chili lovers; Indian Sumner will not disappoint. A local gem, their cbd sister restaurant is just as good - a... More 

Thank Cheryl B
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I have often walked passed here and thought I should check it out. Finally did today. It is a busy little restaurant with both dine in and takeaway options. We had the combination appetiser and ordered only one main which we couldn't finish. Thought the price was very reasonable and we were able to take our left overs home. Yummy... More 

1 Thank Chelchel1234
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I have been three times now and everyone time it just gets better. The lamb rogan josh is perfect. The Naan is big and incredible. The location and atmosphere in there is just perfect. The service is really good and the people working there are really nice and good. 10/10

1 Thank Luca M
Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent and authentic Indian food at a reasonable price. Very quiet on a Sunday night but can't fault the food or service. Also enjoyed the Bollywood and Indian techno music. A great end to a significant birthday. Highly recommended if you like your Indian food.

1 Thank Greg S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This lovely restaurant has apparently just started doing lunches - a $15 curry, rice and naan special. Works fire us! Fantastic fresh flavours and cooking. Hard to believe the word isn't out yet and that we had the place to ourselves (apart from the occasional takeaway order). Delightfully smooth saag with a lovely aftertaste (I ordered hot); and garlic naan... More 

1 Thank Gavin6114
Sofia, Bulgaria
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178 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I had my modest birthday dinner with friends and loved it. Took few dishes to try and it worth it. Good atmosphere and tasty dishes.

Thank Ogy_Kovachev
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

we dined at CBD location.Food was excellent.Service could not be faulted.Very pleasant staff.A plus for us was location, around the corner from hotel. (Breakfree on Cashel & Quest)

Thank merv_muller
Christchurch, New Zealand
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We dined in the Central City Restaurant, (CBD) they also have a Restaurant in Sumner. This new establishment has a very nice décor, it is spacious and could cope with large numbers if you are a group. We had the Garlic Naan and the Fish Tikka to start, this was a good choice. The flavours were great, this was followed... More 

1 Thank philippagoile
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Indian Sumner has two locations. We ate at the one on Manchester Avenue in Christchurch. The food was excellent. The vegetable samosas were good size and flavorful. Our "mains" as they call what we Americans call entrees were good size portions, and excellent. We had lamb bhuna and chicken jalffrezie, medium spiced (at our request). Both were complex in flavor,... More 

Thank lizar0
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is great Indian eating .Large restaurant but still cosy The owners have built this business up over many years and its all because of the great food and service. I am not a great one for Indian but I always find something I like here and the Family really enjoys the Meals.

Thank Gary W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11a Wakefield ave, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region
  • Phone Number: +64 3-326 4777

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