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“Great Authentic Indian Food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kathakali

Kathakali
Ranked #7 of 162 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: New restaurant
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great Authentic Indian Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Amazing indian food true to its roots! Great flavours (especially the lamb curry) and amazingly attentive and helpful manager who pointed out the "Three Sisters" to us and even helped us find the way there. Amazing food and service, what else could you ask for!

Visited January 2014
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Sausalito, California
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3 reviews
“Authentic, Distinctive and Excellent Service - An Absolute MUST !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

My fiancee and I happened upon this hidden gem by chance as we strolled around looking for an interesting yet different place - and did we get our wish !!
An Indian restaurant that doesnt have butter chicken or tikka masala on its menu ? That alone should trigger the curiosity and interest of your inner foodie and you wont be disappointed.
Having some familiarity with the items on the menu I did struggle to decide between multiple tempting treats and in the end settled for the most authentic lamb biriyani I have had in ages - most succulent delicious lamb pieces slow cooked with flavorful spices, while she ordered the melt in your mouth Prawn curry.
What makes an eating out experience memorable is that rare combination of Great Food and Great Customer Service - the Chef and support staff at Kathakali ensure that they score very high on both counts. We definitely plan to return to savour the many other inviting items on the menu. Put this on your Must-Do list when next in New Plymouth.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jay K
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

It was our first time eating at this restaurant, so really didnt know what to expect. WOW... thanks to the recommendations of the waiter, we tried a variety of dishes that we would have overlooked and all were very tasty and not too spicy (we chose Medium spicy for all the dishes). I can recommend the Masala Dosa and Kottayam Beef, as well as the Paratha and Lamb Biryiani and Chicken Chettinadu.. Would I go back..... you bet.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jill S
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“Southern Indian surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Delicious Indian. Distinctly southern... No butter chicken or tikka masala on the menu here. We asked for the waiters recommendations and both of our meals were excellent. Service was great.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GeorgiaNZ
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Top Spicy Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Took a group of 17 with very different tastes, and all had a great meal for $12 each.
Dosas are excellent, but large for lunch. You need a good appetite.
The chef's judgement of the hot, med, mild orders was very good, and kept everyone happy.
Only issue for me is he price of drinks - a little on the high side.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jon S
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