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“Good Indian with Plenty of Vegetarian Options”
Review of Kathakali

Kathakali
Ranked #5 of 173 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: New restaurant
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Excellent curries although limited choice of appetisers and main selection, however all of exceptional quality and taste.

All dishes are cooked to your desired heat/spiciness and they provide a good service in general. Had a Fish Curry and a Lentil Daal, served with great breads and rice.

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Thank CrystalRose54
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

I have been here twice with my partner now and we love it. An alternative dinner option on the main street of New Plymouth. Great option for vegetarians or health conscious diners. Was pleased to hear they do not add sugar to their dishes, only natural coconut cream. The service is next to none. Friendly and helpful guys who run it.

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Thank Brookelush
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Went here for dinner, what found annoying straight away was even tho restaurant only had 2 other couples we were all plonked by each other. The menu while been very different was not a lot on it. Staff were forever hanging around so if you wanted a romantic dinner would not go there. Partner had dish that was cooked over long period but was tough, so wont be returning

4  Thank Jeanette R
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Sam N, Manager at Kathakali, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

we do really appologize for the unexpected experience u had in our restaurant. we always do our best to care n satisfy our guests regardless of the number of customers we have. As you must b knowing thr are chances of busy days n dull days in every restaurant and the day u visited could b a dull one. we hav trained all our staffs to b friendly n caring towards each n every single person coming in. if you felt tht u weren't taken care we will definitly look into the matter n rectify it. we serve fresh meat and cooked to order. its unfortunate tht u found it to b hard. we would love to see u again and promise we can surprise u with sm specially served dishes. thanks for ur feedbacks n we love to offer u a romantic evening as most of our loyal customers hav experienced.
Sree

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Have been to Kathakali many times and am never disappointed. The menu is not large but there is plenty of variety and as a vegetarian there is enough for me to choose from. They always have several specials on the board.
The food is always delicious, the staff and service friendly and efficient. They are always happy to describe the food and give advice on their dishes.
The restaurant has a calm atmosphere and you never feel rushed even when they are quite busy.
Very good value and highly recommended.

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Thank veggie89
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Our Badminton team had visiting teams from Wanganui, Hutt Valley and Wellington so decided to try Kathakali for our Evening meal. Wow, the service, food, ambience and cost was fantastic. These teams will all go home raving about this Restaurant.

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Thank Robyn B
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