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“We'll worth the trip to new Brighton”
Review of South Of India

South Of India
Ranked #194 of 991 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“We'll worth the trip to new Brighton”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

This is the second time I have had dinner here and it was superb again. This time I requested dairy free and they produced a fantastic curry full of flavour and really enjoyable. My friend and I are trying to work our way through every Indian restaurant in Christchurch but this will be hard to beat I think. The food was great and the waiter was very polite and seemed a nice guy. We will be back.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
280 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Good food in New Brighton”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

On a cloudy and windy Sunday evening New Brighton reminded us of Verona Beach out of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet: tired and faded, sad but not without it's charm. There are few options for dinner. A good bet might be fish and chips sitting on a bench by the pier watching skateboarders... if you can keep the seagulls at bay, that is. With little confidence in our scarecrowing skills we went for South of India and were very happy with our choice. We went veggie so can't comment on meaty dishes. The Aloo Wada were freshly made, with a nice mustardy depth, and some spicy salty dust sprinkled on top - not sure what it's called but it was tasty. The biryani and tadka dal were equally pleasant. We enjoyed the aloo paratha, which is surprisingly quite rare on menus we find. We went for mild and that was still nicely spicy. Look out for the prices. It's not expensive but dishes often on a menu as a side were mains and had a price to match.

Visited March 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian Highly recommend”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We ordered a take away and had a slight misunderstanding between the two branches, but once that was sorted and we got our food wow it was one of the best Indian take away's i have ever had.

I was very impressed with the quality of the food and the portion size was great, enough to last us for lunch the next day.

They had Gluten free naan bread which i have never seen and it tasted really good. 10/10 I will be back!

  • Visited February 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth the trip to Brighton”
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here. Our prawn curry was cooked perfectly, prawns were not tough like in other curries we have had, but plump and juicy. Service was fast and my son loved being able to see the chefs at work in the kitchen. Nice and clean with good service. Couldn't fault a thing. We will be back.

Visited January 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We are rediscovering New Brighton. has a nice holiday feel to it. decided to try South of India... what a great discovery!
Nice stylish restaurant. Great service, and a good varied menu. and then the FOOD. the beef soo tender.
a tasty good size meal. We will return :)

  • Visited January 2014
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