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“Best curry ever”

A Pocket Full of Spices
Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Rangiora
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best curry ever”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We try and get in here once a week the food is excellent always fresh and cooked to perfection, The staff are friendly and the service is superb if you like curry it,s well worth a visit

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great onion bhaji's ”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We had a take away and the food was great. The onion bhaji's could be the best I have ever had. They were smallish in size (but a good portion size) and had fresh coriander in them and they were great 10/10 crispy but not dry. I would come back here just for the onion bhaji. The rest of the food was of good quality and the whole family enjoyed it. The naan bread was the only negative but I think it is hard to judge a take away naan as it had to travel for 10 minutes and I am sure if we had eaten in it would have been perfect as well. It was a busy Saturday night and every customer who walked in was greeted and sat down quickly. If you book a table just ask to be away from the door as it is an auto slider and in winter you get a big draft every time it opens.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian Cuisine”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Have known Mangal the owner since he opened his previous restaurant - Kwality, in central Christchurch CBD. The food and the level of service was spectacular. Then the Feb 22nd earthquake forced him to close his restaurant. Then he relocated to Hoon Hay, and Mangal was unfortunately involved with insurance issues and delay (like many unfortunate business owners encountered) that he could not renovate his premises because they just never paid out the money he was entitled to.

Finally, after much difficulty, he could sell that Hoon Hay shop and relocated to Rangiora. I am now glad that Mangal is finally enjoying the great feedback and high turnover which his outstanding food deserves after few years of unfortunate incidents.

The curries are absolutely delicious. I am addicted to Chef Mangal's special recipe curry, deicious for both chicken and fish. Rangiora residents are so lucky Mangal relocated there. Would definitely visit this place if I were to travel to Rangiora.

  • Visited January 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
284 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Delicious meals.”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We have now been here twice and can not fault the food or service. The food is delicious and very tasty - enjoyed the curries and Naan bread. Great value for money too.

  • Visited April 2014
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome and Authentic”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

This was one of the best Indian meals I have had, second only to Indian Pearl. Service was impeccable and the food was fabulous.

Seriously recommend this to anyone with a taste for a good Indian meal.

  • Visited February 2014
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