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€€ - €€€, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
85 Devon St West | Central New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4444
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
85 Devon St West | Central New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has been re-branded and has a new menu. We couldn't fault the food or the service it was fantastic. There was so many good choices on the menu we will be going back for more. I said to my wife that the spices...More

Thank Youngone51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly this restaurant has been rebranded as Koi but whatever it is called we had a great time. Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable; we didn't know there was such a thing as Indian Whiskey but we learnt about it and tried some which...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Wednesday 26th July 2017 was the first time my Wife and I have ever eaten at Pankawlla together, and I honestly have to say, that it was Excellent. The food was superb and the waiters and staff were on point to when ever the assistance...More

2  Thank Branden W
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing meal we had onion bhaji and Pakora, Minted Scallops to start we were excited for mains after.

1  Thank Sara G
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Eat your favourite Indian cuisine in a beautiful surrounding, the best decor in the city for that must have Indian meal. The food is excellent and they will cater to those who like it hot and those that don't and the staff are attentive. A...More

2  Thank Diane B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Traveling through New Plymouth I wandered the streets looking for the least disappointing meal I could. As someone who regularly travels to Melbourne for the amazing food my expectations for New Plymouth were realistically low. But they shouldn't have been! Pankawalla served excellent food to...More

1  Thank richardlustynz
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Took some locals here while up for WOMAD and they were pleasantly surprised. The rice was aromatic and lite, whilst all our mains were authentic, flavoursome and moreish. I particularly enjoyed the Chicken Jalfrezi and the sidewalk seating

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Wanted an Indian treat on a blustery winter evening. Chose butter scallops and plain naan. Six big fat scallops beautifully cooked with a creamy rich tomato sauce. Rice light and fluffy. Naan smokey and hot. Happiness for $25.00. Cool looking restaurant so looking forward to...More

1  Thank VicnJen67
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I had the butter chicken, mild, and was the best I've had in New Zealand, and I've had a few. Also really nicely designed and decorated restaurant will on street parking

Thank Jonathon E
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I ate here many years ago, when the decor was a little more basic, and I was struck by how carefully the food had been cooked, even for a lunchtime cheapy special. We went back here, and it's a bit more swept up, but in...More

2  Thank Michael W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Devon St West | Central New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 4444
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Contemporary upmarket authentic Indian Malay restaurant with a point of difference. We also specialise in craft beer and good selection of single malt/ blended whisky. Please ask about the upcoming tasting nights.
Private whisky lockers are also available.
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