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Himalayas Indian Restaurant

830A Colombo Street | City Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-377 8935
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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830A Colombo Street | City Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Christchurch on a very wet Tuesday afternoon and about 6pm we had to venture out for sustenance. This was the closest restaurant to our motel, so in we went. The food was excellent, Their idea of "medium" matched our expectations, the Garlic...More

Thank LindseyRAuckland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is fantastic and reasonably priced. We had a banquet for six, excellent food. Huge menu choice. Couldn’t fault anything, great location, easy parking, roomy restaurant. The service was top notch 100% plus for everything. Well worth a visit. We will definitely return.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We picked the Himalayas from a review in the Lonely Planet guide. It was about a mile from where we were staying - but we’ll worth it. The staff were welcoming and efficient. As luck would have it, we were there at the same time...More

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Visited for dinner on a Sunday night. We were quickly seated with menus, beverage list and water all appearing in no time. Food was very good, with many choices from a comprehensive menu. Struck up a nice conversation with one of the waiters which was...More

Thank scoot-eer-man
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We had gone out as family and friends of 11 people. We relished the meal and enjoyed it a lot. It is the beat place to eat Indian food in christchurch, with so much variety of food. Simply amazing. Sikhar was amazing with his service....More

Thank Herbert D
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on our way back to our motel and ordered the lamb rogandosch, buttered chicken, garlic naan and veggie rice....there was a large party of burly guys who were definitely into their cups and felt they had to scream to be heard. After...More

Thank Johnlovesgolf
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We were at Himalayas on Christmas Day for a take out. It was so busy as most restaurants were closed on that day. Our food pick up was delayed and we had to leave for a scheduled tour at 8:30 pm. The restaurant staff agreed...More

Thank Roopal M
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I love this place , I recommend the makhani paneer. Great service and they do takeaways. One of the first places to re-open after the earthquakes and I’m glad to see they are still going strong

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 22 November 2017

First time we have visited Christchurch since the earthquake a couple of years ago. Not too many restaurants available but we definitely picked one that would definitely be amongst the top no matter how many there were to choose from. My wife and I visited...More

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Christchurch was the last stop of our NZ tour and we were feeling food sick. We wanted to have Indian food badly. We had awesome Palak Paneer here. It was delicious and Naan was very good too. We liked cheese pakora also. We loved the...More

Thank Maithili S
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it's too late an answer but no its not a BYO.they have a full bar .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830A Colombo Street | City Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 8935
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Himalayas: Indian at its Best where people encounter the real authentic Indian cuisine. We at Himalayas always try to provide our guests a memorable and enjoyable dining experience with mixture of cuisines from India especially from Punjab and Himalayan regions. Himalayas team has unspoiled enthusiasts, who perpetuate the deeply rooted ways of Indian cooking and who aspire to fill the dining room with satisfying aromas. Located in the heart of Christchurch, at 830 A Colombo street North, between Salisbury and Peterborough Street, Himalayas is within easy walking distance central city hotels and motels.Himalayas is back in a brand new building, with new feel and look outside and new decor inside. This is complemented with quality and authentic Indian food, which is definitely a change to people’s usual.
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