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Indian Minar

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300 East Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
+64 3-308 1076
10:00 - 22:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love getting take away! This restraunt is always on top of things service is amzing and food is so good.

Thank Samanthac19933991
West Coast Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here on Easter weekends. The staff was very friendly and helpful but the food lacked the quality. Asked for hot Vindalo and was not anywhere near hot. Also, the gravy was watery. The portion size was good and the price was also reasonable. I am a big fan of hot curries; it was not up to my expectations.

Thank Scottie700
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was there for dinner last week with family and found everything excellent, ordered Bhuna Chicken, Lamb Roganjosh and garlic naan, Service was very good and food was up to the mark, will definitely visit again.

Thank Mac19792721
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Chicken in some meals was undercooked not just a little but basically raw. Those meals were also nearly cold, suggesting they were not freshly cooked rather reheated. After saying they would remove the cost of the meals they then tried to charge us for them. A disappointing experience

2 Thank Ljrolli
Ashburton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Was really craving Indian and decided hubby and I would have it as it's been a while since we've had it from here. I must say I was a bit disappointed in the flavour. The punch wasn't there. Not as in spicy because we get mild but just the usual flavour punch was missing. Also the lids on both my... More 

Thank beepea34
West Coast Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

very average food and service, nothing special but at $21 curry price for a lamb rogan josh you won't expect runny gravy and a few pieces of mutton not even lamb. Trying to explain to the manager, who hardly understand English, was a daunting task. Would not recommend to anyone.

1 Thank 99gemma26
Rangiora, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times and always had good experience. But it seems like it has got new Napelese management. The guy on the front counter who claims he is the new owner was wearing a dirty cap and other cloths. Not a nice look. The food was flavourless and over priced. Chicken was chewy. We left... More 

2 Thank rangi430
New Delhi, India
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The luncheon was delicious and the service was great.We had reserved a table for us a day earlier and everything as well sorted prior to our arrival.

Thank LachmiPunjabi
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

I was staying in Ashburton for two days. Found this restaurant on trip advisor. I ordered one chicken korma and some onion bhajees. The chicken was chewy and gravy too sweet. Onion bhajees were very oily and burnt. The whole night I had light stomach pain. Won't be eating Indian for a while now. The service staff seemed friendly but... More 

2 Thank wagnorneal
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Great service! Despite us keep changing orders, the waitress (im not sure whats her name but she is Nepalese) did not get annoyed or anything and gladly took our orders. Great food here as well, i would recommend their lamb kebabs and curries (butter chicken and mango). If you're dropping by Ashburton, please do drop by here :))

Thank Jeryl J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 East Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-308 1076

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?