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39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 8848
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12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended and it didn't disappoint. From the ambience through to the service through to the actual food - just fantastic. I have no hesitation to recommend this place to curry aficionados.

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2 Thank nzrckstr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The food was impeccable and the service was second to none. The staff were attentive and went out of their way to get to know us. I especially enjoyed my experience as I got to know the stories of the staff.

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1 Thank Peter D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Not a Tikka Masala insight - although there was a butter chicken but why would you? Best curry I have had since being in India. I have lived in the UK for several years and love my indian food - if you like a curry then this is a must visit if you are in New Plymouth

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Indianapolis
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had a great meal at Kathakali - my wife is still talking about the saag gosht (lamb and spinach). The restaurant was unexpectedly busy on a Sunday night but service was prompt and friendly. Based on our experience, Kathakali deserves its good reviews.

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1 Thank RWMIndianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

After searching the good Indian restaurant in town we found great one!we love the best food and friendly service here!highly recommended.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

On an unexpectedly rainy evening we came across this delightful Indian Restaurant in the centre of New Plymouth, and went upstairs to a very friendly reception and a really lovely authentic meal from Karola ( the region in Southern India from where the name comes ) . The home made rice bread was delicious and the meals both tasty and... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Two couples quite experienced with Indian food - we decided to give Kathakali a try for an evening meal instead of the lunches we normally have had there. Quite a step up in the variety of food available, and four very different, all excellent meals delivered. Quite spicy (we like our food much hotter than the average) but not over... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Really enjoyed our meal at Kathakali. My husband, son and I all had a starter, main and dessert and all of the courses were really tasty and delicious. Flavours were just right! Will recommend to friends.

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San Francisco, CA
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This seems to be a general issue in New Plymouth: service (for us and for diners we observed while waiting 30 min for takeout) was *very* slow. I called, placed a takeout order, they said 30 minutes, we show up 40 minutes later and food is not ready until an hour plus after the original call. The food was fine.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been to a South Indian restaurant one other time in my life in England and this brought back great memories. A bit spicier than your other run of the mill Indian restaurants, but the flavors truly come out. My girlfriend and I stopped in for dinner; I ordered the Chicken Mappas and it was incredible. My girlfriend took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 8848
Description
New restaurant

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