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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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This has to be the best Indian in town. Great menu and service and really helpful with gluten free options!

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1 Thank integra896
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Kathakali specialises in the tastes of Southern India. A house speciality is their dosa, a pancake-style snack and a popular street food from the tropical state of Kerala. Perfect for lunch, or maybe as a starter to a dinner, it's a tasty dollop of vegetable curry, or masala, wrapped in a crisp rice-flour pancake and accompanied by chutneys and a... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have been to Kathakali a handful of times and have never been disappointed. More recently the food has been good rather than the 'acceptable' that I would have given it in years gone by, so I don't know if the owners are new as I am not a regular. Having turned vegetarian in the last few years I choose... More 

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1 Thank Tease-Reddy
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

What awesome flavours, fantastic menu at really good price. Awesome staff, we dine here so often, it is the best Indian in NP :)

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1 Thank JCT999
Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Looking for dinner on our stay in New Plymouth. Read the reviews and tried Kathakali. It was one of the best Indian meals we have eaten. Certainly don't come here if you want the same Indian food as everywhere else - if you want to try things you won't get anywhere else then come here. Pepper mushrooms and the roast... More 

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1 Thank wellingt0nkirby
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

If your image of Indian cuisine is of Murghal curries of different colours gurgling in bain maries, this is an entirely different experience. Clear flavours, great spices, stunning dosai, good wine selection, professional service and reasonable prices. We'll be back. Thanks Kathakali!

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1 Thank Hatepe
New Plymouth
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Third time visiting this restaurant - the reviews always seem so good but we've had average meals each time. They seem to want to rush you out the door. Not really suitable to a large group like ours as we couldn't sit together. Didn't think much of the food at all. Sorry but things need to improve.

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1 Thank warrigal10
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Great food and friendly knowledgeable staff, especially useful as this is not your regular Indian cuisine. Good to try different dishes. We will be back.

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1 Thank Chris M
New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Dinner was such a disappointment - won't be going back. Starter - lentil donuts where solid and heavy and couldn't eat them. Cam with lentil dhal which had more chunks of pumpkin than lentils! Main - dosa was a very oversized dry brittle pancake with a curry flavoured mush in a pile in the middle. It didn't come wrapped but... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The curry is very spicy and you can order medium, hot or very very hot (the way we prefer our curry). Service was very good.

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?