Maharaja Indian Restaurant in Canterbury Menu

  • Beef vindaloo
    • A typical Goanese style meal. Beef morsels cooked in chef’s
  • Beef madras
    • Beef morsels cooked in a hot and spicy coconut...
  • Beef vindaloo
    • A typical Goanese style meal. Beef morsels cooked in chef’s
  • special dynamite...
  • Peshwari naan
    • Fine flour bread stuffed with fruits and...
  • Stuffed Kulcha
    • Fine flour bread with stuffin of your choice. Onion and potato cottage cheese cottage cheese and mint minced...
  • parantha
    • Multi layered buttered wholemeal bread.
  • Roti
    • Traditional wholemeal bread cooked in the tandoor...
  • Garlic naan
    • Fine flour bread, with a touch of garlic.
  • Butter naan
    • Fine flour bread, with a touch of butter.
  • Plain naan
    • Fine flour bread, usually served with tea or..
  • Naan platter
    • A combination of Plain/Butter/Garlic Naan served with Mango Chutney, Tomato Chutney, Raita and Tomato Onion and.
  • Side dish platter
    • Deep fried crispy lentil wafers, served with a selection of our
  • papadoms
    • Popular deep fried crispy lentil wafers, served with homemade mint sauce. Enjoy this as an appetizer or alongside your main...
  • Chilli chicken
    • Done the Indian way and is Vijay’s...
  • Chicken jalfrezi
    • Suculant chunks of chicken cooked to perfection with extra onion, tomatoes, capsicum and a wee touch of vinegar to produce a medium to hot...
  • Butter tikka masala
    • A perfect blend of two of the finest North Indian dishes. This dish is perfect for those looking to upgrade from Butter...
  • Butter chicken
    • Creamy boneless chicken morsels cooked in a rich tomato...
  • Mango chicken
    • Delicasy of the house. To suit everyones taste. Tender chicken morsels prepared in a very mild gravy with a touch of...
  • Dahl chah
    • Lentils simmered with finely diced marinated chicken on a slow fire and tempered with onion, ginger, garlic and a touch of coconut. One of our favourite maharaja dishes. Really enjoy the texture. -Nic & Megan...
  • Tandoori chicken
    • Skewered chicken marinated in traditional yoghurt and...
  • Prawn maharaja
    • A royal taste of fresh shelled prawn curry prepared in a lightly spiced creamy...
  • Prawn maharaja
    • A royal taste of fresh shelled prawn curry prepared in a lightly spiced creamy...
  • Prawn malabari
    • Fresh shelled prawns cooked in coconut, vinegar, capsicum topped with...
  • Lamb shanks
    • Lamb shanks cooked to perfection done in a rich brown sauce with garlic, ginger and loaded with...
  • Lamb bhuna
    • If lamb is your weakness, then this dish is a must. Succulent pieces of tender lamb cooked with capsicum, ginger, garlic and complimented by fried...
  • Kadai gosht
    • Lamb morsels roasted in natural juices with pepper spices. A touch of garlic, ginger and brown...
  • Rogan josh
    • A popular preparation of lamb curry from North India, A rich gravy, finished with green...
  • Saagh gosht
    • Lamb blended to perfection with fresh green leafy spinach and freshly ground spices to produce a classic...
  • Extra Plain Basmati Rice
    • Basmati is long-grained rice with an excellent...
  • Vegetable Biryani
    • Rice cooked with fresh vegetables and...
  • Chicken/Lamb or Beef Biryani
    • Rice cooked with morsels of your choice of meat and...
  • Tandoori Platter
    • A special selection of tandoori entreés. Perfect way to start any...
  • Maharaja Special Platter
    • For two people, Combination of few of the above entrees along with Vegetable Samosa. Served with homemade mint and tamarin...
  • Seekh Kebab
    • Freshly minced lamb blended with chef’s own combination of herbs and spices, skewered and roasted over glowing...
  • Lamb Chop Nawabi
    • Speciality of the house. Predominantly rich flavour lamb marinated in yoghurt and spices overnight and roasted to perfection in the tandoor...
  • Kesari Chicken Kebab
    • Boneless cubes of chicken marinated overnight in chef’s special selection of spices and roasted to perfection in the tandoor...
  • Chicken Tikka
    • Boneless chunks of chicken subtly marinated overnight in a special selection of spices and roasted to perfection in the tandoor...
  • Prawn Pakora
    • Fresh prawns with ginger, garlic and spices dipped in a special batter. Crisp fried and served with homemade mint...
  • Lamb Samosa
    • Minced lamb, green peas, mint, fresh coriander and spices filled into a pyramid shaped dough. Crisp fried and served with homemade tamarind...
  • Vegetable Samosa
    • Mashed potatoes, green peas, mint, fresh coriander and spices filled into a pyramid shaped dough. Crisp fried and served with homemade tamarind...
  • Onion Bhaji
    • Finely sliced onions dipped in special batter. Crisp fried and served with homemade mint...
  • Kadai Paneer
    • A great main dish for any occasion. Cottage cheese and colourful bell peppers, sauteed in a spicy tomato gravy with traditional...
  • Jeera Aaloo
    • Potatoes chopped into small pieces tempered with tumeric and cooked with a touch of cumin and fresh coriander. This dish will compliment any main...
  • Dahl Makhni
    • Lentils simmered in a slow fire overnight and tempered with onions, ginger, garlic and..
  • Channa Masala
    • A very popular yet traditional preparation of Northern India. Chickpeas cooked in chef’s special...
  • Aaloo Gobi
    • Fresh cauliflower and potatoes cooked with onion, tomatoes and ginger, served semi...
  • Mutter Paneer
    • Delicacy of the house. Home-made cottage cheese cooked in a rich mild creamy sauce with green...
  • Palak Paneer
    • A puree of fresh leafy spinach cooked with home-made cottage cheese, finished with spices and fresh...
  • Malai Kofta
    • Home-made cottage cheese and potatoes mashed with raisins, formed into a ball, deep fried and prepared in a thick mild...

Nearby Sample Menus

  • Tomato relish $1.50
  • Smoked bacon and pickled vegetable sammie with house chill sauce, fried egg, coriander lime mayo, and spring rolls + add shoestring fries $3.50 $20.00
  • Fresh range eggs $1.50 each
  • Chipotle hollandaise $5.50
  • Potato rosti $2.50
  • Honey maple roasted muesli, coconut yoghurt, saffron poached pear, seasonal fruit, passionfruit $13.00
  • Seasonal greens $5.00
  • Daily soup served with bread $12.00
  • Rogan Josh $10.00
  • Tikka Roll $10.00
    • Tikka Roll (Chicken/Lamb)
  • Turkey Daal $10.00
  • Fish and Chips $10.00
  • Kashmiri Naan $4.50
  • Garlic Naan $4.50
  • Tikka Malie Masala $10.00
    • Tikka Malie Masala (Chicken/Lamb)
  • Roti $2.50
  • (A) Chicken, Beef or Pork $18.00
  • Vegetarian Spring Rolls (4 pieces) $5.00
  • (C) Crispy Pork $20.00
  • (D) Lamb $21.00
  • (B) Combination Meats $18.00
  • Mussamun Curry $10.00
    • served with rice
  • Deep Fried Tofu $10.00
    • Served with sweet chilli sauce and crushed nuts
  • Yum Sam Krob $21.00
    • Spicy fresh chilli & vegetables with Crispy tiny fish crispy prawns and crispy squid
  • Moroccan lamb with prunes and almond $19.00
  • Banoffee Pie $7.90
  • Black Forest Gateau $7.90
  • Smoked barley and vegetable Falafel with hummus and tanini (3 pieces) $12.00
  • Pil Pil marinated Chicken strip, battered and saved with chilli jam $12.00
  • Large $10.00
  • North African roll with salad (2 pieces) and charmoulla sauce $10.00
  • Moroccan Tagine slow cooked lamb and quince $12.50
  • Oven Roasted Chicken N/A
  • Italian Dressing N/A
  • Chicken Teriyaki N/A
  • Ranch N/A
  • Apple Slices N/A
  • Tomato N/A
  • Lettuce N/A
  • Jalapenos N/A
  • Sauerkraut Grilled Cheese $10.00
  • Miso Daikon w Mushroom and Toasted Grain Congee $60.00
  • These are small complimentary dishes to our wine list. They will be served when the bar is open from 4pm and throughout the evening for those that would prefer a snack and a glass of wine.
  • -Add Wiled Greens $3.00
  • Blue Cheese Paté and Crackers - $12.00
  • Served between 12-2 Wednesday - Saturday. Wine beer and Coffee options available.
  • Served from 6pm - 11pm Wednesday - Saturday. (Bar opens at 4pm)
  • ·Soup w Toasted Bread
  • Lemon Blue Cod $13.50
  • Mushrooms $3.00
  • Pot of Boiled Rice $5.50
  • Chicken with Black Bean Sauce $12.50
  • C (8-10 servings) $108.00
    • Chicken cashew nuts, roast pork chop suey, sweet & sour wonton, pottles fried rice, Pottles fried noodles, steak and black bean sauce, pork in Szechuan style, wonderful taste chicken, lemon fish
  • Steak Fried rice $12.00
  • A (3-4Servings) $48.00
    • Beef cashew nuts with vegetables, chicken fried rice, Sweet & sour pork, vegetable noodles
  • Prawn Chop Suey $13.50
  • Open Steak Sandwich. In toasted panini bread : steak, onions, mustard, salad, mayonnaise and egg. Served with fries. $14.90
  • Garlic or Pesto Bread Large $6.00 / Small $3.00
  • Hot Chicken Salad. With our special thai sauce and fresh salad. $18.90
  • Mediterranean Schnitzel. Spicy crumbed cordon bleu beef stuffed with cheese and ham. $19.90
  • Pate' and Toast $9.90
  • Fish of the Day. Fresh Blue Cod served with fresh salad and fries. $13.90
  • Vegetarian Nachos $11.90
  • Chicken Satay. Ever popular tasty chicken kebabs and satay sauce. $18.90
  • Breakfast is available at Robbie’s until 12pm
  • Prime Ribeye or Surf & Turf $30.90
    • A premium 250 gram ribeye steak accompanied with your selection of sauce, thick cut fries and salad.
  • Roast of the Day $18.90
    • A Robbie’s favourite! The chef’s choice of prime oven roasted meat, served with roasted seasonal vegetables and gravy.
  • Seafood Chowder $13.50
    • A taste sensation! Filled with seafood and served with the chef’s choice of bread.
  • Catch of the Day $26.90
    • Succulent fillets of fish either in beer batter or pan fried, served to you with fresh lemon, tartare sauce, salad and fries.
  • Soup of the Day $8.90
    • Robbie’s own wholesome homemade soup served with the chef’s choice of bread.
  • Chicken & Bacon Stack $28.90
    • Generous stack of grilled chicken breast, bacon and roast vegetables served on a seasoned potato mash with a herbed white wine sauce.
  • Lamb Shank $21.90
    • A hearty meal of tender braised lamb shank, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Eggs Benedict $24
    • with smoked salmon and wilted spinach
  • Lentil Burger $19.5
    • Lentil, cashew and coriander patty sitting atop crisp salad on toasted bread and hummus  finished with avocado and fermented beetroot chutney
  • Bacon & Eggs $15.5
    • Two eggs any style, with bacon and Hislops toast
  • Energy Salad of the Day $17
    • Warm turmeric roasted veges on  seasonal greens, topped with feta and toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds with a date and lemon dressing
  • Salmon Quesadilla $18.5
    • Spinach tortilla filled with smoked salmon,  herbed pesto, sundried tomato and tasty cheese served with a seasonal salad
  • Coconut Rice $17.5
    • With kasundi mushrooms, wilted spinach, and a poached egg
  • Red Pepper Sauce $1.5
  • Chia Cream Bircher $9.5
    • Chia seed ‘cream ‘ with almond and raspberry, layered with house-made  organic bircher, fresh fruit, sweet dukkah
  • Lamb Combo $13.50
    • Curry+Rice+Naan+Soft Drink(355ml)
  • Lamb Madras $9.50
    • A favourite with those who enjoy their curry hot. lamb cooked in hot spices.
  • Chicken Madras $8.50
    • A favourite with those who enjoy their curry hot. Boneless chicken cooked in hot spices.
  • Lamb Biryani $10.50
    • Basmati rice cooked with lamb in an exotic blend of spices.
  • Chicken Combo $13.00
    • Curry+Rice+Naan+Soft Drink(355ml)
  • Lamb Vindaloo $9.50
    • A hot dish, made world famous by the chefs of Goa. It has a Portuguese influence. It is cooked with vinegar, capsicum & whole spices.
  • Vegetable Korma $8.50
    • Vegetables cooked in a creamy sauce made of almond paste, cream & spices
  • Aaloo Mattar $8.50
    • Potato and green peas sautéed with Indian spices.
  • Chicken Drumsticks $12
    • Rubbed with secret spice blend, smoked for 2 hours
  • Chicken Wings $15 / doz
    • Smoked chicken wings, tossed in BBQ or buffalo sauce
  • Ranch Slaw $5
    • White cabbage, red cabbage and carrot mixed with our housemade ranch dressing.
  • The Mess $20
    • Fries topped with mac n cheese, pulled pork & BBQ sauce.
  • Mac N Cheese $5
    • Macroni elbows in our creamy cheese sauce
  • Beef $12
    • Beef Brisket with slaw & bbq sauce on a toasted brioche bun
  • 3 Meats $30
    • Pick 3 meats (100g each) + 2
  • Kids $12
    • 1 Meat + 1 Side
  • Little Shawty’s pizza, your choice of little carnivore or Hawaiian $8.00
  • Seafood Laksa, served with rice noodles in an aromatic Asian spiced broth $29.00
  • Free range chicken, pan seared with garlic & sage served on a bed of linguine pasta with a medley of exotic mushrooms and bacon $32.00
  • Duck fat spiced potatoes
  • Eggs
  • Smokin Chicken - pomodoro sauce, smoked chicken, roasted cashew nuts and cream cheese drizzled with spicy apricot sauce $20.00
  • House made muesli, served with natural yoghurt and berry compote $12.00
  • $4.00 each
  • -double $8
  • Toasties $8
    • 2 or 3 filing grilled between white or wholegrain bread
  • Rollmops Single $6
    • pickled herring, rolled around onions & gerkin, served on a bed of lettuce & fresh bread
  • Broodje Kaas $5
    • your choice of our specialty dutch cheese on fresh buttered bread
  • Wedges $7
    • seasoned wedges served with sour cream & sweet chilli sauce
  • Broodje Haring $10
    • Raw salted herring served with onions & fresh bread
  • Krokets
    • Beef, Chicken, spicy beef, salmon or Vege. Served with fresh bread & mustard
  • van Dams Special $15
    • 2 krokets, 3 bitterballen, fries, bread, salad & sauces
  • Saumon Au Pistou Fillet of Akaroa salmon served with a sweet basil pesto sauce sautéed asparagus and coriander rice timbale -
  • Grilled Lamb cutlets with a rosemary and French mustard crust, -
  • Crêpes Façon Suzette Crêpes served with an orange and Cointreau coulis, topped with homemade vanilla bean ice cream -
  • Marinated chicken bites crumbed in spicy corn chips -
  • King prawns cocktail with saffron aioli -
  • Chicken thighs skewers marinated with ginger and fresh chilli paste -
  • Lamb Shanks Marinated, braised then chargrilled lamb fore shanks -
  • Fresh fruit skewers marinated with mint and rum -
Maharaja Indian Restaurant

Maharaja Indian Restaurant



452 Papanui Rd, Papanui, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8053, New Zealand





Opened hours

Monday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Tuesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Wednesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Friday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Saturday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
price range


$10 - $20




service level


Table Service



Asian , Gluten Free , Indian , North Indian , Vegan , Vegetarian



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452 Papanui Rd, Papanui, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8053, New Zealand