Kerala cuisine in Christchurch challenges the norm

“There's a new style of Indian cuisine in Christchurch. Called Kerala cuisine, it's totally different to the vast majority of Indian restaurants in town.

Putting a twist on what we've come to expect from curry is Tamarind Restaurant. The pure south Indian eatery opened last Friday at 105c Riccarton Rd.”

zest, the press



Opening Night Event

On Friday 1 December, Tamarind Restaurant & Bar - offering delicious Southern Indian cuisine - celebrated its grand opening on Riccarton Road.

Owners Renju George and Honey James, along with Chef Riju from Kerala, are proud to serve up authentic cuisine boasting an intelligent combination of potent spices and coconut.



Tamarind joins the south Indian taste revolution

"Tamarind on Riccarton Rd  is very different from Southern Spices but equally praiseworthy. This is a restaurant that aims more to introduce Westerners to Keralan cuisine from its location in the midst of Christchurch's restaurant row, with a well-designed booklet menu that explains the background of Keralan food"




Exceptional Indian Eats

Tamarind Restaurant & Bar has a new chef and a new menu.

Chef Riju is just off the plane from Bahrain and bring a wealth of knowledge of the cuisine from his home, Kerala region of South- West India.