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Namasthe, welcome to our kitchen - a small Aotearoa sanctuary to the tantalising aromas and tastes of Southern India (Kerala style) cuisine. Locals and visitors to New Plymouth may recall our original flagship offering, under “Kathakali Restaurant”.  While the name Kathakali is no more, the legend of fine Kerala cuisine in New Plymouth, cradled in Kathakali has grown-up into the sophisticated and modern offerings of its off-springs - Arranged Marriage New Plymouth and Arranged Marriage Palmerston North.

Key to our success since, is our unwavering mantra of providing our valued diners with an authentic Southern India dining experience at a truly affordable price. The friendly professional dispositions of our kitchen and front of house team in delivering on this mantra is harmonious, yet uncompromising. This is evidenced through our excellent Trip Advisor ranking and none more than the hum of a full restaurant of smiling and happy customers - many of whom are repeat guests we know and greet by name.



Jacob and Sree

Our story, the story of Arranged Marriage embodies the story of people from a faraway land who have embraced their new found homeland, put in the mahi, learned the local culture and are proud to have made a pulpable difference to their local hospitality landscape.

The fusion of the local customs and mana whenua of the local Iwi (Te Atiawa) with the local traditions of our (Sree’s and Jacob’s) birthplaces were a common thread woven together adroitly by local architect Murali Bhasker (principal of Boon Architects) in the Arranged Marriage name and fit-out.

We welcome you into our sanctuary, let your taste buds be excited and aroused – there is something on our menu for everyone! Just relax and let our staff make your visit a truly memorable one!


New Plymouth Team


Palmerston North Team

We wish to sincerely thank all our dining guests and our suppliers for their valued and continuing support. Also, we wish to recognise the extensive knowledge of the hospitality, liquor retailing and wholesaling sectors possessed by Opportuna CA’s team.


Their sound business advice has not only been brought to bear to help us pivot through Covid-19, but they have been there right from the start to help guide us through the re-branding and transitioning to the new Arranged Marriage format – you might say, making the Opportuna CA and Arranged Marriage relationship a special “marriage” of sorts!”


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