Indian Minar came into existence in 2007 and was the first Indian restaurant in Ashburton. Indian Minar is not simply considered a restaurant. Customers have defined it as a "culinary experience", complete with authentic surroundings, fine details, and a friendly staff. The menu is extensive and complete, inspired by North Indian cuisine and topped off with a list of premium wines. In addition, Indian Minar is also fully licensed to serve alcohol. Indian Minar is located on the main street of Ashburton and is able to seat between 60-70 people in a two-story building.