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The Indian Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have eaten here often and it's consistently great food. If you like Indian food, you'll enjoy your meal here. As you may already know, the 'heat /spice' of dishes varies from place to place. The Indian Cafe is near the higher end of the scale, so select medium or mild if you don't want it too hot. The Beef... More 

Thank Graham S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food go often with friends for a fun night, great value for money. Highly recommend if your into Indian food this is the best I've had in a long time. Very authentic.

Thank Donna W
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Indian food. Serving sizes are huge. Place is very popular with locals, so do make reservations before you go, especially for dinner. We ended up eating there twice during our visit to Nelson since our 7 year old son absolutely loved the place.

Thank ManojD75
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

always go here as go to place love it always know what to expect. lunches also are the best. we get tikka chikken as entree size dahl makani raita garlic nans. the rogan gosht is mmmmmm look every single dish is amazing service is top of the line and affordable to . what more could one ask for i just... More 

Thank beingmaggie
Mandurah, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very popular restaurant and deservingly. The food was authentically Indian and beautifully cooked and presented.

1 Thank Linda P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner tonight after reading the many wonderful reviews. My husband and I had the banquet for 2. The starters were delicious and came out very quickly as did the mains. The curry was good however the experience was slightly ruined by the almost hour long wait for the dessert, which turned out to be a single scoop... More 

1 Thank Shannon S
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here often and have even had take out delivered. The lady who often serves us is always quick with a smile and friendly. 2 currys and 2 naans feed all 3.5 of us and works out cheaper than any of the main takeaway places but at much better quality. Definitely the best in Nelson for a busy family... More 

1 Thank Josephine M
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This resturant has very good curry and the service was very good too it was a busy night but they managed to still provide good service

1 Thank KiwiTravlla
Perth, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dissapointed that I will be leaving Nelson before I can make another visit to this excellent curry house. For curry fans it is a must.

1 Thank Tom M
Middleburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read good reviews for this restaurant but sadly our dinner did not match expectations. We waited 45 minutes after being served our entres for our mains which were rather bland and lacking the depth of flavor that I expect in good Indian food. Our table outside and surrounds were not particularly clean and one was fairly game for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 4089
Come and visit us for the most authentic taste of Indian cuisine !! Situated right in the heart of the Nelson CBD, our warm and homely surroundings will add to your whole dining experience.

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