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“Best Indian this side of ... well, India”
Review of The Indian Cafe

The Indian Cafe
Ranked #4 of 186 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$21
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Forget London's Brick Lane, this is the best Indian I have had, and what are the chances it would be in my home town? Great staff, great location, full menu, proper Indian beers - all adds up to an authentic dining experience, right down to the Indian after meal freshener. Staff are genuinely pleased to see you, food is to die for, and as a local I would not go anywhere else.

For the beer snobs out there (its a good thing) the Indian Cafe happens to be across the road from the Free House, which is likely the best non-affiliated pub in the South Island. Its like some sort of social engineering experiment to have fine craft beer and perfect indian so closely located.

The Indian Cafe is always a pleasure to take friends and visitors as it is reliably better than most (all?) other Indian restaurant options in town, or around NZ. The only real surprise are the extremely reasonable prices.

You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Have to agree with other reviews. Really tasty and great value. Friendly courteous staff. Would definitely recommend if you want an excellent curry with excellent value you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

We went to this place on the reccomendation of our hotel, and we were expecting some really good food. It was average. The restaurant itself, which appears to be a converted old craftsman house, was cute. The service was great as well.

But the food was just average. We've had Indian food all over the world, including at a fabulous place in Wanaka called the Spice Room on this trip. We had the Chicken Korma and Lamb Madras. The Madras was overly greasy and over spiced somehow. The Korma was better, but lacked that punch of flavor that we love. The garlic naan was too droopy to dip well, but tasted good otherwise.

Like I said, just average. Certainly adequate, but we were hoping for better after such a strong recommendation.

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

We used to live in Nelson and were regulars at Indian Cafe. Went back to visit 7 yrs. later, and it is still as wonderful as ever. It is a gem and Denise goes above and beyond to make people feel comfortable and happy. The Dahl Makani and Palak Panerr are to die for.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I have been living in sunny Nelson for 3 yrs now and have been a regular at this restaurant ever since The food is consistantly excellent and the service is always warm & friendly. if your travelling to Nelson, this Indian cafe is not to be missed food is simply delicious

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