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“Great food, great service”
Review of The Indian Cafe

The Indian Cafe
Ranked #4 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$22
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, 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.
Nelson, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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“Great food, great service”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

From the time of arrival, being met by smiling faces and a warm welcome to the time you leave this is an excellent night out. Denise and her team make you feel very welcome and nothing is ever a problem. Do try their wonderful entree of lamb chops - DEVINE! I have not had a bad meal there. They have a large room too for family gatehrings, meetings, promotional evenings etc....

  • Visited June 2014
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Paul L, Owner at The Indian Cafe, responded to this review, 12 October 2014
Thank you for your comments and we are glad that your visit to us was enjoyable !!
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great Food, just slow”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Had the chicken tikka masala (hot) for $18 and it was good. I was expecting a crummy bland and tasteless sauce based on my past New Zealand Indian food experiences. Rice was pretty good too. Only gripe was the slow service. It took more than 40 minutes to get our food. Servers were generally nice. Overall it was a nice place as it felt impossible to find a place open on a Sunday nice in the city centre.

  • Visited July 2014
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Whitianga, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

My husband is the world's fussiest restaurant critic and even he loved this restaurant. The food was divine the atmosphere was great and the staff and service outstanding

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Excellent indian, great atmosphere, lovely staff”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Restaurants live off their reputation in Nelson and The Indian Cafe reputation is well earned. I'm a local and a regular customer. I've seen it grow out from the tin pot little unknown place it once was to one of the most popular restaurants in town. The food is consistently great probably as a result of most of the cooks and staff having been there for years. Can't say much more than I've always enjoyed going and will continue to do so. Hope you do too.

  • Visited July 2014
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“definitely live up to their reputation”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Having had many meals here over the past few years, can say the food is fabulous, the servings generous, and when we took the grandkids last Friday night, the staff couldn't have been more helpful, plus its always been a warm and toasty enviornment in winter

Visited July 2014
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