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The Indian Cafe

94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curries” (46 reviews)
“butter chicken” (46 reviews)
“naan” (29 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were a large party of 9 and the staff did a great job meeting our varied needs. They even let us move tables after a table became free closer to the open French doors. Food was amazing! Plenty to share. Highly recommend.

Thank Pauline M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dinner on a Monday. Very busy. Possible 45 minute wait reduced to 15 min. Excellent food, wine and service. Shared tandoori chops, Dingri prawns for me. Chicken mushroom marsala for her. Same as last time. Great.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very welcoming staff and nice ambience. The entree was fresh and tasty and the lamb vindaloo is the best vindaloo we've had in New Zealand. Reasonably priced, we'll be back!

Thank fralau19
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On holiday from the UK which means another visit to the Indian cafe, the food is out of this world and makes the long flight worth while. The staff are always friendly and go the extra mile to ensure you enjoy your visit. Good priced...More

Thank scouser1978
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food and they delivered it to the free house (great craft beer) across the road for us as recommended by our Airbnb hosts. Restaurant looked good inside too if you would prefer to eat in.

Thank bpepper7
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to the Indian cafe on a weekend trip to Nelson. I have a tree nut allergy so usually avoid Indian food but the staff were amazing. The manager arranged with the chef to ensure my meal was safe and checked on me during...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have reviewed before, continue to go, am writing again because consistency is spot on! YUM! Chicken Korma for the win!

Thank HappyasNeil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with the family at this wonderful restaurant. We went after reading Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Almost the entire menu was gluten free. We had 2 meat dishes and 2 vegetable dishes and all were cooked perfectly. Staff were friendly and attentive....More

Thank Appl3an
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regulars at this restaurant. We have found the food to always be excellent. We have never had a meal we haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. It is a popular busy restaurant so sometimes there might be a wait but they always let you know in...More

Thank Tynie14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose to eat here despite the 1 hour wait for food. Was very disappointed when I got home to find I only had 2 Curry’s (we ordered three) AND that one of them wasn’t what we ordered. After talking on the phone with the manager...More

2  Thank tomarps30
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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