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The Indian Cafe

94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“butter chicken” (49 reviews)
“curries” (50 reviews)
“naan” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 662 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 4th Indian restaurant we have tried over the past year in Nelson. Very friendly people, service was great. Food was brought out in a great timely manner. The food was nice but felt it lacked a bit in taste. Spiciness factor, Indian...More

Thank ninabW4008SP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only did they provide impeccable service and tasty food; they happily assisted to help me with running repairs to my boot so I could carry on with my evening and not have to go home. you guys get my vote! Thanks heaps

Thank Corrin M
Paul L, Owner at The Indian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad that your recent visit to us was enjoyable and we thank you for your positive feedback. Its really appreciated from The Indian Cafe family.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is in a warm friendly space (old house). The staff are friendly. The servings are tasty and large. Perfect venue for a pleasant Indian meal. Have been here a few times over the years and never disappoints. Good value too.

Thank JulianHarris
Paul L, Owner at The Indian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad that your recent visit to us was enjoyable and we thank you for your positive feedback. Its really appreciated from The Indian Cafe family.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems everyone in Nelson recommends this Indian restaurant. Having eaten there I can see why. Superb food, staff great, host lovely. The potato naan bread was a revelation, and the tandoori mixed grill was delicious and huge. Good value too.

Thank emmafrey
Paul L, Owner at The Indian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad that your recent visit to us was enjoyable and we thank you for your positive feedback. Its really appreciated from The Indian Cafe family.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great curry never disappoints ; marked down rating due to service at end. Was eating with friends who had starters and alcoholic beverages and waitress insisted splitting bill three ways (leaving me out of pocket) I had asked to pay for my meal bit she...More

Thank peekatfood
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We dine at the Indian cafe quite regularly, and it NEVER fails to satisfy. Top quality food (the meat is always perfectly cooked and tender), generous portions, and excellent service. Great atmosphere, and sheltered outside tables for those lovely sunny NZ days. Not to be...More

Thank dmbooth90
Paul L, Owner at The Indian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad that your recent visit to us enjoyable and we thank you for your positive feedback. It is really appreciated from The Indian Cafe family.

Reviewed 21 May 2018

The owner of the B&B where we were staying recommended The Indian Café so we walked over for dinner. We had lamb vindaloo, palak paneer, garlic naan and a bottle of Shiraz. The food was hot and spicy just like we ordered and the service...More

Thank DarylJ552
Paul L, Owner at The Indian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad that your recent visit to us enjoyable and we thank you for your positive feedback. It is really appreciated from The Indian Cafe family.

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We eat here a lot and always love the food and the portion sizes are huge. Tonight I mistakenly put in an order to collect at the wrong branch and thet sorted it all out for me even though it was completely my fault. Best...More

Thank philippac655
Paul L, Owner at The Indian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad that your recent visit to us enjoyable and we thank you for your positive feedback. It is really appreciated from The Indian Cafe family.

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Seriously, it’s the best Indian restaurant in Nelson! Their dishes are lovingly prepared, wonderfully seasoned and 100% delicious. You can dine in and takeaway, and they have very generous portions. My husbands favourite is butter chicken and I love the lamb sagwala. I fully recommend...More

Thank trixygladstone
Paul L, Owner at The Indian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

We are glad that your recent visit to us was enjoyable and we thank you for your positive feedback. It is really appreciated from The Indian Cafe family.

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

One of the Best Indian Restaurants I've Been To. Nice layout with different rooms. Tasty food comes in little metal dishes. Naan bread for days.

Thank Daniel R
Paul L, Owner at The Indian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

We are glad that your recent visit to us was enjoyable and we appreciate your positive feedback. It is really appreciated from The Indian Cafe family.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Meals
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
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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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.
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