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The Indian Cafe Restaurant

94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (53 reviews)
“naans” (34 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely staff, yummy meals (we got takeaway) but not a lot (if any) spice in the curries. In fact we weren't asked if we wanted hot medium or mild. Perhaps that's the way it is here in Nelson but if you are looking for classic...More

Thank Cathybann
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fancied something spicy for dinner, wasn't disappointed. Staff were friendly, service was quick despite it being reasonably busy. Didn't order a starter and was glad of this when the Lamb Rogan Josh arrived. Very generous portion with a big bowl of rice included in the...More

Thank Ponddweller
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The homely setting, warm & friendly atmosphere has us returning time & again. From the kitchen through to the front of house, service is personal,prompt & attentive. The food is just the best Indian this side of India & affordable!! Love the diverse crowd, from...More

Thank Juanita H
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I just hate bad Indian, and these guys are nothing like that!! Amazing food with very well developed flavours and excellent balance. Great portion sizes too!! Hands down the best Indian with 100km of Nelson

Thank IT-GuruNZ
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Went for dinner with small group of firends. lovely night with friends and ambience. very busy a great sign.

Thank potterp183
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I have been lucky enough to travel the world! I spend a few months in India in 2016 and for a man that loves Indian food, it's hard to find any restaurant outside of India that passes the taste test. Upon arriving in Nelson I...More

Thank RichardHuckvale
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I can recommend this restaurant for those who are looking for a good curry. Second time there and same as the first, great service, great food and I go for the butter chicken.

Thank Joy C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Ordered two dishes, butter chicken and lamb korma, both had lots of sauce and were way too sweet, (cook fell over carrying the sugar bowl?), garlic naan was nice

Thank nelsonneil
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Wonderful food and great service. Not the first time we've eaten there. Quality of service and food is consistent. This time we were a walk-in, no booking. Staff found us a table on a busy evening food was its usual great quality and the Kingfisher...More

Thank 779jim
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We've never had a bad experience dining at the Indian cafe and this time was as good as ever. Swift and courteous service and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend this restaurant for those who are looking for a good curry.

Thank KaritaneMartin
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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
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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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