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The Indian Cafe Restaurant

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94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was just down the road from our accommodation and even though it was not peak season and mid week, was absolutely full which always bodes well for good food. We weren't disappointed. The food was delicious, well explained by the waitress, prompt service and reasonably priced. We can highly recommend.

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Thank Rosemary30
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate prior to an evening engagement and on arrival the waiter confirmed the time we needed to leave. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. The food was excellent from a wide menu. Comfortable ambience, great all round.

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Thank KaritaneMartin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food wasn't authentic at all...nor was it fresh...totally wasted money n the food...will not recommend this place for Indian food...

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Thank Ruchika C
Cromwell, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s been a year since we holidayed in Nelson and one of our compulsory things to do is have a meal at the Indian Café. Good news is that it was worth the wait, quit simply it was fantastic.

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Thank traveller35302
The Villages, Florida
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our four day stay in Nelson was topped off by a visit to the Indian Cafe. We were not sure it was still open for lunch, but it is. It's a short walk from the main tourist area that has a million restaurants, well worth it. Order the lassi, I had sweet, my husband had mango. Perfect with any meal.

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Thank hmsharleyd
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant a few times now and every time it does not disappoint. The staff are always friendly and welcoming even when they are rushed off their feet. The food is fresh and prompt to arrive and the drinks selection is superb. There is literally something here for everyone. There is even a lovely outdoor seating... More 

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Thank nat01242
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have our normal which is far from normal. Shared Tandoori lamb chops , followed by chicken and mushroom marsala for my wife with Dingri Prawns for me. Oh, and a bottle of Gwertztraminer. Must try something else one day. Nah. No

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Thank Neil C
Nelson, New Zealand
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great price, good service, what more could you want. There was a definite hum to the atmosphere and was very busy for a Monday evening. The menu was extensive the wine list was good but only a limited selection if buying by the glass. A very good experience and we will definitely return.

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Thank MartinCamilleri
Jervis Bay, Australia
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been before and when we are in Nelson it one place we don't miss. The best Indian food I have tasted. Had the banquet for two, so didn't have the difficulty of choosing (they are all good dishes). The Kulfi (cardomon icecream) is to die for. The service is brilliant, staff very, very friendly. Prices reasonable.

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Thank Babsy52
Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is Always great with Gluten free options for my daughter and husband. Nice pleasant setting. Great wine & beer list. Delicious naan bread for me.

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Thank Fran043

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?