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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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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 suits to young families. Great value!

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Thank Juanita H
Nelson
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Thank IT-GuruNZ
Nelson, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank potterp183
Nelson, New Zealand
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stumbled across The Indian Cafe and I can honestly say this is as close as... More 

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Thank RichardHuckvale
Nelson, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Joy C
nelson nz
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank nelsonneil
Gold Coast, Australia
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 complemented it.

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Thank 779jim
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank KaritaneMartin
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food and service - you can always rely on the standaed. Check out the bags made from recycled rice bags. Gorgeous

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Thank Paula H
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the atmosphere was warm and authentic, the service was attentive and meals were both quick and delicious.

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Thank bazandpaul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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?