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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%
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“curry” (53 reviews)
“naans” (34 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

From walking past the delicious smells issuing from here would tempt anyone and it is one of our go-to destinations in Nelson. All the food is authentic, tasty and interesting. The setting is unusual in an old 'villa' and there is always a lively buzz...More

Thank jacaranda360
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to be able to get a booking as they had 2 very large groups in. The atmosphere was amazing as everyone there were enjoying themselves. Four of us had a Shared special with one of the best starter plates we have had...More

Thank paulruss72
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Food is AMAZING! A must if your going to nelson. Come here after you go to The Free House just across the road. They have great service. Good cooking times and friendly wait staff. I recommend getting dhal makani and garlic nan bread. (Sorry...More

Thank Fabulous F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, generous portions, although a bit pricey. Sharing three mains for four people is usually enough, assuming you don't want to feel stuffed at the end of the meal. In the past, the Freehouse pub across the street has been OK with customers ordering...More

Thank sfordjasiri
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the restaurant for lunch and chose to order from the lunch menu. We particularly enjoyed the freshly baked nan ordered to accompany the standard lunch menu dishes.

Thank JoDubaiUae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a Sunday evening, the cafe was not full and had a pleasant atmosphere. There was a nice mixture of couples, families and friends, and my table for one didn't seem so lonely. My starter, a side dish platter, arrived quickly and was well-presented...More

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on other reviews on TA we paid this place a visit last night. My wife and I both love good Indian food and we both really enjoyed the food here. The Tandoori lamb chops entree were especially good...I could have eaten more of them...More

Thank Stewart S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best curry dinners we have ever had. True flavours and generous portions. If only the poppadoms were a bit better and the sauces free, it would definitely qualify for 5 stars.

Thank Tea8255
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 18 June 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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