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The Indian Cafe

94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“butter chicken” (46 reviews)
“curry” (55 reviews)
“naan” (29 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 7 November 2017

We love eating here, nice ambiance, great service, excellent food. Bookings on busy nights a must. They deliver as well which is handy.

Thank Kate T
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Been here so many times, never disappointed. Just my suggestion if they could do Free Range butter chicken as their optional menu.

Thank pamela i
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Consistency and great flavours, our favourite place for a meal out. Get there early as it's always popular and there can be long waits. The veggie options are good, especially the dahl.

Thank Anne E
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Top quality Indian food in a nice eating space that looks like it was once a family home, with speedy and friendly service. No wonder it is so popular.

Thank Simon_B651
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I absolutely adore this restaurant. Hadn't been out in a while, took a date out and it was excellent, as always. The food is amazing, the staff very friendly and the venue is cozy and welcoming. Best indian restaurant in town.

Thank The_Friwi
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Been here numerous times, haven't written a review before but I have plenty of great things. How they manage to cook chicken that perfectly every single time baffles me... it's divine. Nice atmosphere, lovely young waitresses, fair pricing, great quality meals, great size meals. Very...More

Thank HappyasNeil
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Had a great night out at The Indian Cafe with our cousins. Delicious food and great service! Totally recommend!

Thank SilenaKK
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Nice Indian food with high quality ingredients. Buzzy atmosphere and good service. We enjoyed our two visits.

Thank TomR_London
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The restaurant was chosen due to the very good reviews and it lived up to expectations as the atmosphere, decor and service were all very good. The food we chose was also excellent and the quantities were all just right. Great value for money.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I've been coming to The Indian Cafe for a number of years now when on business, I just moved to Nelson and in the last 6 months we've been there about 10 times and this really is the best in NZ. Denise and the guys...More

Thank Andy A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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