We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Indian Cafe Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
Website
Today
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

554 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 536: English reviews
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

Helpful?
Thank Fran043
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Only place we order Indian from takeaways and sit in, never had a bad meal. Caters to you tastes - definately worth a visit

Helpful?
Thank 19mw10
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is my favourite Indian restaurant in Nelson. The food is perfect for my taste, the staff and very friendly and I frequent this at least once a week.

Helpful?
Thank whispering-soles
Napier, New Zealand
Level Contributor
54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My second visit to this little gem. I came last year and it was good. Returned this week looking forward to some more delicious food and was not disappointed. We opted for the Banquet for 2. 4/5 different curries with beautiful light and fluffy rice. Fresh nan all washed down with a nice drop of wine. What's not to like.

Helpful?
Thank teddybear2009
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Recommended by our accommodation hosts and we was not disappointed. We visit twice the food is very tasty and service and value was very good. We would certainly recommend.

Helpful?
1 Thank gm2872016
London
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The food is great and it's a nice environment. However.... the staff seem young and inexperienced. The lady taking the order double checked it was what I requested 3 times while I was in the middle of eating. I was also asked 5 times if everything was ok with the food by 3 different waitresses. They whisked any plate away... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AndyReviewsYou
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

As good as i have had anywhere. Highly recomend the beef vindaloo, chicken tika masala and butter chivken

Helpful?
1 Thank SouthPacificTravellr
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent meal every visit, great busy atmosphere. Minimal menu getting a bit old but the food is outstanding. Great friendly service. Eat in or take out food is always good, never had a poor meal here.

Helpful?
1 Thank Hellfire28
Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

the cafe was very busy as they also do takeaways, but we did not have to wait too long for service. the food was delicious, we shared a vegetarian entree which was really good and plenty for2. we each had different mains and we both enjoyed these

Helpful?
1 Thank eliereps
Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
228 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We liked the look of this restaurant and the delicious smell of food as we walked past. It was very busy and we ordered the food was very disappointing and salty. The staff were good and attentive but it was not up to scratch.

Helpful?
1 Thank RPRedman

Travellers who viewed The Indian Cafe also viewed

Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
 
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
 

Been to The Indian Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Indian Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?