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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%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (53 reviews)
“naans” (34 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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21 - 30 of 547 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a great restaurant, attentive staff, absolutely wonderful vindaloo, samosa and saag lamb, but the naan and tandoori roti were the best I have ever had. This place is brilliant!

Thank WNGT2
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My wife and I love Indian food. We both felt that our meals here were among the best Indian food we'd had anywhere. In fact, it was one of the best meals we had in New Zealand. If you happen into Nelson and like spicy,...More

Thank BucksCountyWanderer
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We love Indian food, and this restaurant touts "best of" for several years. It was not crowded at all when we went, however, after we were seated, we waited 15 minutes before anyone even served us water. They apologized, and seemed a bit confused. Main...More

Thank eikogirl
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

Thank Rosemary30
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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.

Thank KaritaneMartin
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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...

Thank Ruchika C
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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.

Thank traveller35302
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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...More

Thank hmsharleyd
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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...More

Thank nat01242
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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

Thank Neil C
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Restaurant Details

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