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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%
Travellers talk about
“butter chicken” (46 reviews)
“curry” (55 reviews)
“naan” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

For great tasting food and quality service, The Indian Cafe cannot be beaten. Denise and the team welcome everyone into a warm and friendly atmosphere. The food is always tasty and beautifully cooked.

Thank Alli C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It's a fine balance between trying to taste the menu and not ordering too much but we're getting better on each visit. Lovely spicy curries, great service and good value for quality.

Thank pennyt675
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I think this is the best Indian food in Nelson. It's delicious, affordable and served by friendly staff. They also provide a takeaway and delivery service. It's set in a lovely central location in an old bungalow. Worth a visit

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Being Indian ourselves, we just about never go out for an Indian meal - unless we're eating out or ordering food to take away from The Indian Cafe! The tandoori platter is a fav and makes for a stupendous meal teamed up with the nicest...More

Thank laitlass
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Just visited for grabbing some takeaways - was really good - especially the lamb chops, the seekh kebab felt a bit off but the pakoras & chicken tikka was great Awesome service and great selection of mains - which I had to miss as I...More

Thank Sunil K
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 14 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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