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The Indian Cafe Restaurant

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94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Very good food, great service, a little expensive but good value and does takeaway. In the centre of Nelson and not far from Trailways hotel.

Thank glenslot
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Meals are of a very high standard and the best value Indian food available in Nelson. The restaurant is quite central and adjacent to a large car park.

1 Thank Robin T
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had traveling to Golden bay area on the way back to my town our group decided to stop over at Nelson for dinner so we decided to have dinner here all of us is a fan of Indian food the food here is above the average also with very friendly staff and the price is great if I have... More 

1 Thank Supachok S
Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just returned from dinner here and have to say the service was excellent. We did find the food a little bland so if you are used to "British" Indian food you may want to ask for spicy, not mild or medium. Having said that the waiting staff did all they could to make us happy, serving hot sauce to spice... More 

1 Thank Nile-The-Adventurer
Stockholm County, Sweden
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were very pleased with our visit to The Indian Cafe. Nice atmosphere , good spicy Indien food and friendly service. Leslie

1 Thank lesswes
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This is excellent Indian...we had lamb sagh and rogan josh and difficult to pick a favourite. Gets busy.

1 Thank Chris H
Perth, Australia
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425 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

What delicious food is served here, they really know how to cook. Service quick and busy, price very good. Seems a lot of the locals come here always a good sign. Best Indian I've eaten in a long long time. Highly recommend

1 Thank Jill M
Tasman, New Zealand
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135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, drink and service. A delicious and authentic Indian meal with great atmosphere and easy parking. Good value too.

2 Thank karenjG2649DT
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We had the meal deal ($27.99) & we thought that you choose 1 of each course but it turns out you get all 4 so you can have a portion of each. Turns out there was plenty for 3 of us & left feeling very full & happy. Nice staff & the food came out fast & hot. A nice... More 

1 Thank ChrisKim22
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Busy place but the service was good and food was delicious. We sat outside which was plesant. Seemed to be quite a lot of people coming for takeaways as well.

1 Thank Berries99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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
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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