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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
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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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
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It was a Sunday evening, the cafe was not full and had a pleasant atmosphere. There was a nice mixture of couples, families and friends, and my table for one didn't seem so lonely. My starter, a side dish platter, arrived quickly and was well-presented...More

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Based on other reviews on TA we paid this place a visit last night. My wife and I both love good Indian food and we both really enjoyed the food here. The Tandoori lamb chops entree were especially good...I could have eaten more of them...More

Thank Stewart S
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best curry dinners we have ever had. True flavours and generous portions. If only the poppadoms were a bit better and the sauces free, it would definitely qualify for 5 stars.

Thank Tea8255
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff, yummy meals (we got takeaway) but not a lot (if any) spice in the curries. In fact we weren't asked if we wanted hot medium or mild. Perhaps that's the way it is here in Nelson but if you are looking for classic...More

Thank Cathybann
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Fancied something spicy for dinner, wasn't disappointed. Staff were friendly, service was quick despite it being reasonably busy. Didn't order a starter and was glad of this when the Lamb Rogan Josh arrived. Very generous portion with a big bowl of rice included in the...More

Thank Ponddweller
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The homely setting, warm & friendly atmosphere has us returning time & again. From the kitchen through to the front of house, service is personal,prompt & attentive. The food is just the best Indian this side of India & affordable!! Love the diverse crowd, from...More

Thank Juanita H
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I just hate bad Indian, and these guys are nothing like that!! Amazing food with very well developed flavours and excellent balance. Great portion sizes too!! Hands down the best Indian with 100km of Nelson

Thank IT-GuruNZ
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Went for dinner with small group of firends. lovely night with friends and ambience. very busy a great sign.

Thank potterp183
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I have been lucky enough to travel the world! I spend a few months in India in 2016 and for a man that loves Indian food, it's hard to find any restaurant outside of India that passes the taste test. Upon arriving in Nelson I...More

Thank RichardHuckvale
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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, Business meetings, Kids, 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
  • 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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