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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
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had a nice lunch in this place, the dish of the day was really good for a correct price and the cheese garlic naan are just awesome. The service was really professional, simply a good place .

1 Thank Quent D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, service and atmosphere !! A favourite choice for a meal out/takeaway in our house. Often busy but they will always let you know accurate wait times.

1 Thank Lily S
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Love the golden atmosphere in dining room. Friendly, smiling staff. Best Indian food I've tasted and lots of it.

1 Thank Annie M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I come to visit family once year from the UK and each time I make sure we come here. The food is out of this world, amazing flavours and the homemade Indian ice cream is very moorish. Staff are very friendly and well worth the money. Can't wait to go back next time I am in NZ.

1 Thank scouser1978
Portobello, New Zealand
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

it had been raining all day in Nelson, unusually and we were looking for a place to eat as we are currently on holiday in the North of the South Island from Dunedin. Then we found this smashing place, with a real atmosphere, very friendly, accommodating staff and delicious food. The Peshwari Naan w as especially tasty- the best we... More 

1 Thank PaulMaryReet
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Reasonably fast service for a long weekend, very resonably priced! Only complaint was that their level of spicing is very weak!

1 Thank andyemorris
London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Very tasty Ruby in a most unexpected location. Very reminiscent of the better UK high street curry houses that pride themselves on fresh food. Hard-working chefs & front-of-house staff serve up really tasty curries, & thankfully not a massive menu, but plenty of variety. Portions are large, we had 2 mains with rice, dal & rot I& couldn't finish it... More 

1 Thank Kevin J
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78 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We did go very early so we had no trouble getting a table. Menu was basic Indian fare but that was as far as it went. Admittedly, it was the best Indian food we have had in New Zealand (but there is little competition in our experience )...a word of warning to any Brits thinking of going there...this is NOTHING... More 

1 Thank wizbud
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Another visit to Nelson and another visit to The Indian Cafe. If this isn't the best Indian restaurant in NZ I don't know what is. The depth of flavour is incredible. You don't just get meat and spice you get FLAVOUR. Highly recommend them but you may need to book as every time I've been they've been pretty busy.

1 Thank Brian1million

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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, Kids, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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