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The Indian Cafe

94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“butter chicken” (48 reviews)
“curries” (48 reviews)
“naan” (30 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We are regulars at this restaurant. We have found the food to always be excellent. We have never had a meal we haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. It is a popular busy restaurant so sometimes there might be a wait but they always let you know in...More

Thank Tynie14
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Chose to eat here despite the 1 hour wait for food. Was very disappointed when I got home to find I only had 2 Curry’s (we ordered three) AND that one of them wasn’t what we ordered. After talking on the phone with the manager...More

2  Thank tomarps30
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

An old house turned restaurant is the perfect location for boutique Indian cuisine. We often frequent the team here because not only is the food A-Class but the service from the staff is always top notch. If your looking for an relaxed meal with some...More

Thank Ginjay N
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We didn’t actually ate here, but had their delicious food delivered to the lovely Free House across the street. The food pairs very well with the beer on offer there.

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Good selection of curries and entrees. Everyone had something different and all were happy. Service was good and the restaurant was very busy. We were told there would be a wait but we were happy to sit and talk and have a few drinks. Would...More

Thank mikeb54qw
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food. The size of the tandoori entrees is very generous as well. It was very busy but the service time was excellent too

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 31 December 2017

A table was arranged to us despite fully booked inside when we where freeezing outside where we had booked. We loved the food, also vegan option. Would have returned to this restaurang of a longer stay in Nelson.

Thank 222leenae
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Really disappointed. We were visiting Nelson and we were keen to try this place regardless of the 45 minute wait for food. We were originally going to be seated inside, but then we were told our table had been given away. We then took a...More

1  Thank Sports_Foodie
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Nice ambience, food, and service. Food was served as expected. Kadhai paneer worth a try. Banquet worth to try. Options from mild to really Indian hot. Very spacious. Affordable prices.

Thank TarunNegi
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Once again another excellent meal from these guys, it just gets better every meal, highly recommended to all Indian lovers

Thank IT-GuruNZ
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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