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The Indian Cafe Restaurant

94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (54 reviews)
“butter chicken” (43 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 27 April 2017 via mobile

A few years back I came here and had a meal which was not very nice and have not be back since. Last week we had a business dinner at Indian Cafe so it was a great opportunity for me to go back and try...More

Thank evagnz
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Without doubt I the Indian Cafe to be the best Indian restaurant I've experienced in NZ. The food is fantastic and great value. If you enjoy a good curry then look no further!

Thank paul r
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Eaten here for years, their banquet take away is an absolute bargain. They make proper hot if you like that kind of thing. go to Indian food at a great price.

Thank Dingers-bad-eats
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We weren't expecting such excellent Indian food in a side street in Neilson!! The chicken korma was rich and creamy, the lamb tandoori chops very flavoursome. Good value for money as well.

Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We chose to visit this restaurant on a Friday night without a booking. The staff found us a good table. The food was excellent. The samosa were enjoyable and so were the two dishes we selected. The restaurant has a Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence...More

Thank Graham F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We loved everything about our lunch here. The atmosphere out on the patio was great, and we're still talking about the food. There were 6 of us, so we ordered a bunch of things and shared. The onion bhajias, garlic naan, butter chicken were especially...More

Thank haylaura
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I've become a regular now. The food is always amazing and the wait it never to long. The staff are always friendly. And it is not over priced. The lunch menu is fantastic and so is the dinner meal.

Thank Shenae M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a great restaurant, attentive staff, absolutely wonderful vindaloo, samosa and saag lamb, but the naan and tandoori roti were the best I have ever had. This place is brilliant!

Thank WNGT2
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My wife and I love Indian food. We both felt that our meals here were among the best Indian food we'd had anywhere. In fact, it was one of the best meals we had in New Zealand. If you happen into Nelson and like spicy,...More

Thank BucksCountyWanderer
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We love Indian food, and this restaurant touts "best of" for several years. It was not crowded at all when we went, however, after we were seated, we waited 15 minutes before anyone even served us water. They apologized, and seemed a bit confused. Main...More

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Restaurant Details

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