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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%
Travellers talk about
“butter chicken” (48 reviews)
“curries” (48 reviews)
“naan” (30 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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51 - 60 of 640 reviews

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Ordered the mushroom appetizer, lamb curry, and garlic naan. The food was great but the glass of malbec I ordered had beach-flies in it :/ The service was a bit slow.

Thank Yevgeny P
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Great food and great service and reasonable prices. This place always delights. A really great example of how to provide a fantastic, relaxed dining experience.

Thank 0jacquiew
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This is such a cute restaurant in Nelson. Their patio was so enjoyable on a nice spring evening. Good food and service. It had a great fish masala and mango chicken.

Thank sfagin0
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This was recommended to me by the place I stayed at. Food was delicious and it came surprisingly quickly for Indian fare. Unfortunately the person serving me was not very knowledgeable about the wine selection and as a consequence, I got served a wine that...More

Thank JJawandering
Reviewed 25 November 2017

They fitted us in on a Friday evening without a booking but I recommend you book as it is very popular. We had a great meal and the portions were the biggest I have had at an Indian in NZ. The staff were very friendly...More

Thank GuyandDi2017
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal. The sauces were a little lighter than normal, which we liked. The meats were extremely tender and the naan breads well cooked and plentiful for the money. The drinks list was limited in terms of by-the-glass wines, but those offered were...More

Thank Kiwipj
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We have tried every Indian restaurant in the Nelson area and most of them are quite good but nothing special. Another visit to the Indian Cafe confirmed that it is the best in the area. It is also set in a lovely old house. The...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 17 November 2017

As we really wanted to get away from all the fried food (we are vegetarian) one safe bet is typically an Indian restaurant. This one in Nelson tops many previous experiences. The young lady who waited us was extremely kind and made us the best...More

Thank Louise E
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Ordered the prawns spinach curry, can't recall the name. It was good, big prawns, great taste. There wasn't much customers around during my visit, only 3 tables occupied including mine. Wonder why since the food is great.

Thank Stephy_SL
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

For some reason it’s hard to get really good tandoor cooking in many Indian restaurants. They seem to favour large oil drum sized vats of butter chicken which is ladled out as customers order it. This restaurant is the real deal. I had tandoor chicken...More

Thank Gillian O
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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