We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Indian Cafe Restaurant

94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (54 reviews)
“butter chicken” (43 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
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (592)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

51 - 60 of 573 reviews

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We ate prior to an evening engagement and on arrival the waiter confirmed the time we needed to leave. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. The food was excellent from a wide menu. Comfortable ambience, great all round.

Thank KaritaneMartin
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The food wasn't authentic at all...nor was it fresh...totally wasted money n the food...will not recommend this place for Indian food...

Thank Ruchika C
Reviewed 16 March 2017

It’s been a year since we holidayed in Nelson and one of our compulsory things to do is have a meal at the Indian Café. Good news is that it was worth the wait, quit simply it was fantastic.

Thank traveller35302
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Our four day stay in Nelson was topped off by a visit to the Indian Cafe. We were not sure it was still open for lunch, but it is. It's a short walk from the main tourist area that has a million restaurants, well worth...More

Thank hmsharleyd
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I have been to this restaurant a few times now and every time it does not disappoint. The staff are always friendly and welcoming even when they are rushed off their feet. The food is fresh and prompt to arrive and the drinks selection is...More

Thank nat01242
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We have our normal which is far from normal. Shared Tandoori lamb chops , followed by chicken and mushroom marsala for my wife with Dingri Prawns for me. Oh, and a bottle of Gwertztraminer. Must try something else one day. Nah. No

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, great price, good service, what more could you want. There was a definite hum to the atmosphere and was very busy for a Monday evening. The menu was extensive the wine list was good but only a limited selection if buying by the...More

Thank MartinCamilleri
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have been before and when we are in Nelson it one place we don't miss. The best Indian food I have tasted. Had the banquet for two, so didn't have the difficulty of choosing (they are all good dishes). The Kulfi (cardomon icecream) is...More

Thank Babsy52
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is Always great with Gluten free options for my daughter and husband. Nice pleasant setting. Great wine & beer list. Delicious naan bread for me.

Thank Fran043
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Only place we order Indian from takeaways and sit in, never had a bad meal. Caters to you tastes - definately worth a visit

Thank 19mw10
Nearby Restaurants
Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery
393 reviews
.13 km away
La Gourmandise
179 reviews
.13 km away
The Free House Inn
79 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Queen's Gardens
160 reviews
.30 km away
Nelson i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
139 reviews
.37 km away
Suter Gallery Nelson
107 reviews
.27 km away
Nelson Provincial Museum
112 reviews
.29 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Indian Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing