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The Indian Cafe Restaurant

94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (53 reviews)
“naan” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:00All hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

Went here twice and both times we had to wait over 45 minutes for our meal. We asked for medium spicy both times and each time it had absolutely no spice at all. All in all, a very average restaurant with slow slow service. We...More

1  Thank realalaskan
Reviewed 21 October 2011

The food at this place was really good, the only thing that lets it down is that you are waiting well over an hour to get it. We were there early and the place was more or less empty. Don't know what holds them up,...More

1  Thank budsey23
Reviewed 7 August 2011

I was a weekly visitor to the Indian Cafe until I went on a saturday night with friends. Starter good, main course not to the table after an hour. We were over the experience by then and told the waitress we would pay for what...More

2  Thank MainlanderNelson
Reviewed 4 August 2011

The best curry i have ever had! food, amazing. service, amazing!! the lady called denise was very friendly and really helpful. good work!

Thank alicia086
Reviewed 7 May 2011

I'd always used this place for takeaway and eaten it across the road at the freehouse (awesome pub by the way). As a takeaway place normally can't fault it, sure the wait times are high but they're normally on the money with the estimation of...More

2  Thank FourPintFriday
Reviewed 4 May 2011

Flavors are excellent Ambiance is excellent Value is excellent

Thank ACNZ
Reviewed 16 March 2011

owner...bit of a snoot because we did not have a booking. Really? There were empty tables and we sat on the back patio which opens up directly to the dirt parking lot. It's not like it was white table linens and wait staff in tuxedos....More

Thank back2mac09
Reviewed 11 December 2010

The restaurant was packed when we arrived but we were quickly found a table. The starters and curries we both had were excellent but felt we were totally ripped off with the drinks (Kingfisher) - who got the rest of the bottle from which our...More

1  Thank sally4holidays
Reviewed 18 November 2010

I probably have dinner here every two weeks... it's the best Indian restaurant in Nelson and the best I've found in New Zealand. Ambience is excellent and it's good to see that a traditional NZ villa can work as a restaurant; there's also an outside...More

Thank MainlanderNelson
Reviewed 5 September 2010

This is the best Indian restaurant in Nelson and we have many to choose from! The service is normally slow but worth the wait and food takes over an hour on a Friday or Saturday.

Thank WorldTrax
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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