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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 28 May 2014

Great food, with an excellent choice of menu. Very good friendly attentive service. Good value, a must if you like Indian cuisine!

Thank angef261
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We arrived without a booking on a Sunday night at 7pm, and the place was packed, busy,busy, busy. After a couple of minutes we were allocated a table in a nice little corner, vey cosy. The service was first rate, polite, efficient, friendly. Given how...More

Thank michael l
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

One of the best Indian meals we have had - if we revisit Nelson we would definitely want to return. Good service too.

Thank WaipukRolly
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Very popular eating place in the middle of Nelson. Best to book a table or go after 7.30. Gets noisy when busy as ceiling I slowish. Service quick and pleasant, food enjoyable and sensibly priced

Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Lovely Lamb Chops, they were top notch, the medium Butter chicken was very tender and a mild flavour, large portion too. Da Miss had veggie curry and the veggies were slightly crunchie where we would normally expect them to be softer. We would come again

Thank Cameron4611
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Best indian I've ever had and the atmosphere im the place was great. Highly recommended. Would definately go back

Thank Eimearnails
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Forget London's Brick Lane, this is the best Indian I have had, and what are the chances it would be in my home town? Great staff, great location, full menu, proper Indian beers - all adds up to an authentic dining experience, right down to...More

Thank 1K_Informed
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Have to agree with other reviews. Really tasty and great value. Friendly courteous staff. Would definitely recommend if you want an excellent curry with excellent value you won't be disappointed.

Thank 51joa
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

We went to this place on the reccomendation of our hotel, and we were expecting some really good food. It was average. The restaurant itself, which appears to be a converted old craftsman house, was cute. The service was great as well. But the food...More

Thank JasonB2727
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We used to live in Nelson and were regulars at Indian Cafe. Went back to visit 7 yrs. later, and it is still as wonderful as ever. It is a gem and Denise goes above and beyond to make people feel comfortable and happy. The...More

Thank sleddogz
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Restaurant Details

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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