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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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“curry” (57 reviews)
“butter chicken” (46 reviews)
“naan” (29 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 30 July 2013

We had this recommended to us by my sister and brother in-law and found it to be fantastic. The quality of the food was superb and the staff were all very helpful and friendly. Judging by how packed the place was it is clearly no...More

Thank Kirsty B
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

We went in on a saturday night and it was quiet full. The staff was very busy but still very friendly. We had our table for 2 quick and again, very friendly Service. Our drinks and entree came after a short time, for the mains...More

Thank J-Chef13
Reviewed 13 July 2013

We tried these guys a few months ago as sit in diners, and the food was just incredible. Last night, we decided to try again and ordered take out. We had a little wait for the food to be delivered, but it was SO WORTH...More

Thank katewebster02
Reviewed 4 July 2013

Having visited this restaurant without planning to go out to eat (enticed by the lovely smell wafting into the air outside!) we are now regulars, visiting on average once a fortnight. The food is just delicious, the service very good and we always end up...More

Thank melanie s
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Fantastic Indian food, cooked just the way we like it. Good sized portions and compared to others, the pre-cooked meats in the curries were not rubbery and bland...just delicious! Friendly staff, a great atmosphere while we waited 20 mins (on a busy Friday night -...More

Thank Zippynobungle
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We are locals, and being of indian descent fussy about what we eat. This is the second time I've eaten the food in the last month, was happy with the curry, flavoursome and tender meat, but the rice....awful oily, I've not had such rice at...More

Thank thebrixtons
Reviewed 11 June 2013

A group of my friends and I visit this restaurant monthly as it has excellent food and service (we have tried every other Indian restaurant in the region and this came out on top).

Thank Shells36
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Excellent food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere, and fairly priced. If you are in Nelson this is a restaurant you should dine at. It is located in a 1920's bungalow style house. It also has outdoor seating. It has a warm atmosphere and children are welcome....More

Thank JH C
Reviewed 5 May 2013

According to our Nelsonian friends 'The Indian Cafe' is Nelson's Nr. 1 Indian. And on our first visit we would have happily signed that. On the second visit though the food was more than average which letf us wondering if they had a change of...More

Thank nAndyn
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Visited on this recommendation & we were not disappointed. Had been advised the servings were quite large...so we shared 2 mixed entree platters between the four of us. Then only ordered 2 curries with rice & naan bread...we were glad we had because we were...More

Thank jotibarker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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