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“Supposed to be the best, but it has slipped!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Indian Cafe

The Indian Cafe
Ranked #6 of 171 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$21
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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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“Supposed to be the best, but it has slipped!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Indian food, and this restaurant touts "best of" for several years. It was not crowded at all when we went, however, after we were seated, we waited 15 minutes before anyone even served us water. They apologized, and seemed a bit confused. Main dishes were very good. However, we always order papadam, and this was the WORST papadam we have ever had. It tasted like the oil was rancid, and they were not crisp. We actually had to return them. The person at the cash register said that they have a new supplier, and that they microwave them !!! (yuk!!!) I would not recommend this restaurant.

Visited March 2017
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Genuinely delicious food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was just down the road from our accommodation and even though it was not peak season and mid week, was absolutely full which always bodes well for good food. We weren't disappointed. The food was delicious, well explained by the waitress, prompt service and reasonably priced. We can highly recommend.

Visited March 2017
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“Excellent meal and service”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited March 2017
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“Not worth it ”
2 of 5 bubbles 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...

Visited March 2017
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Back again”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited March 2017
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