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.

“Great Food If You Love Indian”
Review of The Indian Cafe

The Indian Cafe
Ranked #4 of 186 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$21
Cuisines: Indian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My wife and I love Indian food. We both felt that our meals here were among the best Indian food we'd had anywhere. In fact, it was one of the best meals we had in New Zealand. If you happen into Nelson and like spicy, do yourself a favor. It was a busy Saturday night and we had no reservation, but they found space. My only regret was that I overate. It was just too good.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank BucksCountyWanderer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (610)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

65 - 69 of 610 reviews

Reviewed 30 March 2017

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.

1  Thank eikogirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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.

Thank Rosemary30
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Indian Cafe also viewed

Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
 
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
 
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
 

Been to The Indian Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing