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“Everything was delicious!”
Review of The Indian Cafe

The Indian Cafe
Ranked #6 of 175 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$21
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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.
Cary, North Carolina
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Everything was delicious!”
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We loved everything about our lunch here. The atmosphere out on the patio was great, and we're still talking about the food. There were 6 of us, so we ordered a bunch of things and shared. The onion bhajias, garlic naan, butter chicken were especially delicious. The owner also gave us a great tip to head up to the Centre of NZ located right there in Nelson. This was a quick drive and hike to a an awesome viewpoint.

  • Visited February 2017
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English first
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely ”
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I've become a regular now. The food is always amazing and the wait it never to long. The staff are always friendly. And it is not over priced. The lunch menu is fantastic and so is the dinner meal.

Visited April 2017
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Vindaloo and Naan to travel for”
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a great restaurant, attentive staff, absolutely wonderful vindaloo, samosa and saag lamb, but the naan and tandoori roti were the best I have ever had.
This place is brilliant!

Visited April 2017
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Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Food If You Love Indian”
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.

  • Visited March 2017
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USA
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Supposed to be the best, but it has slipped!”
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.

Visited March 2017
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