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Gateway To India Restaurant

202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
2507554037
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Ranked #36 of 269 restaurants in Nanaimo
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Romance
Description: Gateway to India has been located in the heart of Nanaimo for over 20 years. Specializing in Indian cuisine, we provide our community with authentic Indian dishes. Dine in our modern contemporary Indian designed restaurant where we are capable of seating up to 100 patrons. We have a full bar and lounge where we specialize in making the best tasting mojitos!Find our food in local grocery stores and costco.
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Good for: Romance
Description: Gateway to India has been located in the heart of Nanaimo for over 20 years. Specializing in Indian cuisine, we provide our community with authentic Indian dishes. Dine in our modern contemporary Indian designed restaurant where we are capable of seating up to 100 patrons. We have a full bar and lounge where we specialize in making the best tasting mojitos!Find our food in local grocery stores and costco.
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very surprising modern decor hidden in this gem in Harewood. the food isn't that bad although I am a lover of Indian cuisine I would give It a 7/10. Beautiful place for a casual date and nice night out

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Penticton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This has been by far the best Indian Food in Nanaimo that I've come across. We had several dishes here, all of them were very delicious. The only negative for me is that it's not necessarily family friendly, at least not for smaller kids as there are no highchairs or booster seats available. A drawback for us as we would... More

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Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Don't be deceived by the slightly run down exterior of this curry house. The interior is super luxurious, elegant and as tasteful as any $ 100 plate steak house. Ordered butter chicken, korma and coconut chicken, allu gobi, eggplant and nan. All spectacular dishes, individually flavoured and definitely distinctive. Rich tasty and cooked by a Professional chef - small pieces... More

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Nanaimo
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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have finally found an Indian restaurant that fits the bill. Our meals were delicious with lovely service too. Will will certainly return for another meal here.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had been told to go to Gateway to India, and elegant jewel (the exterior is very deceiving) in the Harewood neighborhood of Nanaimo, many times and finally did a year and a half after we'd moved to the island. The only negative was that we couldn't believe we hadn't tried it sooner! I emailed in advance to inquire about... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This elegantly sophisticated restaurant has morphed from its long ago wonderfully inexpensive home cooked Indian food (favourite student eating place!) version to its present day moderately priced, attractively presented present day incarnation! Friendly with an upbeat vibe, this is our go to place for birthday celebrations! Great margaritas, too!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Hands down one of the best Indian restaurants in Vancouver Island. Tried this restaurant in October 2013 after reading good reviews on TripAdvisor and we weren't disappointed at all. Food was fantastic and we absolutely loved their chicken curry and lamb biryani! Please visit if you are in the Nanaimo area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We went to Gateway to India Restaurant today at the suggestion of some friends we were with and all six of us were astonished by the terrible service we received. Firstly, it took fifteen minutes for us to be seated although there were multiple tables available. Waitresses were slow and it was hard to identify employees as they wore very... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Went to Gateway to India for a birthday dinner because they have served us amazing food in the past. The excellent, friendly Scottish waitress was not there this evening. Instead, it seemed that they were training two very young and very inexperienced waitresses on a Friday night. We ordered an appetizer, a drink and a main course. I drank my... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

There is much more to this great restaurant than meets the eye when driving by! The decor inside is much more impressive than the exterior would suggest. I'm really glad I've now made my way inside a couple of times--once with my son, and once with my wife and another couple. I've enjoyed chicken curries, lamb curry, as well as... More

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