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202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
2507554037
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Gateway to India has been located in the heart of Nanaimo for over 20...
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

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  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food. Very authentic.

As others have already said, the place sure isn't much to look at on the outside. But inside is quite nice (if a little dimly lit) and comfortable. We were there on a Monday evening, and were seated immediately. My companion and I shared the $30 grilled meat and seafood selection that included Nan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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  • Romance
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As others have already said, the place sure isn't much to look at on the outside. But inside is quite nice (if a little dimly lit) and comfortable. We were there on a Monday evening, and were seated immediately. My companion and I shared the $30 grilled meat and seafood selection that included Nan bread as well. We also ordered... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We always order takeaway, though the restaurant itself is very beautiful and the service staff seem quite friendly. The food though.... OHH the food! Amazing food. I love Indian Food above all others and I have had the privilege of trying many different Indian restaurants - this one is one of the best! The samosas a delicious and very uniquely... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Do not be put off by the unprepossessing outside - this restaurant is nice inside and clean too. The food was outstanding and very genuine. We had prawn and chicken pakoras to start which were so juicy and not greasy. The chicken with coconut, fish curry and lamb dish were perfect. We wouldn't mind a Bollywood channel on the TV... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The outside of this restaurant isn't that impressive, I have passed it many times and never thought of going in, until a friend said to try it. We did tonight and was surprised when we walked in. It was so nice and clean and well organized, the staff friendly, and the delicious spicy Indian food smells. We ordered 4 dishes,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Do not judge this restaurant by the outside, once you walk through the door it is a much different experience. The restaurant is spacious, comfortable seating and extremely clean. The service was prompt and well informed about the menu choices. With all these elements in place the food was even better. I had the spicy potatoes as an appy with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Don't be discouraged by the exterior of the restaurant. Pink stucco. Interior is very tasteful. Had lunch and very pleased. Yummy curries and amazing naan. Definitely will return.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

its my third time eating here and i think the foods delicious. If you like spicy or mild, just ask the waitress if you can have hotter or milder. Great restaurant for vegetarians, i still haven't tried all the vegetarian dishes, nor the desserts, I've been too full. i do eat seafood and the Tandoori prawns was so good! and... More 

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Gabriola, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Delicious - tasty curry chicken sauce. Surprisingly interior. Great for a wedding feast. Definitely a return visit for sure.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

What a surprise!! Looks like nothing from the outside, but oh when you step into this India Restaurant your senses are assaulted with delicious fragrances that seem to draw you into this magic and lovely setting. Meals are mouth watering, generous, and have a delightful presentation. Romantic, oh yes! and roomy enough for a group or family.

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I can hardly even write this review with the hungering inside for the perfection and delicacy that is the Gateway to India samosa. There was a time I became so addicted I had to find a way to replicate this masterpiece and it's chronic companion, mango chutney. Many years and attempts have passed, and yet nothing, nowhere, has come even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 2507554037

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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