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Gateway To India Restaurant

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202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia v9r1t2, Canada
+1 250-755-4037
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
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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
Indian At It's Best

First impressions are deceiving, little shabby on the outside, but, once through the doors the décor, service and food were without a doubt one of the best places we have eaten in Nanaimo since moving here a month ago. We will certainly make this one of our favorite places to eat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Nancy649
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Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

First impressions are deceiving, little shabby on the outside, but, once through the doors the décor, service and food were without a doubt one of the best places we have eaten in Nanaimo since moving here a month ago. We will certainly make this one of our favorite places to eat.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This where I go to each year for my birthday. Like many others have said, nice looking on the inside, the outside, not so much. But the food is lovely. Great Indian food at decent prices. The waitress was helpful with questions and provided good service. See you next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband chose this restaurant because it had good reviews, and we were VERY pleased! It is not much to look at on the outside but beautiful on the inside. Very clean, wonderful service and excellent food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant isn't in the best part of town and looks a little shabby from the outside. However, the interior is beautiful, spacious and chic...not what you'd expect based on first appearances. The pakoras are superb and the Dahl is excellent...best I have had to date. We love dining here and will keep coming back.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Looks like a dump on the outside. Run down bad part of town. Inside is beautiful. We were sat at a table that wobbled. We ordered appys and Butter Chicken and an Eggplant dish with a Rice dish. I requested our appys come before the meal and asked to have a little bit of Butter chicken sauce. The waitress came... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The food is very excellent and the menu is diverse. The service very pleasant and prompt and the atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place isn't exactly in the best part of town and looks not too great on the outside, but we stepped inside the door to another world. Beautiful decor, nice atmosphere and the service was good. The food was the best Indian food I've had. A nice variety of flavours as we shared a few dishes among three of us.... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is one of the few Indian restaurants that I like outside of the UK. Pink stucco will not deter me from going back for another delicious meal. Had naan, pilau rice, palak panner and chicken tikka masala, just to test out the food, and loved all of it. Throw in a mango lassi and you have an excellent meal.... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went to Gateway to India last week for the first time in a real long time. Now, I can't understand why we waited so long to go! The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere... don't let the exterior fool you. The menu is extensive and the prices are very reasonable. The food is simply delicious! The portions are plentiful... unlike... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia v9r1t2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-755-4037

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Asian, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?