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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: 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
Good for: Romantic
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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  • 21
    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
Excellent again but a lack of professionalism.

We visited again on New Years eve. Food was outstanding. Good size portions served piping hot and very delicious. Here is where they need help: Firstly we called for a reservation a week earlier. They didn't feel the need to take down any details. We called again and same story. we just got a no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ray J
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited again on New Years eve. Food was outstanding. Good size portions served piping hot and very delicious. Here is where they need help: Firstly we called for a reservation a week earlier. They didn't feel the need to take down any details. We called again and same story. we just got a no problem reply. We emailed and... More 

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Thank Ray J
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I think the first time I ate here was in the early 90's. Since then they've remodeled but the food is as delicious as ever. Spiced expertly to bring out the flavours and a great variety of dishes.

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Thank Sharon J
Ajijic, Mexico
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you want a trip to the center of Flavour Town this is the place to go. Do not let the outside put you off , for inside there is a world of incredible flavours. The greeting was warm and inviting, the service remarkable as there was a considerable number of patrons for Monday evening. The food was absolutely delicious,... More 

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Thank JohnyCarole
Nanaimo
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Ok, I must confess that we make dining here a regular occurrence and this is my second review of GTI. But for a good reason: not only was the food excellent the first time we ate here, it continues to improve in presentation, value and taste. The wine and beer prices are also evidence that the owners are not out... More 

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Thank George H
Nanaimo, Canada
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Although the exterior view of the restaurant is not very appealing, the interior is great. Lots of room, dim lighting in the evening, soft music, clean environment. Good menu selection (each item is priced separately), great food and well presented, welcoming and useful staff. Free parking is available. Prices $$.

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Thank Gilles C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

I live close to here, and is my main to go to Indian cuisine in Nanaimo. Food always amazing - however - slow on service - staff is always very friendly. It doesn't matter if I call ahead to order .. Or if we go sit to eat.. Always slow but in reality I would rather wait for food that... More 

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Thank Nicolasa B
B.C.
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This restaurant is a hidden gem, looking like nothing special on the outside, but attractively decorated and serving wonderful food. You can have your curries spiced to taste (mild to mouth-burning), and the portions are just right. Definitely worth going back, as the menu changes so there is always something new to try.

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Thank keen36
Nanaimo, Canada
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We had an incredible meal. Every dish arrived piping hot and was filled with flavour. We probably overdid it but ordered a total of 8 dishes for 3 of us. (so much food one could not see the tablecloth.) Service was slow. Restaurant was not busy and it took almost an hour for our food to come out of the... More 

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Thank Ray J
Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Not in the best part of town, and doesn't look inviting from the outside, but a lovely ambience inside and excellent food with most things available gluten free.

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Thank Roger M
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

You may easily pass by from outside, but as soon as you walk in, you will feel the differences. Deco is nice, waitress is friendly, food is great! P.S Best garlic nan I have ever had!

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?