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Gateway To India Restaurant

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202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
2507554037
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
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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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Hidden Treasure

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Maureen M
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Nanaimo, Canada
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  • Romantic
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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went to this india restaurant because its ranking is so high. However, we come in and waited at least 20min. Waiting is ok to me but the waitress just kept ignoring us. While we r waiting on the sofa, the two waitress dont even look at us. Finally, we just walk out of the door and go to panago... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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143 restaurant reviews
413 helpful votes 413 helpful votes
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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14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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
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10 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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29 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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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: 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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