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Gateway To India Restaurant

202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
2507554037
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Ranked #23 of 270 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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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I agree with other posts that the exterior of this restaurant could be better, but the interior does not disappoint . The seating plan is well spaced. We have experienced lots of ethnic meals and you can see that they individually spice each dish to create an array of separate flavours which is very impressive. Portion size was good and... More

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Nanaimo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This is by far the best Indian food in the mid Vancouver Island area. The lamb is consistently fresh and the spicing remarkably true to genuine Indian dishes. Same goes for chicken dishes. Their bread is made on site, the meals are delivered hot, and the wine list is very reasonably priced - they are not out to gouge customers.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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22 reviews 22 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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SURREY
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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