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Gateway To India Restaurant

202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
2507554037
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Ranked #28 of 282 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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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
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Burnaby, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We shared an appetizer (veggie pakoras), an entree (chana masala), an order of roti, and a "small" basmati rice which was an enormous bowl! All for $26. The waitress was new and working alone, but the food came out of the kitchen quickly and we ate it ALL!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Nanaimo, Canada
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12 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Additional Information about Gateway To India Restaurant

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

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