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Gateway To India Restaurant

202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
2507554037
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Ranked #37 of 269 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Went to Gateway to India for a birthday dinner because they have served us amazing food in the past. The excellent, friendly Scottish waitress was not there this evening. Instead, it seemed that they were training two very young and very inexperienced waitresses on a Friday night. We ordered an appetizer, a drink and a main course. I drank my... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

There is much more to this great restaurant than meets the eye when driving by! The decor inside is much more impressive than the exterior would suggest. I'm really glad I've now made my way inside a couple of times--once with my son, and once with my wife and another couple. I've enjoyed chicken curries, lamb curry, as well as... More

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Victoria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Went last night because of good reviews. Better than we even expected! Fresh and vibrantly flavorful. Great atmosphere and very reasonably priced. Heartily recommend!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The food here is outstanding! Best indian food I've had in ages, and definitely in the top few that I've ever eaten! The place looks a bit rundown from the outside, which is a shame, because this most likely discourages people from going there... when really, as soon as you step thought the door, it's the opposite! I was pleasantly... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover! The outside of the restaurant is not particularly appealing, but you will be impressed by the decor once inside. Even the background music is pleasing (not too loud, unique and contemporary East Indian). And now the food: My wife only orders the butter chicken because as she says, "once you've discovered perfection, why... More

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Three of us enjoyed lunch here. Two had butter chicken and one lamb curry - all fragrant with distinctive notes of the various spices and perfectly seasoned to our choice of medium hot. The naan was simply the best I have ever eaten, piping hot, just lightly blackened for added flavour and truly delicious. I have rated the food a... More

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