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202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
2507554037
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
A must-try in Nanaimo

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2014
Angelie T
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
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
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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nanaimo B.C.
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The food here is amazing, truly. I loved everything we tried. We had a vegetable sampler starter, butter chicken, lamb curry, and Naan. SOOOOO good. Unfortunately the service was not good, the waitress was on her own, too much for one person, not really her fault. There was some man that was dressed in an outside jacket that was randomly... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

great curried chicken and can order it just the way one likes it , the service was great and all the food fresh

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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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