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94 Collingwood St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 548 4089
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Ranked #5 of 133 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

We had a super fab meal. The food was excellent, very likely the best Indian I have eaten. We gorged ourselves on a wide range of dishes and enjoyed them all. The portion size was generous and the service was fine. As a bonus the restaurant has a respectable beer list.

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Albury, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I read about Indian Cafe when first visiting Nelson in 2009 and had dinner with a friend. I make sure we have a meal here every time we have our annual holiday in Nelson. We LOVE the food here. We get take out as we have very small children. We get a mix of mild and hot. The kids love... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

A wonderful Indian Meal that I have ever had in a restaurant. Wonderful starters, of which the Bhajis are superb value. Mains are beautiful and of a generous size. Naans are enormous and of great variety. Still water supplied in abundance and a pleasing variety of beers supplied. I cannot comment on the wines as did not have any. We... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The lowest prices for Indian food in the whole New Zealand plus one of the best quality! Very good chai ( though priced at $6). Chicken and lamb were superb. Only one thing to ask owner/manager is to organize corner outside ( on the front) for children. Our 2 years old run around the whole place inside and out about... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This would be one of the best Indian restaurants that I have eaten at in NZ. I also loved the villa and courtyard that they are located in. The service was efficient and prompt.and the food all delicious. It had all the usual offerings but cooked better than most. We shared a meat platter and two curries (Tikka Fish and... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It's years since we have been to 'Indian Cafe'...and we wonder why. The food was among the best indian food we have had for the price in New Zealand. A great menu and excellent indoor and outdoor facilities. We will return, and soon. Thanks!

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Four of us enjoyed a very pleasant and affordable dinner at the 'Indian Cafe' in January 2015. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. Several days later we ate at an Indian restaurant in Greymouth and were very disappointed. We had obviously been spoiled by our experience at the Nelson 'Indian Cafe'.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The very best Indian dinner dine-out experience I've had in New Zealand. I recommend this establishment without reservation. If you want to enjoy quality Indian cuisine go to Indian Cafe.

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Dubai
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Good food - all the usuals that you would expect on the menu. Big portions, nice outdoor seating area and lovely friendly service. If you are looking for an Indian meal in Nelson, do not go anywhere else!

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Goleta CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have eaten at a lot of Indian Restaurants in our lifetime. This one was by far the best. The food is delicious. We were in Nelson for three nights, and the food was soo good we ate here for dinner twice. It will be hard to go to another Indian restaurant after eating here, but alas we do not... More 

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Address: 94 Collingwood St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 548 4089
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
Cuisine: Indian

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