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94 Collingwood St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 548 4089
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 123
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    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and excellent service

We started in the outdoor seating, which was lovely. But, there were a lot of bugs. After our entree, we moved inside. The waiter was most gracious finding us another table. The inside is even nicer. The food was exceptional, and we eat at a lot of Indian restaurants. The service was also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Nancy M
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We started in the outdoor seating, which was lovely. But, there were a lot of bugs. After our entree, we moved inside. The waiter was most gracious finding us another table. The inside is even nicer. The food was exceptional, and we eat at a lot of Indian restaurants. The service was also excellent.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Can't recommend this restaurant enough. Service was friendly and efficient, restaurant was well presented and had a great vibe, and the food was delicious! There were 3 of us dining and we decided to skip entrees and just get a main each (and share). The winner of the night was the Beef Korma, although the other 2 meals we chose... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Yes it was a Saturday night and at 7.30 the restaurant was fully booked, which was great to see, but the noise level was as loud as a Mumbai street market. The acoustics definitely need attending to. Conversation was difficult, music impossible to hear and the atmosphere poor. We ordered the 'Original Banquet' for two and while the food was... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing service - I recommend this to all of my friends who are hungry for Indian.. Any nice meal out in fact!

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Clairac, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We've been travelling in New Zealand for nearly 5 weeks. The Indian Cafe is the first time that we have ventured beyond the "regular" Kiwi fare, the decision based on local recommendations and of course Tripadvisor. What a good choice, we shared the Tandori starter and then had Chicken Vindaloo and Boti Masala. All the meat was beautifully tender and... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great food freshly cooked to order, with a nice terrace area to eat outside. Fitted us in on a busy evening.

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Nelson
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Can't believe the value of this place. For under $10 you can get a lunch platter with 4-5 different curries and rice, so flavoursome, best value in town.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our bill came with six items on it we did not have. Took two goes to get right. We had to request our drinks twice and our naan arrived halfway through our mains, again after having to be chased up. Food ok but not outstanding. Had to wait 45 minutes for mains after starter. Rogan Josh came in a very... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This little restaurant has everything from the atmosphere to the amazing staff. You need to go along if you are ever visiting Nelson , you will not be disappointed at their amazing cuisine . Try their 2 person share menu it's a fantastic option and great value and the garlic nams are a must.

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seattle
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The place smells wonderfully aromatic with spices. In order to taste a few things without ordering way too much, I ordered an appetizer tray. The fried appetizers were very good, but it would have been nicer to share a couple entree dishes instead. Service was friendly but not real attentive. The dining room was pretty full on Sat night and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?