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94 Collingwood St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 548 4089
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 143
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    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
Best Indian in New Zealand

A family classic. The Indian cafe never fails to deliver on an amazing dinner experience. I'm a huge fan of Indian cuisine and Nelson's Indian cafe is my opinion is the best Indian I have had, amazing food, great friendly staff & great quirky location with lots of character.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
bawsaq
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Group of 6 of us went for dinner on a business trip and learnt about this place in TripAdvisor. They were very accommodating, however the waitress couldn't speak English, the servers were inattentive, and the food was ok not great.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A family classic. The Indian cafe never fails to deliver on an amazing dinner experience. I'm a huge fan of Indian cuisine and Nelson's Indian cafe is my opinion is the best Indian I have had, amazing food, great friendly staff & great quirky location with lots of character.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant might look much from the outside but is certainly warm on the inside. Staff were attentive, accurate and friendly. Food was amongst the best Indian food I have tasted and was reasonably priced. We went on a Tuesday night and couldn't believe how busy it was. Obviously the sign of a good restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Food here has always been great. Lunch menu is a good little treat. The chicken cheese filled nann is a standard lunchtime affair

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Nelson, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We booked a table in advance at the Indian Cafe, and were happy we did. Despite being a quiet night of the week, the place was reasonably full. We had attentive wait staff, and the food (mains only) arrived about 15 mins later. Both dishes we ordered were very good, and we left very full and very satisfied.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

After three years of living in Brisbane searching for a good Indian can't believe we found this existed when travelling in New Zealand. Also have a restaurant in Brissie. Gorgeous food. Lovely restaurant and staff. Highly recommend.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The place was not too bad, overall, everyone enjoyed their food. The prawn curry I had was a bit light on prawns, I would have expected more than 7 small prawns. The chicken korma was good, as was the mango chicken. $10 corkage for BYO is double most places.

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Hemsedal, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went here several times during my stay in Nelson and I was very happy with everything. Great atmosphere in restaurant with Beautiful food and friendly staff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were a party of seven. The service was faultless from being invited in to paying the very reasonable bill. We ordered well known dishes such as beef korma and butter chicken. The dishes had the chef's own mark and were not tedious reproductions of a theme. On our way out, they discovered one of our party had a birthday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Absolutely amazing and delicious. Always get the platter for 2 so can get a bit of everything! So yum and really good value can never get close finishing it all!

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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: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions

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