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Indian Cafe

94 Collingwood St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 548 4089
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Ranked #7 of 122 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Blenheim, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely meal last night. Food was lovely. Had the chicken korma, shared a vegetarian platter which came out on a sizzling on plate. And had the best Mango lassi ever. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Happy to go back.

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Paul L, Owner at Indian Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, we are so glad that your visit to us was enjoyable !! We look forward to seeing you soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Easily the best indian restaurant i have visited in NZ n this includes my 14 years of experience eating at Auckland restaurants. The Kashmiri kebab entree was the bezt.

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Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I am a curry nut , just love it ,not necessarily super hot. I have had Indian curry around the world including in the UK Indian restaurant at Bath that proclaimed to be ' UK Curry house of the year' we started with onion barjhi which would be the best in Nelson. For mains we butter chicken which had that... More

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Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I adore the food that these guys churn out - the best Indian I have ever tried and I've tried a bunch! Always make the effort to head here for a feast while I'm in Nelson :)

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the time of arrival, being met by smiling faces and a warm welcome to the time you leave this is an excellent night out. Denise and her team make you feel very welcome and nothing is ever a problem. Do try their wonderful entree of lamb chops - DEVINE! I have not had a bad meal there. They have... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had the chicken tikka masala (hot) for $18 and it was good. I was expecting a crummy bland and tasteless sauce based on my past New Zealand Indian food experiences. Rice was pretty good too. Only gripe was the slow service. It took more than 40 minutes to get our food. Servers were generally nice. Overall it was a nice... More

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Whitianga, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband is the world's fussiest restaurant critic and even he loved this restaurant. The food was divine the atmosphere was great and the staff and service outstanding

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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Restaurants live off their reputation in Nelson and The Indian Cafe reputation is well earned. I'm a local and a regular customer. I've seen it grow out from the tin pot little unknown place it once was to one of the most popular restaurants in town. The food is consistently great probably as a result of most of the cooks... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Having had many meals here over the past few years, can say the food is fabulous, the servings generous, and when we took the grandkids last Friday night, the staff couldn't have been more helpful, plus its always been a warm and toasty enviornment in winter

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

For an Indian Restaurant this one is the best in Nelson. Always warm in winter and the staff are very nice and helpful.

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