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The Indian Cafe

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

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  • 167
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 9
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  • 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
The chicken tikka masala was 9.5

well we came up from Ashburton to Nelson for some beer and curry and we were not disappointed. The chicken tikka masala was a 9.5 out of 10 This is a superb indian restaurant and not too expensive either, go for it

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
FrankandTonia
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

well we came up from Ashburton to Nelson for some beer and curry and we were not disappointed. The chicken tikka masala was a 9.5 out of 10 This is a superb indian restaurant and not too expensive either, go for it

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Quite simply, without a doubt this food is better than sex, oops no, not quite... Nearly. We discovered this fabulous place not long after we moved to Nelson 5 months ago. Whether it is take out or a meal in the great atmosphere with charming service, the word I would use is consistent! The Indian Cafe is consistently mouth-wateringly yum!... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Hands down, the best Indian Cuisine in Nelson. Good atmosphere with delicous food and the most lovely staff. The Malai Kulfi (Cardamon Icecream with Almond Slices) - refreshing, so tastey and morish! Pricing midrange - Would recommend for couples, family + friends. Definately a must visit!

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I have been here a few times and had no complaints each time. The food is amazing and I like the atmosphere a calm and relax feel. It is great how there are lots of seating so guaranteed a seat.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Our favourite Indian eating place since arriving in Nelson 10 plus years ago. Always consistent quality and lovely staff. Eat in or take-away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

One of our 2 regular haunts, this place has a well earned reputation amongst the locals as the best Indian fare in town. Great food, plenty of it and quick service. The staff treat you like old friends and the atmosphere is relaxed & happy. The perfect place for a family meal.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very good Indian food in an very nice setting. Portion's are big and very tasty. Staff is always friendly and looking after the guests.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were part of large group for birthday celebration dinner and found it a very pleasant experience The meals were all served at the same time and were of generous portion and good flavour

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

7 of us visited for a catch-up lunch. 6 of us had the platter where we were given good size portions of 4 curries (2 vegetarian, 2 meat) and rice, all for $10. Food was hot and delicious. We added 4 poppadoms for $1.98 and some naan bread. House wines were nice and priced well at $7 and $8. 2... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visited with no reservation and were warmly greeted a given a choice of seating. Prompt table service with a good selection of choices. Fish curry and chicken tikka masala were of the highest quality with rich delicious sauces. Bowls were overflowing with deliciousness! Could not eat everything and staff were only too happy to portion out into takeaway containers! This... 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: Doing business, 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?