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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 165
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  • 23
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Brooke13xo
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Walked in and immediately seated. Not an expert on indian food by any means, but it was delicious and very nicely priced. Would definitely go back next time we are in Nelson!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We arrived with no reservation and were fairly promptly attended to; we only had to wait whilst the proprietor chatted to a customer she clearly knew whilst they were paying the bill and we didn't mind that at all since we received the same friendly chat at the end of our service too. The restaurant was full and the chatter... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Couples night out, was very busy and quite noisy. Took 20 mins to be served and another 40 to receive food. Staff seemed stressed and not very happy. Food was good a lot of gravy but tasty. Naan bread was stunningly good.

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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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups

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