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“Be careful at the weekend” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Indian Cafe

Indian Cafe
94 Collingwood St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 548 4089
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Ranked #7 of 131 Restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Nelson
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Be careful at the weekend”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

I was a weekly visitor to the Indian Cafe until I went on a saturday night with friends. Starter good, main course not to the table after an hour. We were over the experience by then and told the waitress we would pay for what we'd had and wanted to go. The owner suggested we take-it-away. OK. when we got home the vegetarian dishes were uncooked.

Whey do restaurants balance the right ratio of tables and kitchen staff and facilities?

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

The best curry i have ever had! food, amazing. service, amazing!! the lady called denise was very friendly and really helpful. good work!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lack of consistency ruins this place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011 via mobile

I'd always used this place for takeaway and eaten it across the road at the freehouse (awesome pub by the way). As a takeaway place normally can't fault it, sure the wait times are high but they're normally on the money with the estimation of how long it takes and food usually awesome. So why the one star. The restaurant is a different matter entirely. First and last time we ate there we were told the wait for food would be around 40mins. They messed up the starter which never arrived and then 1hr45mins after we'd ordered our main course turned up and whilst it didn't taste bad, it was far from the usual standards. Pretty much everyone else there that night was in the same boat. I don't mind waiting for food if theyre reasonably accurate with the wait time, but an extra hour is way off. Bottom line is they overbook at the weekend and consequently the kitchen and staff are swamped by the sheer number of people that can be physically seated. Bad management, to maintain the good reputation they need to understand less is more and stop the farcical overbooking on the weekends. My advice is enjoy it across the road at the freehouse if you want a good experience.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, New Zealand
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“Best Indian Restaurant in Nelson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

Flavors are excellent
Ambiance is excellent
Value is excellent

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sioux City, Iowa
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“YUM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

owner...bit of a snoot because we did not have a booking. Really? There were empty tables and we sat on the back patio which opens up directly to the dirt parking lot. It's not like it was white table linens and wait staff in tuxedos. Regardless we sat outside (prolly with the other unsuitables) and enjoyed an AWESOME dinner. The food was fantastic. The place was recommended to us by the B & B host. She was spot on! and we did see others turned away. So, thankfully ... we had a great meal and cordial waiter,
a nice young man who was very helpful.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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