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“Nice dinner out hits the spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Little India Bistro & Tandoor

Little India Bistro & Tandoor
269 Hardy Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 539 1155
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Ranked #57 of 119 restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Blenheim, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice dinner out hits the spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My mother is not a fan of ethnic foods - but it was raining and other choices were either closed or booked out. Luckily she really liked Little India and the chef was great about really providing mild flavoured (but still lovely) food.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Dissapointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Having tried out the other two Indian take outs in town, we thought we'd try the last on the list before picking a "favourite"...unfortunately we were dissapointed. We were "greeted" by a chap who, before serving us, had an argument with someone on a phone before leaving us to go outside and argue with someone else. The atmosphere was quite uninviting, so we ordered our food and sat outside to wait. And wait a bit more...food eventually arrived, along with complimentary poppadoms. We took it home and tucked in. The pakora were pretty much stone cold, and the naan was almost just dough. Not one to do the whole "Bad reveiw" thing, but it really was quite dissapointing.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The best indian food I have ever eaten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Im a big fan of indian food and I have eaten in indian restaurants all over the world but the Little India in Nelson takes the cake in deliciousness. I will definitly be going there again!

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Solid Indian food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Went here for a late dinner - even though we arrived at 9.30 it was no problem. Everything we ordered was pretty good, particularly the naan breads. The dhal was good, as was the eggplant curry.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Disappointing food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I don't know whether we caught them on a bad night (Christmas Eve) but we were quite disappointed with our meal. We had a mixed starter which was OK in places (tandoori chicken) but rather dull in others (particularly the onion bhajis). My prawn curry was reasonable but my partner's chicken and mango curry just didn't work at all. Given that it wasn't an especially cheap meal, we expected more.

On the plus side, portions were large and the service was quick and friendly.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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