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Gateway To India Restaurant

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202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia v9r1t2, Canada
+1 250-755-4037
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The decoration is done very stylish. Not what I am used to when it comes to Indian restaurants. It breaths a very pleasant atmosphere in combination with a nice Indian lounge music (this van be quite different, like loud TV etc) and a very friendly and capable waitress. The food was good. Had one dish so can't say too much... More 

Thank Jan t
Nanaimo, Canada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely quiet indian restaurant with great food, excellent service a good menu. It is away from the main roads and away from downtown but worth the short trip.

Thank Bluejeanboy
Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had friends telling us just how good this place was but to be honest I really wasn't expecting it to be as excellent as it was. We are not real experts on East India food but this was far and away one of the best meals I have had in a restaurant in ages. Everything was top drawer from... More 

Thank Ken927
Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here the other night because of the great reviews. I don't always agree with such high reviews. as everyone's taste is different. This time, I certainly do agree with the super reviews that this restaurant deserves! Great Indian food! Every dish we tried was spot on! Excellent food, perfect level of seasoning, good service. We shared four dishes and... More 

Thank Mel S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

What a hidden gem for Nanaimo, transcend from the old neighbourhood into fine dining style restaurant. We were greeted by the owner very politely, who has a very keen interest for wines, all of which were paired amazing with the dishes he recommended for our group. Large grill platter, mango chicken and few vegetable curries. The cauliflower aloo gobi was... More 

Thank Jerry604
Nanaimo, Canada
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58 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

One of the worst experiences I have had in nanaimo. I dine out 3 to 5 days a week. I dined here with my parents. First off no menus were given. We sat for at least 10 minutes until I got up and got menus. There was only two other tables. We ordered the party pleaser for 3. The portions... More 

Thank joinkette
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Absolutely the best, thank GAWD!! the only place that offers flavour in Nanaimo!! Chicken curry mlem mlem mlem.... AND NAN......Jesus make sure you do not forget the NAN FML.. The best...

Thank Nanaimo A
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Sketchy exterior,fancy interior. The food is authentic and delicious. Service was great. Food can be a bit spicy, so be prepared. Ask for extra coconut milk to mellow out any extra spice.

Thank Regina P
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Was at this restaurant on a Wednesday night and there weren't many people in the restaurant. I was therefore surprised at how long it took for food to be delivered. Wait staff said, 'sorry for the wait,' but offered no other explanation. Also, the entrees we ordered did not appear at the same time...time lag of almost 10 minutes...so my... More 

Thank KiwiSnifters
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I've eaten here a couple of times and had take-out food several times. The food is good but not exceptional, but still probably the best Indian I've found in Nanaimo. The service is appalling. I went there recently with a large group (27 of us). They told us beforehand that there were too many of us to order from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Asian, Indian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Fourth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia v9r1t2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-755-4037
Gateway to India has been located in the heart of Nanaimo for over 20 years. Specializing in Indian cuisine, we provide our community with authentic Indian dishes. Dine in our modern contemporary Indian designed restaurant where we are capable of seating up to 100 patrons. We have a full bar and lounge where we specialize in making the best tasting mojitos!Find our food in local grocery stores and costco.

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