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Gateway To India Restaurant

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202 Fourth St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1T2, 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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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful food, great space, friendly staff... But not enough staff. Been three times and each time e has been good but always understaffed. They do their best but takes a LONG time for drinks and service. Not staff fault but owners need to add some help.

Thank NanaimoJeff
Cobble Hill, Canada
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there yesterday for a special birthday lunch. I'd dissected people's comments to decide what to have so we ordered butter chicken, spinach paneer, lamb vindaloo and samosas with mango chutney and three pieces of naan. Rice came with our order. I must say the naan was -out of this world-. The best I've ever had, or made (and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped on the way back to Denman Island after a long day in Victoria~ were we glad we did! The food was fresh and wonderfully spiced, the service adequate (prepare to wait at dinnertime for your food to be prepared- we didn't mind, we ordered appetizers to stave off the hunger pangs), and the interior just beautifully decorated. Comfortable seats.... More 

Thank Jessica V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we are faithful Manvirros customers, these Pakoras blewany other ones we have tried out of the water!! They are so big and full of vegetables that I only needed two and I was already getting full. Many options for vegetarians and gluten free.

Thank Jasmine W
Nanaimo, Canada
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69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not judge a book by its cover. When you walk in, the smells are intoxicating. The food is superb and the service is very friendly. Bring your friends and share a few dishes. You will not be disappointed! The dining room is elegant, licensed and is air conditioned. They also offer take out. When in Nanaimo, make sure to... More 

Thank J T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 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 

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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
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
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 St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1T2, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?