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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
Currying Flavour!

If you want a delicious and genuine curry experience then try The Indian Cafe. It is my go-to destination for eating in or for take-out, which is often my favourite option in this hot summer weather. Take home your favourite curry with some Naan bread and have it in the garden with a nice cold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
JEPhilly
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want a delicious and genuine curry experience then try The Indian Cafe. It is my go-to destination for eating in or for take-out, which is often my favourite option in this hot summer weather. Take home your favourite curry with some Naan bread and have it in the garden with a nice cold beer or wine. The Indian... More 

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Thank JEPhilly
Nelson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family eat here several times a year and have done so for the past 7 or 8 years. In all that time, we have never come away feeling disappointed. The atmosphere, service and quality of food are invariably very good (but be prepared to have to sometimes wait a while for your food if going at a busy time)... More 

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Thank Briwi62
Douglaston, New York
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We actually had take out from this restaurant and everything was delicious. Food was packaged very well and reasonably priced. If you want to eat some spicy food, go for this restaurant in Nelson.

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Thank Noodlequeen
Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very good meal at this restaurant in Nelson. The outdoor patio at the rear is very pleasant when the weather is nice. Food was tasty. Good service. We would eat here again, and would recommend the Indian Cafe to our friends.

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Thank CalgaryTravellers
Lycksele, Sweden
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We each had one of the lunch meals ($7-9 each) and some naan. Service was friendly and quick. Curries were a little small (as appropriate for money) but flavor was excellent and with the rice and the naan it was a filling and satisfying meal. All in all it was a very good experience just as others have suggested.

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Thank DrC3366878
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is this the best Indian in Nelson, but probably one of the best and most consistent restaurants in town too. I know it's going to be just as quality every time I go. The leftovers also make VERY good lunch on day 2!

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Thank Jeremiah S
Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here a few times in it pays to make a booking in busy times. We always order appetizers as the meal can take a long time.....we waited 40 min once and to be fair they do have a card on the table explaining that the food is cooked fresh or something to that effect. Our last 2... More 

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Thank chickenleggs
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say this was a good place for a mid week meal nothing fancy. We had the buffet, the takeaway menu said there was a choice, the menu inside dictated which curries were part of the buffet. The waitress didn't understand much English but in the end did manage to understand we didn't eat korma and exchanged it for... More 

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Thank YorksHelen
Kamloops, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was okay. I had heard lots of Hype, but 17 dollars for a small curry with some rice seemed a little steep. Also, after asking our server TWICE to bring our entrée out with all of the meals she still brought it out early, leaving the rest of our table to go hungry while we nibbled slowly...waiting for... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time we come to Nelson for a holiday we try to stop here. Again this place did not disappoint. Busy vibe with holiday makers. We had 4 entree size dishes and can thoroughly recommend the sizzling fish tikka. Fabulous fresh chunks of delicious fish with just the right amount of spice. The staff happily accommodated our request for no... More 

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Thank Susan G

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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