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The Indian Cafe

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94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Lovely building and genuine staff. The food was fabulous, chunks of vegetables in the sauce/gravy made it that much better than anywhere else.

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1 Thank Louise F
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 18, 2016

After being recommended by our taxi driver, I can safely say that this is the nicest Indian I have ever had and so well priced despite it's known yumminess

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1 Thank fran112016
Wakefield, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Great atmosphere with fantastic food and excellent service. Its my children's favourite place to eat out.

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1 Thank Simon E
Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Love this place xx always great food what more can i say it is awesome for food . it is a great place for a quick indian takeaway or a sit down meat if you prefer

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1 Thank metherin_13
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant beautiful ambiance although we mostly take out as our number o e option for take out night !

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1 Thank review4ewe
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We have been here a number of times and the food is always superb, as is the atmosphere. Very authentic Indian and something for everyone. Just be prepared to wait a while, especially on a Saturday night. We had booked a table but still waited an hour for mains, 4 arrived and our 5th guest waited another 10 minutes for... More 

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1 Thank mikesmith763
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2016

A group of four of us showed up without a booking on a Sunday night and were showen right to a table. Service was very quick. Drinks and food arived in short order. The food was just as you would expect. Very tasty and plenty of it. x3 mains and a larg starter all very nice indeed.

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1 Thank j0nty111
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016

We ordered take out dinners from The Indian Cafe and got free delivery to our hotel room! Service was prompt and efficient, with the food arriving hot and ready to eat. The lamb vindaloo was delicious and VERY spicy, just the way I like it. The chicken tikka masala was also very good and medium spicy, just the way my... More 

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1 Thank Brad H
Nelson, New Zealand
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Really good food, for take away as well. Have lived in India and find this food quite similar to dining in India. Quiet comfortable space for dining, easy parking. Menu describes ingredients and tastes accurately. Spicy but not too hot unless you request. Excellent organization, service. Very considerate staff. Spotless environment!

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2 Thank WIldCarrot2
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Rang hotel an hour before we arrived on a long weekend and asked FB they could, take a booking for 15. Absolutely no problem although the place was packed to the gills! The food was a good quality and reasonably priced and very large serves! But the staff were the standout, friendly accommodating and happy to work around a loud... More 

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1 Thank AdamVBaxter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $21
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 4089
Description
Come and visit us for the most authentic taste of Indian cuisine !! Situated right in the heart of the Nelson CBD, our warm and homely surroundings will add to your whole dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?