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“Best place to eat in Nelson”
Review of The Indian Cafe

The Indian Cafe
Ranked #4 of 183 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $21
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The food was delicious. Great value. We went after seeing great reviews of this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Highly recommended.

Thank Shelford B
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Brilliant butter chicken, chicken Korma, Mango chicken and Palak Paneer.
"Banquet for two" is very good, especially the entree-appetiser selection.
I love the garlic naan, not greasy at all.

Thank Camera-man123
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We ate here as a group of 14 (prebooked)
After all the great reviews, we had high hopes, but when our orders weren't taken until 40 minutes after seating, it all started to go wrong.
Waitresses seemed to be run off their feet, and you really get the impression they're about packing the house to its gunnels instead of good service.

Rice is communal, and although one small bowl would probably go between 2 diners without much issue, we got bought 3 small bowls for 14 people. The waitress was very reluctant to bring any more, and when it did arrive it was quite some time later. Well over an hour after seating, mains were delivered (10 minutes after the afore mentioned very scant rice - one of our party actually just ate the rice without curry because he was so hungry!), and although they were good, they didnt make up for the wait.

Ironically, they could've made a lot more from our group by taking regular drinks orders - apart from asking once, we all had to leave the table and make our way to the bar to order.

I'd recommend takeaway ONLY for this place, although I have since heard from a work colleague that they still had to wait 20 minutes when they phone ordered & arrived at the appointed time.

We won't be back, as the other Indian offerings in town really aren't *that* different as to make up for the service.

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Thank Alli J
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We eat here often. The food is always great, service awesome, and staff very friendly. Definitely worth a visit! :)

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1  Thank Amber K
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Excellent service and great food. We visited The Spice Room in Wanaka last week, which advertises as best Indian Restaurant In South Island, Indian Cafe is as good as this!

Thank Annmarie M
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