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“A very enjoyable meal”
Review of The Indian Cafe

The Indian Cafe
Ranked #6 of 175 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $21
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Waipukurau, New Zealand
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“A very enjoyable meal”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

One of the best Indian meals we have had - if we revisit Nelson we would definitely want to return. Good service too.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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“Great ambience, good food”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Very popular eating place in the middle of Nelson. Best to book a table or go after 7.30. Gets noisy when busy as ceiling I slowish. Service quick and pleasant, food enjoyable and sensibly priced

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Lovely Lamb Chops”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Lovely Lamb Chops, they were top notch, the medium Butter chicken was very tender and a mild flavour, large portion too. Da Miss had veggie curry and the veggies were slightly crunchie where we would normally expect them to be softer.

We would come again

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“Best Indian”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Best indian I've ever had and the atmosphere im the place was great. Highly recommended. Would definately go back

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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“Best Indian this side of ... well, India”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Forget London's Brick Lane, this is the best Indian I have had, and what are the chances it would be in my home town? Great staff, great location, full menu, proper Indian beers - all adds up to an authentic dining experience, right down to the Indian after meal freshener. Staff are genuinely pleased to see you, food is to die for, and as a local I would not go anywhere else.

For the beer snobs out there (its a good thing) the Indian Cafe happens to be across the road from the Free House, which is likely the best non-affiliated pub in the South Island. Its like some sort of social engineering experiment to have fine craft beer and perfect indian so closely located.

The Indian Cafe is always a pleasure to take friends and visitors as it is reliably better than most (all?) other Indian restaurant options in town, or around NZ. The only real surprise are the extremely reasonable prices.

You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2014
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