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“Long waiting, bad atmosphere, good food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Little India

Little India
Ranked #36 of 171 Restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Djibouti, Djibouti
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Long waiting, bad atmosphere, good food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Went there for dinner on a Sunday. The kitchen was very busy as there were many take out guests, hence everybody waited long for the food, service staff was stressed, orders were mixed up, people got nervous...when the food finally came it was good, but still the evening was not a great one.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank gstuhl
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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English first
Tasman, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Greatly back on trail”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

We love our curries and we’ve always thought this is the best Indian in town. We’ve been dining here for years and had again a nice quick meal a couple of weeks ago. The food was fresh and delicious. The onion kulcha and the aloo were cooked to perfection (great balance of spices and plenty of different vegetables). The lamb tandoori was delicious (this time no fat or too dry meat). As the wine list was extremely average (heaps of cheap supermarket wines)we opted for a couple of Monson beers and we didn’t regret our choice because they matched perfectly with our dishes. Even though the new boys in the service are not as nice as the waiters the business had before, we’re so happy the meal was perfect because the last 3 times we were here (late summer, autumn and winter) the food quality was not at all what we were used to. For almost half year we’ve had the impression the Indian fairy tale in Nelson was ended but now we can say that Little India NSN is greatly back on the trail (and we thought it's worth to share this good experience).

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Bob S
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Redmond, Washington
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161 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Actually ended up in this place by accident-was looking for another Indian restaurant but found this instead.It was a Monday night,the restaurant wasn't very busy and we were worried that it was a bad sign.But our fears were unfounded as we had a great meal.Large portions,reasonably priced which was important to us since between the exchange rate and the price of the food in NZ we were in a bit of sticker shock
Couldn't decide what we wanted so ordered the Maharajah meal-$35pp with enough food leftover for a second dinner-that's value!
There was a great selection of NZ wines by the glass at reasonable prices as well as local beer
Our dinner started with a selection of appetizers(entrees to kiwis).There was tandoori chicken and lamb,a samosa and a delicious fried onion thing.I have never had tandoori lamb and i have to tell you that that lamb chop represented one of the best few bites of lamb i have ever eaten!
The mains consisted of butter chicken,lamb vindaloo,and a veggie dish.We upgraded the plain naan to garlic naan at no additional cost
All good.Chatted with the guy at the cash register who just happened to be the owner.Found out that Little India is a chain founded by his brother using their mothers recipes.Was impressed that such quality would exist in a chain restaurant since that is not always the case in the US
Highly recommended

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank judik
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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is my third visit to the restaurant like their food and quantity service was good though we will back

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Tom V
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Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
2 reviews
“Classic Indian, Very Tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

I've been to quite a lot of Indian restaurants in my time and out of all this is the only one that has such a good range of spicy and not so spicy food. Something to suit everyones taste. I have no idea what they do with the rice but it is the best rice I have ever had.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Colin C
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