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Gateway To India Restaurant

202 Fourth St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1T2, Canada
+1 250-755-4037
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Asian, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
202 Fourth St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1T2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful ambience, delicious curries, and friendly service. The food is so authentic, would definitely recommend !

Thank meghanr83
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

After waiting for over an hour, we still had not received our food (3 or 4 other tables besides us). Told one server to just box it up as we had to leave to pick up our child. Second server comes with food shortly after,...More

Thank Eoifa9
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We only had 2 nights in Nanaimo and drove past the Gateway to India on our first night and commented how the smell of the food outside was amazing so we decided to visit the next evening. I had the chicken tikka masala (they made...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Always so good. They even gave my friends and I free samosas and pakoras many years ago when we were young and broke. Their food is always amazing and reflects a high level of care in preparation. Truly a rare gem!

Thank CharlieYork7
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic evening at Gateway. The restraunt has been renovated and is so Beautiful. The food was excellent. Gracious service as always. A Jem in Nanaimo if you prefer truly authentic flavors and cuisine.

1  Thank kittcarter
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Place is very nicely decorated inside. Chai tea was very tasty without sugar. Food was very good and had lots of flavour. Prices are reasonable with exception of prawns were pricey at $20 for 5 prawns. Service was excellent. She was friendly and always smiling.

Thank Luke L
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Elegant decor! We celebrated a family birthday there last night and were very impressed with our servers and the delicious food! We will be going again :)

Thank marywiliamsmarketing
Reviewed 27 May 2017

They are not afraid to bring on the heat and I loved it.I think this is one of the best, if not the best restaurant in Nanaimo.Interior is far better than exterior.Tandoori Naan was fresh, had the Chai of the Tiger tea.Prices are very reasonable...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This place registers somewhere in between authentic and american indian food. If you love the americanised indian food you will probably love this place but if you love authentic indian it might fall short. Pakoras are wonderful, naan bread taste like pizza dough, portions are...More

Thank Linus S
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I love Indian food and have just moved to Nanaimo. The ambiance of the restaurant is really nice. Staff was polite and helpful. The food was fantastic! Love the butter naan!

Thank Doklassen
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Fourth St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1T2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-755-4037
Gateway to India has been located in the heart of Nanaimo for over 20 years. Specializing in Indian cuisine, we provide our community with authentic Indian dishes. Dine in our modern contemporary Indian designed restaurant where we are capable of seating up to 100 patrons. We have a full bar and lounge where we specialize in making the best tasting mojitos!Find our food in local grocery stores and costco.
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