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The Indian Cafe

94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4089
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (54 reviews)
“butter chicken” (43 reviews)
“naan” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 574 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A spectacular seafood dinner, I ordered the tandoori prawns and they were amazing! Larger than normal portions so was very pleased with my selection. Hubby ordered the chicken Marsala which was tender and delicious also. Prompt and helpful staff

Thank Serena O
Reviewed 5 September 2017

When it comes to birthdays and anniversaries my husband and I always choose The Indian Cafe. It's our favourite place to eat in Nelson.

Thank brendarU3255SV
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We attended the Indian cafe recently as a family after grandads funeral. There was a few big tables of us so can understand a wait but after 1 and a half hours beginning to question where our food was it started to arrive. Orders were...More

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 24 August 2017

It's no secret that I enjoy a range of curries and when going out it is such a treat to find a Indian Cafe/Restaurant that just about hits all the right spots. The Indian Cafe has, i believe built up a reputation for consistent good...More

Thank 62sailor
Reviewed 18 August 2017

For great tasting food and quality service, The Indian Cafe cannot be beaten. Denise and the team welcome everyone into a warm and friendly atmosphere. The food is always tasty and beautifully cooked.

Thank Alli C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It's a fine balance between trying to taste the menu and not ordering too much but we're getting better on each visit. Lovely spicy curries, great service and good value for quality.

Thank pennyt675
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I think this is the best Indian food in Nelson. It's delicious, affordable and served by friendly staff. They also provide a takeaway and delivery service. It's set in a lovely central location in an old bungalow. Worth a visit

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Being Indian ourselves, we just about never go out for an Indian meal - unless we're eating out or ordering food to take away from The Indian Cafe! The tandoori platter is a fav and makes for a stupendous meal teamed up with the nicest...More

Thank laitlass
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Just visited for grabbing some takeaways - was really good - especially the lamb chops, the seekh kebab felt a bit off but the pakoras & chicken tikka was great Awesome service and great selection of mains - which I had to miss as I...More

Thank Sunil K
Reviewed 20 July 2017

From walking past the delicious smells issuing from here would tempt anyone and it is one of our go-to destinations in Nelson. All the food is authentic, tasty and interesting. The setting is unusual in an old 'villa' and there is always a lively buzz...More

Thank jacaranda360
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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
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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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