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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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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 2 weeks ago

The medium curry was a little hot for my taste. My beef curry was good and my friend loved her vegetable korma. We plan to return, but I will go for the mild version next time.

Thank bigsteve772017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on reviews from this site. Oops. Our food took forever to arrive. Close to an hour even though the restaurant wasn't even half full. Our waitress want familiar with Indian food when we asked a few questions. We live Indian and...More

2  Thank Laura739
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Actually overall good lol. Went with our kids and grandchildren no reservation and they fit us in. So good. Took forever to take food order. So bad. Never brought drinks out at same time ,so bad. But friendly , so good. Food was excellent tasting...More

Thank Pioneernana
Reviewed 28 February 2018

All white folks eating there...all dishes are mispronounced by the waitress BUT it is good. Ambiance a bit sterile. Good beer

Thank Gabriel S
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

An off night? This experience was not good, and it's difficult to know where to start. The service... It was beyond slow, and the restaurant was virtually empty. After placing our order for three beers, one came, but the other two didn't appear for close...More

Thank Beersnbites
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We have lived in Nanaimo for close to 2 years. We enjoy dining out and searching for new restaurants. So glad we discovered Gateway to India tonight. From the outside you would never consider it. Questionable neighbourhood and google apps sent us I. Circles a...More

Thank Lavoiemelissa
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank meghanr83
Reviewed 29 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

1  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 28 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Delivery, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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