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The Indian Cafe

266 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 8979
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“thali” (3 reviews)
“vindaloo” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
266 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From our last visit to THE INDIAN CAFE improvements have been made regarding staff, new members are more friendly, although the music is too loud. However, the food is always very good.

Thank silverhead2016
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Have been many times for lunch as the Thali (combination) is terrific and for a few extra bucks a Kingfisher beer...YUM!

Thank rahall
Paul L, Owner at The Indian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks for your positive feedback which is highly appreciated from The Indian Cafe family.

Reviewed 9 February 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was prompt and friendly. Pretty good selection of wines. Nice venue.

Thank CaroleAA3
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Luncheon Thali is one of our favourite experiences and for $14.98 (including a Kingfisher beer) there is no better value for Indian food in the area.

Thank rahall
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Wouldn’t eat at the Richmond restaurant again until they do something about the poor acoustics. Way way too noisy. Too many hard surfaces. Restaurant was busy but not packed & we waited an hour for our meals which fortunately were good. Suggest some Indian style...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We've been to the Indian Cafe in Nelson city a few times, but haven't tried the Richmond one before. The food is just as good, if not better. My wife and I shared a Vindaloo, and it was enough for two (assuming you also share...More

Thank Smackcroker
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We go to either Richmond or the Nelson restaurant the food fantastic we usually go for lunch & is exceptional for the price

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had dinner here on a cold and stormy night, with roadwork fencing up outside, and yet the punters continued to flow in. The restaurant was very busy for a Tuesday night. We had the banquet for 2, which at just under $30 for entrees,...More

Thank FoxyLoxy025
Paul L, Owner at The Indian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks for your wonderful comments and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 28 July 2017

This cafe promises the flavours of India and delivers on that promise. The dishes had plenty of flavour, good portions with generous portion of rice to ensure you have plenty to soak up those wonderful sauces. We started with a shared tandoori platter - the...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is probably one of the best Indian restaurants that we have eaten from. We have only used the takeaway service so cannot comment on the eat in experience. The service is always fast and friendly and the Indian food is exceptional. I highly recommend...More

Thank Kiwidrifter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 266 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 8979
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Come and enjoy the authentic Indian dining experience, prepared using only the richest spices and finest ingredients. Our passion is to share our treasured recipes with you and welcome you as royal guests in our Restaurant. Aditi Devo Bhava! Our guests are our gods!
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