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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%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great night out at The Indian Cafe with our cousins. Delicious food and great service! Totally recommend!

Thank SilenaKK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice Indian food with high quality ingredients. Buzzy atmosphere and good service. We enjoyed our two visits.

Thank TomR_London
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant was chosen due to the very good reviews and it lived up to expectations as the atmosphere, decor and service were all very good. The food we chose was also excellent and the quantities were all just right. Great value for money.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to The Indian Cafe for a number of years now when on business, I just moved to Nelson and in the last 6 months we've been there about 10 times and this really is the best in NZ. Denise and the guys...More

Thank Andy A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food at a great price! Great location in downtown Nelson and across the street from a neat brewery.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really good food, friendly staff & a good atmosphere! A lot of delicious food for great value. would visit again next time we're in the area.

Thank SarahTimNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Indian restaurant I've been to , very lucKY it's in my home town.the banquet meal was fabulous for us to share as we went for a large family birthday. Everyone got to try their favourite dish and they all enjoyed it even the small...More

Thank jamesdreenagh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place was fairly busy for a Monday night, and you can see certificates of previous awards including restaurant of the year - so has good bones. Service was good - food however was about an avg. Gravy had a little too many tomatoes and possibly...More

Thank piyush p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here last night. My husband and I had the banquet and it was delicious. Probably the best Indian we have ever had. Highly recommend.

Thank Mcwalker123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lived in New Delhi, India for two years. We experienced the true Indian cuisine. It's a special taste, one you either like or can do without. We like it. Now, we're in New Zealand and have gone to The Indian Cafe a number of...More

Thank Frank C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$4 - US$21
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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