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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%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“naan” (16 reviews)
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Asian, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
202 Fourth St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1T2, Canada
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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 4 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
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My recent visit to Gateway to India was equal parts disappointing and confusing. I will assume our server was new. As a previous server myself I sympathize heavily with servers, especially newbies. Assuming she was indeed new, I will blame the management for putting her...More

Thank AmyGerrard123
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Craving Indian food, and headed for this place for it's high rating on Tripadvisor. It was mid afternoon, after 2pm, so a late lunch. Sign said open, so we walked in. Took a while to get attention, and we were the only ones there. Server...More

1  Thank Lynda D
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Still my favorite in Nanaimo for Indian cuisine. Twenty years of consistantly great food. The best pakoras and samosa in Nanaimo. Moms favorite is butter chicken. I love the authentic tandoori. Very authentic, quiet, adult atmosphere. Stop in for a meal or take away. They...More

Thank kittcarter
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We are new to Nanaimo and are enjoying exploring local restaurants. I love Indian food, but had been reticent to go here because the outside is about tho polar opposite of the interior. Thanks to a previous reviewer who mentioned this! Anyway my husband and...More

Thank tripsterVancouver_Bc
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered take out for the wife and I. We got nan bread, rice and butter chicken. When I first walked in the restaurant it was about 1/3 full and I was pleased with the atmosphere. It seemed very ethnic and with raving butter chicken...More

Thank Skucy
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I've been going to this place before it was renovated back in the day. The ambience back then was nothing special but the prices were awesome and the food even better! There are other Indian places in town but I'd say that they charge 25%...More

Thank Casey L
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Have never had yellow butter chicken, usually it comes out in a creamy tomato based sauce, this was a curry with cream, naan was burnt even samosas were bland. Felt like I wasted my evening and money, will continue to drive to Ladysmith to the...More

Thank irish_elfin
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I'm having a hard time with this review. There are so many things right and soooooo many things wrong with my experience here. Firstly as others have mentioned, it's understaffed so prepare for a wait. I arrived at 540pm today and waited 30 min for...More

Thank Miss M
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Are you sure this post is meant for these guys I didn't see any items on their menu and it was pretty good, coming from someone who eats out daily living in downtown Vancouver Cheers
28 June 2016|
Response from TEAMBKR | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Without question. I have been there a few times and am quite certain I reviewed the correct place
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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.