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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” (57 reviews)
“butter chicken” (46 reviews)
“naan” (29 reviews)
Closed 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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Reviewed today via mobile

Great food and they delivered it to the free house (great craft beer) across the road for us as recommended by our Airbnb hosts. Restaurant looked good inside too if you would prefer to eat in.

Thank bpepper7
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the Indian cafe on a weekend trip to Nelson. I have a tree nut allergy so usually avoid Indian food but the staff were amazing. The manager arranged with the chef to ensure my meal was safe and checked on me during...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have reviewed before, continue to go, am writing again because consistency is spot on! YUM! Chicken Korma for the win!

Thank HappyasNeil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with the family at this wonderful restaurant. We went after reading Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Almost the entire menu was gluten free. We had 2 meat dishes and 2 vegetable dishes and all were cooked perfectly. Staff were friendly and attentive....More

Thank Appl3an
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are regulars at this restaurant. We have found the food to always be excellent. We have never had a meal we haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. It is a popular busy restaurant so sometimes there might be a wait but they always let you know in...More

Thank Tynie14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose to eat here despite the 1 hour wait for food. Was very disappointed when I got home to find I only had 2 Curry’s (we ordered three) AND that one of them wasn’t what we ordered. After talking on the phone with the manager...More

2  Thank tomarps30
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An old house turned restaurant is the perfect location for boutique Indian cuisine. We often frequent the team here because not only is the food A-Class but the service from the staff is always top notch. If your looking for an relaxed meal with some...More

Thank Ginjay N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t actually ate here, but had their delicious food delivered to the lovely Free House across the street. The food pairs very well with the beer on offer there.

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of curries and entrees. Everyone had something different and all were happy. Service was good and the restaurant was very busy. We were told there would be a wait but we were happy to sit and talk and have a few drinks. Would...More

Thank mikeb54qw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food. The size of the tandoori entrees is very generous as well. It was very busy but the service time was excellent too

Thank Paul M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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