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The Only Place Indian Restaurant

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U 10 17-19 Stockton St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 49844414
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat late at night and we stumbled across this little gem. Although a very basic dining it was clean. The service was excellent and the food was just amazing. Our taste buds were wowed with every bite. Will definitely come back here.

Thank Dianne F
Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here on our first night in Nelson Bay. The menu had a great variety of options with vegetarian entrees and vegetarian mains. I ordered a vegetarian green bean and potato curry which was delicious. The restaurant in BYO so we took a bottle of wine from a nearby liquor store. We very much enjoyed the food, great... More 

1 Thank veganbyeden
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We happened to discover this delightful restaurant by chance.....don't put be off by the downward ramp......the service and food are spot on......beautifully prepared meals with wonderful spices.....a real treat in Nelson Bay and we'll most certainly be back on our next visit to the Bay.

1 Thank neecey47
Manly, Australia
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The other dishes we had there were good. Ariane, Alyssar, and I came across The Only Place Indian Restaurant by pure coincidence as we arrived late to Nelson Bay, were quite hungry, and it doesn't seem that they were many open restaurants around, at after 9.00 pm on a weekday. It was a good coincidence.

1 Thank Sam G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My son and i bought take away here and were delighted. It was just cooked with fresh spices and had a depth to the flavours that was devine. Very tasty. I highly recommend it.

1 Thank Jean K
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The best starters and naan ever! We just walked in with our own wine and had some of the best curry ever! Wonderful starters and tandoori naan plus great value for money

2 Thank Sophie H
Paris, France
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place serves your standard curry and is best eaten as a take away. It is down an odd ramp and has an open area for in house dining which is cold in winter and hot in summer. We have noticed of late that the food seems to have not been as high a standard as it use to be... More 

1 Thank Papoon
Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

As some have noted, the location is a bit unusual and finding the place empty was a slight concern. However, we ordered the banquet for two and received an extremely enjoyable and tasty Indian feast. The mixed entrees, three curries, two sides, rice and two breads meant we had to decline the desert. The service was fast and the staff... More 

2 Thank Nmsj1957
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We really felt like some great Indian while we were having a week in Nelson Bay. We are so pleased we tried this little place. Whilst is is down stairs under the cinema the food is great and well worth a visit....or get take away! The curries are fantastic and the portion sizes are true to the style most excellent... More 

1 Thank Kirstin M
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Visited to this restaurant for dinner during long weekend. Please find the below list of points which we encountered from this restaurant: i. . Menu card was so simple with less recipes. ii. People who are taking the order from the customer do not have the adequate information about the cooking of the Indian dishes which is listed in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 10 17-19 Stockton St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 49844414
The Only Place was created 16 years ago to introduce Indian cuisine to Nelson Bay. Since having opened doors in 1998, our aim has been to serve authentic Indian food in a family friendly environment. Owners Rajoo and Shaloo Gurram strive to serve the beatiful, vibrant flavours of Indian cuisine and have hand selected dishes that they themselves crave and enjoy sharing with family and friends. The Only Place welcomes you to come and experience the true flavours of India.
Our seafood is locally sourced.
Our chicken is halal certified.
We have plenty of Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten free options.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?