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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
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:00
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Tamworth, Australia
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155 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem is tucked away in a side street at the bay and is very authentic. The food was amazing. The rices fantastic. Indian breads delicious. Had lunch with family and order four filling dishes, rice and Mango Lassi. Staff were friendly and authentic.

1 Thank M00nTraveller
Nelson Bay, Australia
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is tucked away in an arcade and easily missed but when you do find it, the feel/atmosphere is authenic as is the food. we tried the butter chicken, the pakora and the naan bread, all of which were very good although my husband was not a fan of the pakora. we will definitely be going back for more.

1 Thank ChrisandKaryn
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Indian run by Indians best Indian around with many awards The only reason you come here is to eat good food. Decor is basic but service is good Recommend

2 Thank comrade V
Gorokan, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most disappointing meal here our entrees were terrible microwaved pakoras and shami kebab was beyond belief all we could here was the dig of the microwaves in the kitchen they were dry and so hard it was difficult to cut into them and the size for the money was ridiculous. We also had a butter chicken on... More 

Thank fifimack
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Had been to this restaurant last week and was thrilled to have the food more authentic to its origin,appreciate the management and chef efforts to keep its original taste intact.loved the food and will come back soon

Thank Pavan M
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159 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Although the atmosphere is not the nicest due to the place where the restaurant is, we felt really welcome. The service was nice, the staff very friendly and the food delicious. Would we go there again? YES, definitely. Everything we ordered was freshly prepared and super yum.

2 Thank SydneyPerla
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I was starving for indian food since I am here, found this place and thought may be not but went inside and found very much indian, the food is amazing especially the beef curry and the naans, chef mahesh is doing the best job mixing his culinary art with indian food, the hospitality, guest interaction and receiving of guest is... More 

1 Thank Ravi K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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.

1 Thank Dianne F
Sydney, Australia
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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

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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 8 - USD 23
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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