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- Moderate, $15 - $25
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- Lunch, Dinner
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Reviews for The Indian Cafe
by Rhiannon H.
26th March 2013
Found this restaurant using my nose from the amazing fragrances emitted by their kitchen and have not looked back since. The only place in Nelson I would go to for Indian cuisine!
Food is delicious and great value for money lunch or dinner, cannot go past their lunch deal if you want to sample curries that you may not order yourself normally (three curries and rice for under $10).
As the curries are cooked to order, there is a bit of a wait for your food and it would be better if the wait-staff knew more about the food but they were friendly and as helpful as they could be.
23rd March 2013
Denise the Maître d’ runs a tight ship. I’ve eaten here almost monthly for many years and am never disappointed with the quality of the meals and the friendly professional staff.
They really know how to look after customers properly and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
24th April 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. Had a slight issue when we arrived of being seated close to an open door, and with it being a bit of a cold, windy night we found ourselves a bit cold but unsure as to whether we were allowed to ask that the door be closed due to waiters/waitresses constantly using it. Our food wait time was bit long but the restaurant was fairly crowded so it was understandable. Once the food arrived, the waitress was very friendly and helpful and we all found our meals DELICIOUS. As I am new to Indian cuisine, I was a bit unsure but I am now a newly found convert. I will be back again and will recommend to anyone!
by Biggie C.
7th December 2009
The food was good here – but look slike its still suffering from service issues. We ordered the banquet which was all great but the timing was off. at least 45 mins between ordering and entrees, and another 45 minutes before mains, and naan bread arrived 15 minutes (after askign twice) after the mains. We did go after 7 on a saturday night but the place was not full. Its an old house so the layoutmay not be good for service. Good fodd but hope youre not in any form of a hurry
29th October 2009
I miss the old smaller shop. Look , the food here is pretty good but take my advice and go early, before 7pm. Service has been good and woeful pending on the time visited. Go eargly and you will be happy.
15th September 2009
very good im will come again
29th June 2009
The most delicious indian food we have had!! We have been to the indian cafe many times, due to it’s wonderful reputation it can be very busy. However, it’s ambience is enjoyable, the staff very friendly and efficient, and the meal is definatly worth the wait!!
16th May 2009
Tonight was our first experience at this restaurant which has a good reputation. We arrived at 7.05pm and the table service was quick with water and complimentary papadams. We ordered two drinks, two mains and a naan and additional papadams. One hour and ten minutes later we still do not have our meals. We enquired as to where our meals were 45 minutes into the evening and told they would be ready in 10 minutes. At 8.15 pm we left. Upon paying our account our drinks were complimentary for our inconvenience. The service was very disappointing. We will not return.Comment from Paul L. of The Indian Cafe 17/05/2009
by Roger F.
18th March 2009
Although we only had a take-away from the Indian Cafe it was one of the better Indian take-aways we have had. There was a very generous amount of meat in the sauce which was a surprise as we are used to playing ‘find the meat’ with other Indian restaurant take-aways.
The staff were very busy when I went in to order but they were all very welcoming and helpful. Can’t wait to return and dine-in next time.
by Charlie and Suzy
27th March 2008
By far the best indian cuisine we have ever had, tried lots of other indian resturants but Indian Cafe we will always return to to get that curry fix
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