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We love to hear back from you about your experience at The Indian Café. We have a guestbook in the restaurant that we would love you to sign, or you can leave a message for the team here.

Date Author Comment/News
27 Feb 14 Miranda Nieuwenhuis & Erik Hoekstra (Hengelo, The Netherlands)

We were surprised to find that Nelson has this treasure Indian restaurant. Quick service and motivated personel. And defenitely the best Kulfi we ever had for desert. An absolute 'must eat'.

06 Aug 13 Frank PR, Nelson

Authentic flavours, very attentive staff and food that is right priced. These are hard to find today from restaurants, but Indian Cafe is among the best in Nelson. IF you choose to dine for tea ensure it is EARLY or on a WEEKNIGHT because otherwise you will be overwhelmed by how busy they get. Instead I recommend and we ate on a weekday early evening and found it incredibly good place to dine!

04 Jun 13 Andie and Maggie, Nelson

This is seriously good Indian food makes my mouth water just thinking of it!!!!! Service superb really lovely staff.

15 Feb 13 Heinz, Gaby and Roland visiting Nelson

We've had such a lovely meal, that we had to book a table for our return trip to Nelson. Our favourites; Lamb Rogon josh is just excellent, and the dahl is voted to be the best we've ever had! Just great with a naan or roti.

29 Aug 12

Naera Johnson

We come down to Nelson each year for the Top of the South Bodybuilding competition.  We would like to thank you for your hospitality and excellent food and service.  It was nice that Denise acknowledged that she remembered us.
We will be sure to recommend the Indian Cafe to any friends and family traveling to Nelson.  We will be looking forward to enjoying your food again in the future. Kind Regards, Naera and Maree

28 Aug 12 David Leggott

Absolutely delightful meal, hot and with just the right amount of curry. My wife tried one of the paratha's & really enjoyed it, while I was less adventurous & opted for what I had last time, the platter made up of 4 different curries and rice. Very good value too. We'll be back. - David Leggott, Stoke, Nelson

15 Feb 12 Jay Chasland

WOW! The food was incredible. The flavours and colours were spectacular. By far the best Indian experience in New Zealand!
The service was friendly and prompt, the prices are reasonable and we will definitely be coming back a lot more and recommending to all our friends, family and visitors. thank you for a wonderful night! – J Chasland

13 Feb 12


Craving a good spicy Indian curry..go no further! Best in town. good food at a reasonable price. Wish I could eat there every week!

10 Feb 12

Mary Beesley,

This is a must to dine at. The expectations were all met for a wonderful dinning experience. Staff were pleasant and extremly helpful with their explanation of the menu. Great ambiance and very comfortable I recommend this as a good experience.
Well done to this establishment. Have recommended this restaurant to friends who live in Nelson. We will certainly frequent this establishment again. Is this Nelsons best kept secret?

14 Dec 11 Hope Sealing

Thanks again for a wonderful evening.  The service was attentive and friendly, Denise was her usual fabulous self and the food was delicious.  Merry Christmas to Paul, Monu, Myra and your wonderful team. Cheers Sue and Neil, Nelson, New Zealand.

7 Feb 11 Sue Loved the BHUNA GOSHT !  Yet again a fabulous meal.  Thanks for keeping up a great standard.
22 Jun 10 Ross Taylor, NZ Cricketer

Best Indian I've had in New Zealand!

Ross & Paul

25 Apr 10 Paul & Monu We are very pleased to announce we were finalists for "Outstanding International Cuisine" at the 2010 Nelson Hospitality Awards. We were also thrilled that our maitre d', Denise Gibson, was also a finalist for the maitre d' of the year award.
16 Nov 09 Louise Plug, Brisbane, Australia I recently visited Nelson and heard via family that this Indian Restaurant was "the place to eat!" What a beautiful and inviting menu. After great indecision I finally chose a dish as did my daughter and her partner which gave us a delicious selection to taste. I can say with great confidence "the food was just fabulous". So go treat yourself with great food, service and ambiance!!!!
9 Sep 08 Paul & Monu We are very pleased and excited to announce we have just won "Outstanding International Cuisine" at the 2008 Nelson Hospitality Awards. We first won this award in 2005.
28 Aug 08 Sue & Neil Chesterman

We love taking family and friends to The Indian Café.  It never disappoints.  We love the service, especially Denise and we always get a warm welcome from Paul and Monu.  Thanks Guys.  Sue & Neil

Aug 08 Richard Aindow,
Wild Tomato Magazine
By any test, surroundings and service are excellent. The food, although toned down for Kiwi palates, is tasty, filling and well priced. And as we leave with a doggy bag tucked under my arm, I marvel that lunch the next day is also included...
Overall Four stars - Highly recommended
24 Jul 08 Helen Clark,
Prime Minister

To The Indian Café. Thanks for a lovely meal!

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