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Gateway To India Restaurant

202 Fourth St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1T2, Canada
+1 250-755-4037
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Asian, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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202 Fourth St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1T2, Canada
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Reviews (109)
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21 - 30 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 12 July 2016

We had friends telling us just how good this place was but to be honest I really wasn't expecting it to be as excellent as it was. We are not real experts on East India food but this was far and away one of the...More

Thank Ken927
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Went here the other night because of the great reviews. I don't always agree with such high reviews. as everyone's taste is different. This time, I certainly do agree with the super reviews that this restaurant deserves! Great Indian food! Every dish we tried was...More

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 15 June 2016

What a hidden gem for Nanaimo, transcend from the old neighbourhood into fine dining style restaurant. We were greeted by the owner very politely, who has a very keen interest for wines, all of which were paired amazing with the dishes he recommended for our...More

Thank Jerry604
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

One of the worst experiences I have had in nanaimo. I dine out 3 to 5 days a week. I dined here with my parents. First off no menus were given. We sat for at least 10 minutes until I got up and got menus....More

Thank joinkette
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Absolutely the best, thank GAWD!! the only place that offers flavour in Nanaimo!! Chicken curry mlem mlem mlem.... AND NAN......Jesus make sure you do not forget the NAN FML.. The best...

Thank Nanaimo A
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Sketchy exterior,fancy interior. The food is authentic and delicious. Service was great. Food can be a bit spicy, so be prepared. Ask for extra coconut milk to mellow out any extra spice.

Thank Regina P
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Was at this restaurant on a Wednesday night and there weren't many people in the restaurant. I was therefore surprised at how long it took for food to be delivered. Wait staff said, 'sorry for the wait,' but offered no other explanation. Also, the entrees...More

Thank KiwiSnifters
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I've eaten here a couple of times and had take-out food several times. The food is good but not exceptional, but still probably the best Indian I've found in Nanaimo. The service is appalling. I went there recently with a large group (27 of us)....More

Thank asimick2016
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

It's quite nice inside, the service was good. unfortunately the food was much too hot for my grandpa to eat even though we asked for it to be very mild. The portions were small and over all everything was quite expensive for the amount of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Just had a lovely dinner here tonight! As mentioned by other posters the outside may be a bit misleading but when you step inside it's a beautiful ambience. The food was all very delicious - we've had many orders of butter chicken all over the...More

Thank islandgirl7777
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Are you sure this post is meant for these guys I didn't see any items on their menu and it was pretty good, coming from someone who eats out daily living in downtown Vancouver Cheers
28 June 2016|
Response from TEAMBKR | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Without question. I have been there a few times and am quite certain I reviewed the correct place
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Fourth St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1T2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-755-4037
Gateway to India has been located in the heart of Nanaimo for over 20 years. Specializing in Indian cuisine, we provide our community with authentic Indian dishes. Dine in our modern contemporary Indian designed restaurant where we are capable of seating up to 100 patrons. We have a full bar and lounge where we specialize in making the best tasting mojitos!Find our food in local grocery stores and costco.
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