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The Only Place Indian Restaurant

U 10 17-19 Stockton St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 49844414
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“naan” (7 reviews)
“curries” (8 reviews)
“chicken tikka” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Halal
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U 10 17-19 Stockton St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk down the ramp into what looks like a basement food court you may have second thoughts but don't be put off.  Once seated the setting is present and a change from the typical Indian restaurant. The offerings from this young husband and...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Such a great meal! Helped that we read the menu well beforehand, but we also got some tips from a very patient and helpful person when we rang to place our order - and we were rewarded with a wonderfully balanced, beautifully spicy and value...More

1  Thank sueseepoo
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Go down the ramp. That’s all you need to do. The food is fantastic authentic Indian and full of flavour. I’ve been here a few times now and it’s been great every time. BYO.

1  Thank Callaghan C
Reviewed 3 March 2018

As residents this was our first visit to Only Place and we were really impressed with the food. Did have some wait time but was worth it, great food and freshly cooked, all ingredients were fresh and complimented the dishes, we are fussy eaters but...More

Thank bubcurl
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Friendly service and good buffet menu for group sittings. Only downfall was they were very stingy on the steamed rice and charged us multiple times to refill it. All the curries and naan's we ordered were great especially the butter chicken and vindaloo curry

Thank NelsonBayFoodCritics
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place, friendly and welcoming service and the food was amazing. Wished this was our local

1  Thank Matt W
Reviewed 20 December 2017

We dined in one night and also had take away (we really liked it ;)) another time during our Nelson Bay stay. Both times, the food was delicious. Not oily at all (which sometimes happens with Indian food). Lots of GF options too. Staff were...More

2  Thank Emma S
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Its like being in a food court but thats not a bad thing. The menu is excellent and the service is fantastic, young Indian couple very charming lady. Everything we had was great, no dud's !! I love eggplant/aubergine and they cooked a beautiful dish...More

2  Thank X1350FOchrisw
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely place albeit a bit of a strange location. Great food nice people relaxed atmosphere. Lamb dish was superb. Kids were tolerated well. Due to location there’s very little phone signal but probably not a bad thing... would definitely go again if I was nearby.

2  Thank scrappanda
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was friendly. Great for children as it is a very relaxed restaurant set-up: they got pencils to draw on the paper table cloth and were very happy. Everyone loved their meals.

2  Thank WallaceAustralia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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. BYO
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