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India Joze

418 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4504
+1 831-332-0255
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“basa” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
“pad thai” (3 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
418 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4504
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Jose is one of my favorite chefs. He is a world traveler and the food here reflects many areas of the globe. The name India Joze is the owners nickname not a description of the the menu . Check out the menu on line it...More

Thank Barbra B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Not sure how or why this place is rated number one for Indian cuisine. Probably because the majority of reviews are from people that don't know what real East Indian food is. If you want an 'American' experience then this place is perfect. Somewhat of...More

Thank anarayan
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We actually walked into India Joze by mistake, while looking for a different restaurant. But once we looked at the menu and stepped in, we knew this was the place we had spent the last hour looking for. The decor was inviting and colorful with...More

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Crazy hippy kind of place. Wine/Beer only. CASH ONLY. Fortunately for me they had champagne: Armeli Prosecco-tiny Bubbles/Makes You Feel Happy. One had wine and water. Basa Filet Wok’d w/ Vegetables in Spicy Malay Nonya Chili-Garlic-Ginger-Wine Sauce -$13.00 was enjoyed by our daughter. The Mr....More

Thank Alice34203
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Wow - where to start ? Whilst visiting Santa Cruz for the first time we chose to come here based on good reviews and our love of Asian cuisine. Sadly we left bemused and bewildered. Firstly it is not an Indian restaurant (neither Hindu nor...More

1  Thank paperarms
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends and their kids during a recent trip to Santa Cruz. Had checked it out online and seen the reviews were pretty good so we went with it. Have to say the place itself was one of the strangest I've eaten in. None...More

3  Thank HikingLoon
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The smell, food, selection, service and scenery are among the best here at India Joze. Nothing like eggplant and tempeh lala on an empty stomach to brighten your mood.

Thank Dannie H
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Joze is what Santa Cruz is all about! I first discovered him when I was in college in the 70's - he was off Seabright then and the place he shared was by day what seemed like a pretty standard coffee shop and by night...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Had the mahi, shared the sumac fries, pakora vegetables. Food comes from the kitchen in spurts due to one amazingly fast chef. Very tasty.

1  Thank Torontobound_9
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The chef is a long time favorite of mine . He used to run a large dinner house then retired , but lucky for us all came back to open this small restaurant/take out and catering .Joe is a world traveler and it shows in...More

Thank Barbra B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-332-0255
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Eclectic Pan Asian dishes. Vegetarian, seafood, lamb and chicken with a wok emphasis since 1972. Cafe, catering culinary classes, food festivals, beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. Special events on Sundays.
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