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Exotic India

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102 2nd Ave, #B, Coralville, IA 52241-2687
+1 319-354-4710
17:00 - 21:30
11:15 - 14:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 11:15 - 14:30
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Iowa City, Iowa
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

This is my favorite Indian restaurant in Coralville/Iowa City area and maybe the US. All the dishes are fresh and delicious, and most importantly made with loving care according to the individual diner's needs and tastes. Recommend most highly.

1 Thank IAMermaid
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

I'm not sure that I understand the lukewarm reviews of Exotic India. I think it is the best Indian food in the area. Look for it by the Walgreens on the Coralville Strip. The buffet is good but I really love the Biryani.

Thank Iowaman1959
Aurora, IL
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157 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

Pass on this place if you have ever eaten "quality" Indian food. This place is "Americanized" pseudo-Indian fare. The dishes are blah, the service is stoic, and the atmosphere is quaint. I won't be back.

Thank musthavebeachsun
Iowa City, Iowa
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

For a small restaurant with a limited menu and selections, this is excellent. Service is good and people are friendly. Lots of Indians eat there which is always a good sign.

Thank doug k
Leduc, Canada
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

This Indian restaurant is just average. Having been to many indian restaurants in the US and Canada, my experience here was ordinary. The buffet provides some good options and the service is okay. They don't seem to care too much about hospitality. Having said that, if you are craving indian food, this is the superior place in town. Otherwise, Cedar... More 

Thank Cric01
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471 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

Love Exotic Indian. The food is always excellent and they have a great variety. We mostly go for dinner. They also have a good lunch buffet. The staff is efficient.

Thank IaTravel
Iowa City, IA
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440 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

Hidden gem! Behind taco Johns. Exotic Indian has complex flavors and each dish special. The tandoori chicken is wonderful. The chai one of the best.

Thank GailCheryl
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1,056 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

We have enjoyed several buffet lunches at this restaurant and especially liked the freshly baked naan that was delivered to our table instead of the usual somewhat faded offerings on many buffets in Indian restaurants. Dinner was somewhat less rewarding as it was ordered a'la carte instead of available from a buffet. The Naan was good when delivered to the... More 

Thank mjrg59
Nebraska City, Nebraska
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We had a good experience in Exotic India tonight. The best items were the garlic naan, chicken tikka masala, and lamb madras. The wait staff were perfectly pleasant and attentive. We'll be back!

Thank Curry_Fan2014
Iowa City, Iowa
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183 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

My family has eaten at Exotic India several times, but have only tried the afternoon buffet. Therefore, I can't comment on the menu items. Not sure if they even have a menu. The buffet generally includes: Lentil soup Dosa/idlis Pakora Basmati Rice Naan (brought to table, not sure why) Tandoori chicken Chicken Tikka Masala (some days) Mutton (some days) Assorted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:15 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 2nd Ave, #B, Coralville, IA 52241-2687
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-4710

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?