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India Cafe

227 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3927
+1 319-354-2775
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
24 Feb 2017
“Fraud Restaurant....No connection with India”
29 Dec 2016
“Cockroach on the table!”
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227 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3927
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The basic part of Indian Culture and Cuisine is that Guest is treated like a VVIP but in this stupid restaurant they behave as if you are a beggar going for free food. Every day the buffet menu is same. They just pass on the...More

Thank Pallav27
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went here with friend for lunch buffet. Not a very big buffet, but was wanting to try something new. Sat down at the table with my plate and noticed a cockroach crawling across the table. The waiter moved us to another seat which was fine,...More

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 22 July 2016

It was a favorite back then and it is still as tasty today as then. This is a great place to try Indian food if you are not sure if you have a guests who are shy. The staff is very nice, willing to share...More

Thank hoosierscience
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We dine here regularly. The food equals that of the best London Indian restaurants. Authentic dishes are perfectly spiced, served piping hot with good size portions. The servers are consistently excellent.

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 3 December 2015

This is our office's go to place for lunch. The food is quite good for a buffet. The flavors are pretty authentic. The naan, tandoori chicken, and veggie masala are really good. The chai is great and reminds me of India. The staff are friendly...More

Thank YourTravelPath
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We've dined there twice in the last year. The second time to give it another chance since we really like Indian food. Same experience: the place was nearly empty the first time and we were the ONLY party the second time. And the harsh lighting...More

Thank BR938
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Being mostly vegetarian, Indian food is one the default choices. India Cafe in Iowa City is quite good, not the best but certainly in my 70s percentile rank. Their Masala Chai is particularly good. I like very much the atmosphere. Even when crowded, it's never...More

Thank TurtleSenior
Reviewed 20 November 2014

We were not impressed. Dining are was cold and had a cafeteria atmosphere. We ordered three entrees to share - all order medium spice level. One had not heat at all, one was medium, and the the third was almost too spicy to eat. beyond...More

1  Thank JulieSmoragiewicz
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I am a huge fan of Indian food. The the India Cafe is pretty good compared to others, but not my favorite. I had the lunch buffet, which was a decent price. The staff is friendly. I would recommend this to a person that enjoys...More

1  Thank Keaton C
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Great food, affordable, such courteous and friendly service!! Am only driving through here and so can experience this but once. I do know that if I am ever here again, this is the place I will visit :) Highly recommended: mango ice cream... Fresh, home...More

2  Thank shaha84
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3927
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-2775
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