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2603 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7204 (Fife)
+1 253-552-5022
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wed 05:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 03:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful lunch buffet, and it's affordable! The staff is attentive and informative if you have questions about the food. I was impressed with the vegetarian and gluten free options.

Thank ncrscholar
Spring Hill, Florida
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152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The buffet here has a decent number of choices and most of it is good, although I'd avoid the goat which tasted like gristle. Everything else I've had here is tasty. The restaurant is clean, the service is good, and it's fun to come to this part of town which is kind of funky and eclectic. Parking can be tricky... More 

Thank Yessyhara
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We live in Sequim and always try a Indian restaurant when we can . The food here is so yummy! Everything at the Buffett was so delicious. It was the best Indian food we've had in a very long time. I can't wait to go back and I hear there is one in Gig Harbor so we don't have to... More 

Thank Sassysings
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a bit of a 'hole in the wall' restaurant. Like many along 6th ave in this area of Tacoma, it doesn't look like much from the outside, and the inside looks a bit on the shopworn side. However, the food is good, the prices reasonable, and the service good as well. We have eaten here a number of... More 

Thank TAGTripAd
Tacoma, Washington
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I've been going to Gateway to India for years and have always been satisfied with the experience. We've even ordered to-go, as well as used them to cater an occasion. The owner is generally on hand making sure everything is ran smoothly and is a nice guy. Having been to India, I can say the food is excellent and much... More 

Thank Kelscreator
Seattle, Washington
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157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Plenty of choices on the menu and at the buffet. Don't let the buffet lead you to believe that this is a "run of the mill" cheapo joint. Service is good, portion sizes are a value and the taste delivers.

Thank mblam7
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Expensive and the quality is not worthy!! The meal size not enough for adults its kids size. The service not bad but still need to be better.

Thank Suzan H
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

I have yet to be disappointed by anything here; the curries are flavorful, the appetizers and sides are generally excellent, and even the lunch buffet is respectable. Occasionally, the wait staff gets a bit backed up, but the delays are usually minimal even then. So far, it's the best Indian restaurant I've found in Tacoma.

Thank mcglk
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Been here several times and it's always a great value Buffet had salad, Naan bread,basmati rice, curry rice, several currys, tandoori chicken and rice pudding for dessert. The service and food were excellant, we will be back

Thank Jimmy C
Tampa, Florida
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602 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Why a 5 star? Because this is my third time here ( I live on the east coast) in five years and they once again knocked it out of the park. That's pretty darn good. Great flavors, great service and reasonable prices. Some of the best Indian cuisine I've had!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2603 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7204
  • Public Transportation: route 1 on 6th Ave
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-552-5022

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