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India Cafe Kailua Curry Express

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600 Kailua Rd, Ste 129, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2865
+1 808-262-1800
10:30 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has several locations. The one I was at is in Kailua, Hawaii. Express means just that. Delicious food to go!!!! Love the watermelon drink made fresh there. If you like real spicy foods, try the eggplant dish. If you like mild they have it too. I go to one of the locations every time I come to visit.... More 

Thank ESS2011
Daytona Beach, Florida
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rice was dry. The person at the front counter had was prepping food while taking money. The Tikka Masala was horrible with small slices of chicken that looked like it was pre-cut from a freezer meal. I didn't eat any of my food and will not be going again.

Thank lprstn
Honolulu, Hawaii
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133 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,172 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

After driving 'round the island this past weekend, we spotted India Café in Kailua and had a late lunch there. We have previously only tried India Café's food truck so this is the first time we ate a meal inside an India Café. Very tiny place (it is an Express after all) but we were able to get one of... More 

5 Thank vrite
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We ordered the vegetarian meal which came with a choice of three entree selections. It came with saffron rice and raita. I think this was the mildest Indian food we ever ate...or should I say, bland. My husband thinks I should rate it 2 but I've given it a three because the service was so good.

1 Thank HonugirlHawaii
Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

The food here is delicious and cheap! My favorite was the coconut curry cabbage. Chana masala was also great!

Thank Kathy F
Beulah, MI
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We decided to try this little restaurant and order take-out as there were two 2 toppers in side and two outside. We tried the samosas (puffs), lamb masala and chicken curry. The samosas were veggie-filled and served with a chili sauce (sweet). The lamb masala was lamb cubes, herbs and curry. The chicken curry was chicken and spices in a... More 

Thank Pam Y
Maui, Hawaii
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is no place to dine, but to have a great authentic Indian meal. Stop by for lunch and you will love it. Limited seating, therefore you might think about take out.

Thank Peter T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

My wife and I went to the Kailua Farmer's Market last night and India Café had a booth there. The curry chicken was amazing and the service was upbeat and energetic. They were more than happy to sample all of their offerings. You could really tell the two guys serving really believed in the product. India Café really helped make... More 

Thank Evan P
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251 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

The hardest thing about eating here is trying to decide what to order. Luckily we were in line with a woman who had been eating there since they opened. Everything we tried was great.

1 Thank Tiffany H
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Stay away. Terrible food (it's been pre-prepared and is warmed), they didn't have naan at noon time before the lunch rush and hardly any seating. I ordered butter chicken and got some dry crappy version of chicken curry. Complete rip-off.

1 Thank goya0003

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Kailua Rd, Ste 129, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2865
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-262-1800

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