India House, Chicago
India House, Chicago

India House, Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.indiahousechicago.com/
  • Phone: 3126459500
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cigar Room, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dearborn
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking in the area.
A word from India House, Chicago
India House Restaurant in Downtown Chicago offers dining, catering, delivery , buffet, and banquet services. Our party room can accommodates up to 35 guests and is perfect for events such as birthday parties, baby showers, corporate parties, and much, much more. Enjoy dining in at the India House restaurant that offers over 250 different unique menu items, an ambiance full of Indian fine arts and crafts, and our commitment to provide you with delicious, creative, and healthy foods. Our food is representative of the many and varied regional cuisines of India and of the many ethnic groups of people in the subcontinent. Our dishes range from Bombay , Delhi , street Fare and Home style Tandoori cooking to the most sophisticated food of the royal families. Catering is our specialty. Try our daily luncheon buffet. We have received accolades from the Chicago Tribune, Zagat Survey, and the Chicago Magazine.
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India House, Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (38)great for lunch (29)fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (15)special occasion (11)romantic (9)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (5)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Indian Client Dinner
    TimeZoneTravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took my overseas finance team there for dinner. Some of the items they said were rather goods while others were sub-par. I suppose when there are so many items on the menu, it can be hard to make all of them very exceptional. Service was great despite a non-Indian waitress. I will continue to go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expansive menu, good food
    NobodyImportantVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very large and expansive menu. Everything we had was quite good. Portions are large which facilitates sharing. Prices quite reasonable. Was a little too noisy so conversation was strained.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    KrashtestVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went for the lunch buffet and it was unbelievably amazing! Great food, great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite Indian restaurant
    Steve
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    When I am in downtown Chicago I always try to plan a dinner at India House for a memorable meal. I took a group of 7 and everyone really appreciated the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Indian Food
    Coloradofoodlover
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restaurant was filled with Indians, which we took as a good sign We had the chicken tikka, dal, and spinach alook. Safron rice and two nans (garlic and masaman). Yum! The spinach dish was a bit bland, but we didn't ask for the food spicy. Next time! Service was terrific and food came out promptly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty but pricey
    MBS58VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The menu prices have gone up quite a bit since we last dined at India House. Can't justify paying $16 for a bowl of mashed eggplant and spices. The vegetable dishes are way overpriced consider they cost about the same was the meat dishes. The food is good but we have never had to wait so long for our entrées to arrive. It was about 40 minutes and the restaurant was not busy. The other detractor was two very noisy children who were disturbing everyone. Their mother doing nothing but texting on her cellphone the whole time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Compared to few years ago, quality of food has worsened a lot!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AnchieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    There were 5 of us in our party and an 18% tip was added to the bill. We have eaten at India House at least 25 times in the past few years and this is a first. We're used to a mandatory tip added when there are 6 or more in the party but certainly not 5. Good thing we checked the bill before adding an additional tip. Also, 18% tip calculated on AFTER TAX amount meaning we were paying tip ON the tax. This is not appropriate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite Indian restaurant
    Nukleric
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food, plenty of room for larger groups, valet parking, tender tandori, tasty naan, curries and masalas all very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large Portions
    OccasionalDinerChicago
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    great for groups to share. good food. love the naan apps.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Indian food, nice owner/mgr
    Meganj
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Good Indian food and a nice owner/manager. Mediocre/poor waitstaff service. Food did not appeal to our children, might to others
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but the not good service
    Robbstark
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The server didn't find us the right seat that we were looking for inspite of the fact that the place was 70% empty. And he was rude. Food was good but no one appreciates it if not treated well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    luv2goout
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Excellent food and ambiance. Clean. Warm setting. Fast service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portion size
    Dean
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The portions are large. We should have ordered on item and shared it. Perhaps the wait staff might suggest this option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's ok
    luv3die
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I'm not a big fan of Indian cuisine but my friends wanted some. So, one of my friends suggested India House which she raves about the food all the time. One of my friends brought her young children who ordered from the kids menu and provided a high chair for her youngest. I didn't get much of a guide in regards to the menu from our server. I had chicken kabob and there were other smaller plates on the table to share with my companions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good but not 5*
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've been going to India House for the last 8 years and it's consistently been the best Indian food in town. I'm cutting them a little slack but our most recent experience involved a number of service hiccups. The food is still solid but it's not the 5* experience it's been in the past two-three years. We'll be back and will hope that they get back to their best Indian restaurant in town ways.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LNTL
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    They had a big list of things to pick from. But didn't have much to pick from for guten free dairy free. My food was very good and would go back to eat the same thing. (Since I only have 2 choices). However, the service was very bad and so was the drinks. Would go out of my way to dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WomanOverboardVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Didn't like the room we were seated in. It was away from everything and our group was only five. There were plenty of seats in the main dining room, so it seemed if the OT reservation was the catalyst. The buffet as always was stellar with lots of options and cooked well. One of our party did not partake, because she has peanut allergies. The server was nice enough to continuously go back to the kitchen and ask the chef regarding menu options.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Not Up to Usual Standards
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    As always, India House remains a favorite for us;however, their needlessly complex service pattern left one of the items which I ordered not to be delivered. The food was adequate, but not up to its usual excellent standards. Principally, our issue was with the service in terms of its consistency and failure to complete our order. Although we had service complaints, our server displayed the complete understanding of the menu and its offerings which we find to be commendable (and for me, necessary).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Rimbalzina
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The indian restaurant i was looking for in chicago. Excellent food and service!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't like new ambience
    AnchieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Restaurant was completely redone a year or so ago. Even with a reservation requesting the front room they tried to seat us in the back room. The temperature was at least 90 degrees and we refused to be seated there. Finally we were seated in the front room but next to a party of 8 or 9 young women. They practically screamed at one another, unbelievably loud laughing, etc. We could not converse with our dinner partners at all. Since the redo, the restaurant is much noisier in general. The food is wonderful but I'm not sure we will return due to the very unpleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite Indian resto!
    suijurisVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    They have tons of dishes in their menu. Tandoori Chix rocks as well as Lamb Madras. The okra is also really good. You should try their tandoori breads. The sesame naan and Paneer Kulcha are addictive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 210 reviews are from the India House, Chicago reviews archive.
  • Great Indian Food
    Salinas2carmel
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    India House is a fantastic restaurant with excellent food, wonderful service, and reasonable prices. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian food in Chicago
    leepersmom
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Despite a bit of difficulty communicating with servers and waitstaff the menu is extensive, atmosphere pleasant and food extremely delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, quiet and comfortable
    Fleetboat
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The restaurant decor is attractive, the seating comfortable, and it never got noisy. The wine list is rather limited, but serviceable. Our party selected both individual vegetarian dishes and from among the house dinners which include a choice a salad or soup, nan, and lentils (served family style). The dinner choices are dominated by Tandoori dishes and the selection we had (fish, lamb, chicken) were excellent. The salad (mixed greens served with a house dressing) was OK but the soups (tomato basil and lentil) were judged very good. Dinner prices were in the $25-$35 range. The servings were plentiful, so much so that we ended taking about 1/2 away with us. Service was attentive if not overly friendly (no "My name is...").
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    Fit For Foodies
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  • Bad Spot
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Overrated food and service go to Gaylord for better food and service
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  • Is it slipping?
    ChicagoanVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    India House has been our favorite Indian restaurant but we had a very disappointing meal. A new chef? The sauces lost all their subtle-yet-complex flavors.
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  • the food always great but
    jose
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    the food always great but the service just so so !!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perennial favorite
    BelQ
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This was the second time I'd been to India House for the lunch buffet since they opened after the-awaited renovations were completed. As always, the lunch buffet choices did not disappoint. One of the things I always appreciate about India House is that they are not afraid to spice some of the items at the buffet at the 'medium' level, which means I don't have to order a la carte if I am in the mood for extra heat. Of course, the majority of food is mild to medium to appeal to most palettes, but this is undoubtedly one of the reason this establishment is so popular with my Indian friend and me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place, great ambiance
    vwalker89
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    My s.o. and I enjoyed a visit to this establishment in mid March 2014. This was by far our favorite place in Chicago. We left stuffed, but wished we didn't eat that day so we could have had more! We had an awesome server who was able to recommend dinner choices and wine pairings as well. Great looking place and worth the price. Enjoy this excellent dinning experience, I believe they offer buffet at lunch, but not dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passage to India
    ChicagoFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    A very nice menu with many dishes not found in other Chicago Indian places and some seasoned quite wll, that is hot, not toned down. I had the lamb chops, burned mouth but worth every tear. My wife had the mixed grill, good but some of the chicken a bit dried out. So given the few choices in the area, India House should be on the top of list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server rushed through order,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Server rushed through order, brought a few wrong dishes, water always waiting to be refilled. I know it was a busy Friday night, but the ambiance had an overall chaotic feel, the service inattentive and distracted. Good thing the food surpasses all- excellent and mouth-watering Indian cuisine!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time and Very Good
    BobLVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Took a friend to India House for a birthday lunch. I had not been to the restaurant before. The buffet had a huge selection of dishes to try. I was surprised to find a sizzling dish of chicken at our table when we returned from the buffet. The food was very good. Some spicy dishes. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic gem
    coffeentea
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Previously dined here before the remodel. Modern design. Food still delicious. Does not disappoint. Dinner is pricey but entrees include soup, dal, rice and naan, so worth it. Huge menu can be daunting for new diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We very much enjoyed the quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We very much enjoyed the quality of the food and the friendly server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly outstanding
    Dybbuk
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Everything we ordered here was outstanding. They start you off with complimentary little bread strips and a very tasty dipping sauce. The chai was rich and perfectly spiced. The dahi aloo poori was complex and fascinating. That was a new dish to me and it was a wonderful mix of different flavors. The least standout dish was the hyderabadi curry, and that was still delicious and unique, as I had never had anything quite like it before. The bread was brought to us immediately after it came off the oven and was hot, rich and buttery. The absolute star of the evening was the palak paneer. I have never had palak that fresh and flavorful. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to trying more things on their menu.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Buffet
    veggiechicagoVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Everything was great, wished there was saag and chana on the buffet. The meat eaters seemed happy. All the items were fresh and not over cooked. Excellent service as well. Will definitely go back for team lunches - everyone was full!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Beautifully Renovated
    SGEatsVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I had a great dinner at India House last week. The chicken tikka and tandoori mixed grill were both delicious. I was impressed by the wine list. It may initially look like India House is a little pricier than some other Indian restaurants, but rice and naan are included with each entrée, making the prices the same as the spots I like on Devon Street. They recently renovated and the restaurant is beautiful. It fits in with the other trendy restaurants in River North. I would definitely go on a date there or go with colleagues.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delish!
    rpmdiner
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We loved our food, the good service and the atmosphere. Would definitely come back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but worth it
    Reviewer12675
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    This place is not cheap, but it serves amazing food, and the free naan takes a bit of the sting out. Portions are generous - my paneer makhani had more chunks of paneer than I've gotten at any other Indian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.