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India Restaurant
India Restaurant

India Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.indiarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (401) 421-2600
  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Buffet Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering menu available on our website.

  • Private Party Facilities: Huge Parties or Private Events, we can handle the catering needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Ajay (401) 421-2600
  • Entertainment: Free Natural Henna Tattoos by our Henna artists are available every Friday and Saturday evenings starting 7pm.

    Far Eastern Belly-Dancing performances every Friday and Saturday evenings starting 7:30pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private dining spaces available for special events.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: The Bus stop is in front of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On the corner of Hope st. and Blackstone Blvd. providing for ample street parking.
A word from India Restaurant
India is an elegantly designed restaurant featuring beautiful dining rooms, a bar with over 200 candles, and special private seating with cozy fireplaces for intimate occasions. Voted among the 10 Best Places for Alfresco Dining by Providence Monthly, India boasts sweeping front patio views of Blackstone Boulevard and Hope Street along with swing seat dining in the quaint back garden courtyard. Voted "Best Indian Restaurant" for over 12 years the menu features an extensive selection of vegetarian, meat and seafood delights. A variety of fun and exotic summer drinks including their jumbo margaritas makes this a local hangout since 1995.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We came for the soccer special. Our original waiter kept mumbling so much we had to have him keep repeting himself. He eventually just abandoned us and other waitstaff in the restaurant just helped our table when we needed something."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We have been looking for an excellent Indian restaurant and now have found it in India."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I loved the outdoor patio garden area. Tables were under trellises, and the seats on one side of the tables were swings. The food was excellent! The jumbo margaritas (20 oz) were too big. Next time we'll order one and share it. We love Indian food, and have been to many Indian restaurants. This is the best ever!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food and service were fantastic. Cosmo was a little weird but I don't blame the restaurant for that; wine was good. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a great meal on Mother's Day. My wife grew up in England and she loves Indian food. Over there you find Indian restaurants everywhere. she grew up in a small village in northern England and there's an Indian restaurant right in the village center right next to the pub. I wanted to do something special for her on Mother's Day and this fit the bill."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went in for a late-ish lunch on Mother's Day. Outside seating was very popular. We sat inside but right near the doors to the patio, which made for a pleasant atmosphere. The buffet food was excellent, as were the frozen drinks (I had the mudslide myself). Drink service was a little slow as they were busy, but overall the staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was great. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good variety - always amazing service - great outdoor spot"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "So delicious. The naan is perfect, the currie dishes are my favorite. Apps are good. But I may be frequenting this place over the summer just for The mango colada!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Visually beautiful restaurant but the food wasn't appealing. "
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I have been to India several times for dinner and my favorite dishes are: The spicy Biryani, the Sirloin Kebob and the Lamb Chops. All of them are outstanding. The meats, I order medium rare and the juiciness and tenderness of the meat is just crazy good. The Kale salad that comes with the kebob entrees is fresh, light and delicious. The Basmati rice is a great side to the kebobs. The service is nice and polite. Attentive and non intrusive. The decor is very soft and cozy with some Bollywood movies in the main dining area. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Have been on several occasion had family in from Texas and we brought them to India for their first time... they loved it - authentic- great menu choices- food delicious- - service was great- prices reasonable....."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Pleasant dining, comfortable seating. The service is attentive and friendly. The food is tasty but a couple items were overcooked when we went last time to the Sunday buffet. Time before they had a seafood special that was perfect. This is a tasty change of pace place for us we go to periodically. Try the alcoholic "Tea" , very good but practice restraint. They will sneak up on you. Wife likes the Mamosa's."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Wife and I visited India on a Tuesday night. Service was a bit slow but waitress seemed to be waiting on many tables. Waitress was very friendly and overall atmosphere was very relaxing. Red Sangria was excellent as was Aloo Tikki and Lentil Spinach soup. Naan Pizza ad Aloo Gobhi were good but we'd probably try other dishes on the next visit."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I had the sirloin kebob and it was tender, moist and flavorful. Service was attentive and prompt."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was great, but the service was lackluster. Maybe its because I went there mid day and not during a night rush? Idk... our waiter was kind of a space cadet."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "healthy food - tasty - we go there all the time - the favorite place to eat with my teenagers"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Service and food were excellent, as always. It was a very busy night for the staff but they handled the flow well. We highly recommend this restaurant to all of our friends."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My husband & I decided to look for a new Indian restaurant. We had heard about India, but had never tried it. Our experience was fabulous. The flavors were excellent, selections abundant. Our server was very good; he remembered our orders without writing them down...he was very attentive....our drinks came within 5 minutes of ordering and our appetizer arrived within 10 minutes in spite of the restaurant being busy. We arrived at 5 pm for dinner. By the time we left at 6 pm, many of the tables were already filled. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food and service is consistent. Service is genuine, with smile and food is delicious. Sangria is a little weak, that is my only constructive feedback."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I tend to get the same thing and I've been to almost every Indian restaurant in Providence so far. The food here is consistently good and the flavors can't be beat. The chicken biryani is the best I've had in Providence."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We had a big group of old friends so we can get a little loud. This is a great place because we don't feel like we are interrupting other diners. It's energetic, we loved the belly dancer. The food was very good and the cocktails were delicious."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "In this attractive neighborhood restaurant we ordered the chef 's specials and had an excellent meal. The lamb chops were particularly outstanding."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Located on Hope St in Providence, near Blackstone Blvd, this restaurant offers many great specials....like 50% off entrees on Tuesdays. Great food, great value."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I wasn't sure if I'd like the cuisine but I ended up loving everything. The kabobs were excellent and the drinks were very good also, would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is very consistently excellent, the waitstaff are attentive and professional, and the atmosphere is really nice. There was a gas fireplace by our table. Always cozy. Weekend belly dancing is cool."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. It has delicious food thati beaufully presented. Staff is welcoming and attentive. It has a lot of atmosphere and charm. It is in my neighborhood bt aay feels like a special place. We loved the special crab and shrimp korma and chicken saag. The indian breads are a perfect compliment. Wonderful restaurant to celebrate Valentines day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From the greeting and seating to app through dessert, consistency is a given. The food is excellent (especially the kale salad) and the signature cocktails pair with the food very well. I always recommend India and visit twice per month."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I have tried other restaurants but i always come back to India. The food is always fresh and tasty. Most of the dishes are healthy . And the atmosphere is awesome, this restaurant is beautiful. The servers are friendly and attentive. They also have a good drink menu with lots of variety.I would suggest this restaurant for special occasions or if you just want a different dining experience."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "This was my first time and I enjoyed it. The atmosphere was nice, the food was good and I got my first henna tattoo."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband and I absolutely LOVE the staff! They are always happy, have a great sense of humor and aim to please their guests! Plus, the wait staff have been there for a long time. You always see a friendly face and they remember you too. :) The menu offers a wide variety of food to please anyone's palate. It's not all spicey and hot. I love the Byriani with chicken! The food is superior! The cocktails are so good too! We enjoy bringing friends and family to this restaurant. The ambiance is excellent no matter where you sit. Inside or out you will love being here. The belly dancer is awesome and getting henna tattoos is really fun!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "India Restaurant is among several ethnic restaurants in Providence that are true gems. Lovely ambiance, good food, wine and service at reasonable prices. I had not been in years and cannot yet comment on lunches, wine list, etc. I am pleased to have returned. It is great to have many vegan/vegetarian options. As their notable phrase indicates, India Restaurant will "spice up your life!""
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Arrived on time, requested table was available and ready on a crowded Saturday night. Excellent food and served in a timely manor."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have been to India Restaurant often. It is relatively small, but wonderful, quiet ambiance. It is kid sound turned off. There was a beautiful Indian movie the night we were there and we chose to pay attention. Otherwise it is not noticeable. Children are welcome and I have never experienced restless or impolite children. I am not sure of they have a "kid's menu". Now the important part......the food is awesome. The chef/s is very willing to adapt any dish to accommodate special dietary needs as possible. I have had multiple dishes and have enjoyed them all. My husband is a lamb saag person! India Restaurant is definitely worth a try."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We found this restaurant while looking for a last minute News Years Eve option - and could not be happier! We arrived at 7pm, which was just before things got really busy. The menu was delightfully different, with Indian standards and unique items. Started with the Indian Nachos which were really tasty. Husband had the Lobster and Shrimp in Coconut Curry and I had the Duck in Tamarind Curry. Both were wonderful. Duck was perfectly cooked . Curry has beautiful heat. And I cannot say enough about the kale salad. Nirvana cocktail was addicting. Belly dancer was charming. It did get very busy, so out of respect for the other diners we did not linger. However, we will be back!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Definitely go on the weekend for brunch. Tons of choices and something for everybody."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Made reservations for Christmas Eve for 6. Great Food and lovely seating with a fireplace in the table area. Hot spiced apple cider was so good! Great vegan entrees. Everyone loved their food. Low carb entrees as well."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Love India. Have been there many times and the food is good and the service excellent."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Went w/ my girlfriends last Saturday night and we had a blast! Great food, entertainment and love my free henna tattoo!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "India is a wonderful restaurant. The Peppered Duck in Tamarind Curry has become my all time's favorite. My husband loves their lentil soup and garlic naan. We tried the Swordfish Kabob for the first time recently, and it was absolutely delicious! Our favorite spot in the restaurant is by the fireplace next to the French doors, but in the summer, the outdoor seats are converted to swings! How fun! This is a must go restaurant, highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Lovely ambiance, great food and friendly staff! The naan was solo good and the duck and lamb dishes were unique and tasty!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013