1060 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906Neighborhood:
IndianPrice: $30 and under
- 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 4014212600
- 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: Private dining spaces available for special events.
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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
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India Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance4.6Noise LevelModerate
great for outdoor dining (31)neighborhood gem (31)romantic (26)fit for foodies (25)special occasion (24)good for groups (16)great for brunch (12)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (5)late-night find (5)hot spot (3)Show More
- First timeEaterDined on 11/22/2014It was a great experience. The staff was outstanding. It was quiet. We were seated near the fireplace which was really homey. I enjoyed the food and the drinks! The decor of the restaurant was awesome! I will definitely visit again soon!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 11/21/2014I liked India Restaurent. However, this was the second time, the waiter(each time a different one) pointed out that we finished our plates. While I think it might have been meant as a friendly comment, I found this slightly rude. It really makes me consider going back there.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Charming Place To DineHandymanDined on 11/8/2014The service was excellent and our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and explained the ingredients and taste we could expect from the various dishes. There was entertainment in the restaurant. There was a dancer performing ethnic dances to indian music. The food was excellent. My dinner choice was the duck. I highly recommend it. Dessert was also great. I enjoy a nice strong cup of black coffee and they had coffee that totally satisfied my taste. I normally will not eat kale in any form but the kale salad at India has made me a convert. Being a Saturday night the restaurant was very crowded yet we never felt neglected or had to wait for service. They certainly have their act together and I am looking forward to a return visit there.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- First visit of what is will be manyKimGeeVIPDined on 10/25/2014We had a fabulous time, the food was great as well as the service. Highly recommend.Special Features:
- awesome experienceDiana29Dined on 10/18/2014Good dinning, exotic ambiance. Nice waitress and nice belly dancer, overall a plesant nightSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- India at its bestHappynightDined on 10/11/2014This was our first visit, although our daughter had eaten here before. I can say with certainty that we will be back.Special Features:
- Great Indian FoodPaceDined on 9/27/2014Consistently great food; Kabobs, Vindaloo, Lamb Appetizers and varieties of Nan make for an excellent dining experience. Two different outdoors settings. In front so you are part of the restaurant and can people watch and in back where it's very peaceful. Belly dancer provides entertainment. Service can be a little spotty depending on server and number of diners.Special Features:
- added spice to my life!YummoDined on 9/26/2014It was like I traveled to India! Belly dancing, Henna tattoos (done for free, you pick your own design!) and spicy food. We got to sit outside and there were swings instead of static chairs - definitely added uniqueness.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A perfect afternoon feastLadieswholunchDined on 9/7/2014My friends and I so enjoyed the lovely atmosphere, helpful and attentive service, and the delicious buffet that allowed us to taste foods we might not have otherwise tried. We'll make India a regular gathering spot.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great placedrhrDined on 9/2/2014We went on a tuesday, so we go 50% off entrees! The food here is delicious, I got the charbroiled chicken with sweet potatoes. The ambiance is also great, inside and outside, it's very romantic. Will definitely be back again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We were blown away by the quality..webrepDined on 9/1/2014My wife & I have been to many Indian restaurants, but were caught off guard at how good the food was at this one was. From the excellent customer service to the owner stopping by to see how we liked it. It has atmosphere, high food quality and fantastic customer service. I could not say enough good things...Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- familyof6Dined on 8/23/2014We ate here aug.23 for my daughters birthday. The food was all very interesting and flavourful, and you can request the level of spiciness for anything you order. Our server was great. Our girls were very entertained by the Bollywood movie playing on the big screen.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/19/2014Great food and wonderful service. Will definitely visit again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Deliciously Goodkrssy215Dined on 8/16/2014We've dined here before--but took my parents for the first time on Saturday night. It was their first experience eating Indian food--and even my dad who is notoriously unadventurous with food, completely enjoyed! My mom who is very carb conscious loved that she could replace the rice with the Kale and Cucumber salad with her curry. My dad and I enjoyed the Biranyani (and I'm pretty sure I just spelled that wrong), while my husband enjoyed the lamb kabobs--we even ordered off the Doggie menu for a little treat for our furry friend who was at home! I think he enjoyed his chicken and rice too! Really a treat for the entire family!Special Features:
- Very Nice ExperienceFoodGuruDined on 8/13/2014Although a little on the louder side, volume was very typical of an after work crowd in an upscale eatery. My waitress was superb, and I didn't notice anyone perturbed about bad service. I love Indian cuisine, and this place didn't disappoint with their curry dish. I would definitely recommend it, and will go back if I ever get back to Providence.Special Features:
- Good FoodOnthehuntDined on 8/2/2014Good food and if you can go on a weekend night you'll get to see the belly dancer. It was a good time had by all.Special Features:
- The following 208 reviews are from the India Restaurant reviews archive.
- Birthday Dinnerkimferro1546Dined on 7/27/2014We had a most wonderful dinner at your restaurant celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday with 2 of her girlfriends and their mothers...a "Girl's night out". The food was delicious and the server (a lovely woman with a ?Spanish accent) was exceptional! We were so full we did not order dessert but were served a complimentary mango banana split with candles.....and a Happy Birthday Chorus sang to the Birthday Girl! We did manage to polish off the dessert!! We took a peak out in the patio in back and we are sure to try that next time....it was so beautiful with swing seats and beautiful flowers everywhere. Thank you so much for a fun evening out!!!! We will surely be back.....with the boys the next time!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OutstandingJaycobVIPDined on 7/26/2014Celebrated my birthday with my family. It was all around an amazing evening. We sat in the garden with half the table being a booth and the other having swings for seats. The food was spectacular, seasoned really well. We got Henna tattoos from a lovely young lady, we missed the belly dancer but will be back to catch the show (only during weekend for both) Dessert was scrumptious, definitely coming back. Thanks for the amazing attentive service and for being so warm and welcoming.Special Features:
- Good food, slow serviceDining4theDinerDined on 7/22/2014The food here is consistently tasty and interesting. Unfortunately, the service is hit or miss. During the last visit, it took five or more minutes before wait staff even greeted us, let alone bring water or other drinks. Best to go for the buffet, where one is not so dependent on prompt service.Special Features:
- EntertainingMlovesmDined on 7/19/2014I booked for the place with my fiancé, we arrived early and ended up needing the reservation which was nice. The manager or owner urged us to sit outside in their courtyard -- it was beautiful! You are seated either in a regular chair or a swing chair, there are many beautiful flowers around and a relaxing fountain, I would recommend sitting there on a beautiful afternoon/evening. We left earlier than we wanted only due to impending rain, but just as we left the belly dancer was coming to perform! There is also free henna painting inside. We did not order any drinks, but they seemed to have a good selection. The food came in very large portions, but for me the atmosphere stole the show.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great, as alwaysVetazaDined on 7/15/2014We've been dining at India for a number of years now and never are disappointed. This latest time was superb, as always. The staff were attentive and efficient, the food marvelous, and the pricing extremely fair. We recommend India highly to all of our friends and acquaintances. A special surprise this time was a discount applied to all entrees on Tuesday through Thursday nights!Special Features:
- Great first experienceluv2eatDined on 7/15/2014This was our first time dining at India. I had very little experience with Indian food. The ambience was great with beautiful outdoor seating. The waitress couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful. She helped us with our order and her recommendations were perfect! I started with a Pear martini that was very good. appetizers were samosas and a basket of naan breads( all varieties). My favorite were the ginger & honey and pesto. I chose the chicken masala entrée and my husband ordered the kebob platter. Everything was delicious and we will definitely be returning.Special Features:
- great food and atmosphereOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 7/12/2014Consider the restaurant a dining adventure, lived up to my expectations. Had never had Indian food so it was a very delightful experience. Make sure to request patio seating in the rear of the restaurant, a very beautiful location.Special Features:
- noOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/11/2014Not a good experience 2 nd time around the cook must have been different the first time out steak was tender and marinated lots of flavor this time tont hard cubes of steak overcooked and only 2 tiny cubesSpecial Features:
- Not as good as usual...OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 7/1/2014We 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.Special Features:
- Indian Restaurant FoundLenfaganDined on 6/29/2014We have been looking for an excellent Indian restaurant and now have found it in India.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Little SpotPhilDined on 6/28/2014My 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great dinnerDinerVIPDined on 5/17/2014Food and service were fantastic. Cosmo was a little weird but I don't blame the restaurant for that; wine was good.I would recommend this to a friend.
- mikenclaireDined on 5/11/2014We 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.Special Features:
- Mother's Day Brunch BuffetnickysticksDined on 5/11/2014Went 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Top notchPonce16Dined on 5/11/2014Good variety - always amazing service - great outdoor spotSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best IndianCellis89Dined on 5/9/2014So 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great foodRob1764VIPDined on 4/29/2014I 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.Special Features:
- Never Disappointednam58Dined on 4/25/2014Have 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.....Special Features:
- Not bad123qweasDined on 4/20/2014Pleasant 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.Special Features:
- First Time VisitDavidDined on 4/15/2014Wife 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great foodRob1764VIPDined on 4/8/2014I had the sirloin kebob and it was tender, moist and flavorful. Service was attentive and prompt.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OkNewToProvidenceDined on 4/6/2014The 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great restaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 4/6/2014healthy food - tasty - we go there all the time - the favorite place to eat with my teenagersSpecial Features:
- Service and food were excellent,VetazaDined on 3/14/2014Service 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.Special Features: