Little India Restaurant - Wash Park/DU
Little India Restaurant - Wash Park/DU

Little India Restaurant - Wash Park/DU

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.littleindiadenver.com/
  • Phone: (303) 298-1939
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch 11:00am-2:30pm
    Dinner 2:30pm-10:00pm
    Monday-Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Daljit Singh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Host your private event at Little India and treat your guests to the undeniably evident sense of authenticity in the atmosphere, where Indian art and music complete the experience. Allow our attentive, friendly staff to cater to your every need as our skilled chefs exceed your culinary expectations.
  • Private Party Contact: Nona Beidwan 3032981939
  • Entertainment: Live music.
  • Special Events: FREE RESTAURANT SHUTTLE

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wesley
  • Public Transit: FREE RESTAURANT SHUTTLE
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Private lot and street parking available.
A word from Little India Restaurant - Wash Park/DU
The Little India Restaurant & Bar was established in 1998 and since that time has been voted ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ and ‘Best Lunch Buffet’ for 15 consecutive years! This unparalleled success led to the opening of an additional restaurant and the birth of a Denver legend.
For 15 years, the Baidwan family has served Colorado with exquisite Indian cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Here, Indian art, food and music combine to create an unparalleled and unforgettable experience for every diner! The Chefs at Little India are renowned for using only the freshest meats and ingredients in our exquisite dishes. Our team is also famous for mixing their own signature curry! So, join us soon for an experience that mingles exotic and simple tastes to unforgettable effects.
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Little India Restaurant - Wash Park/DU reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)special occasion (4)great for lunch (3)good for groups (2)romantic (2)fit for foodies (2)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Even Better with the Sitar Player!
    Foodie5280
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We have been to this restaurant many times and the food is usually very good and authentic. There is a kids menu - this makes it easier to take picky eaters along. We had specifically called the night before and asked if the sitar player would be performing, but when we arrived he was not there - that was disappointing for the kids :( Other than that, we had a nice night. The butter chicken was excellent. The Vindaloo was HOT but that is why we always order it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Repertoire
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Had been there twice before with several years in between. First time I remember enjoying it. Second time I was disappointed. But after not being there for a long time, we thought we would give it another chance. Nice atomosphere and live music on a Friday night. Nice low key bar atomosphere. As for food. We had three entrees and each of them were extremely bland tasting regardless of whether they were spicy or not. Indian food suggests to me subtle blends of spices and textures. None of that was present in any of our choices. Very disappointing!
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  • Great Dinner
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My son and I enjoyed everything at Little India Wash Park. The chicken tikka masala was, as always, fantastic. Fresh baked naan and warm, delicious chai. The service was excellent as well. Overall, a great dinner.
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  • Excellent Indian food
    TheCypriot
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were first impressed by the look of building from outside. Upon entering we were greeted by the huge Indian wall painting. We were greeted cordially and seated immediately. The menu presented us with a wide variety of choices. Our order was taken very fast and we were soon drawn by the aroma of our choices, which was only surpassed by the excellent tastes. Great Chai too by the way!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Seriously?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    So disappointed. The place was filthy. The menus had dried food all over them. The floors and walls were dirty. The chairs were very old and the upholstery was stained. We got up and left before ordering because we were very concerned about filth in the kitchen.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 91 reviews are from the Little India Restaurant - Wash Park/DU reviews archive.
  • Solid Indian food in Denver
    Brad27
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Little India on South Downing is a place to get solid, straight-up Indian dishes. The menu is extensive and the dishes are very tasty. Service was good and there are both, Indoor and Outdoor tables. If you like good Indian for the whole family, this is the right place. So far, this is our favorite Indian restaurant in Denver.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something Changed
    Crmtber
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Iv'e eaten here many times over the years and what always brings me back is the AMAZING richness of their Chicken Tikka Masala. One would think that this was slow cooked overnight to achieve such a rich flavor. Its has always been very consistent but judging from our latest visit, something has changed and its not for the better. I was so disappointed and it made me immediately question if the Chef still worked there or not, or perhaps did the owners sell out. It was not only the Chicken Tikka Masala that was bad; runny and flavorless, their signature drinks were bad too. Like maybe they substituted cheaper ingredients or something. I did not recognize any of the wait staff either. This is not a recipe for success. Sad….
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  • Satisfies a craving
    Fitt2BafoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I've been coming here for years. The food is good but not as good as it used to be and the prices have gone up. But if your in the mood for Indian, this place is good.
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  • Amazing!!!
    Crmtber
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Their curries are very rich and flavorful. We cook Indian at home but can't get close to their tender richness. Its obvious they slow cook everything for hours. Their chicken and lamb melts in your mouth! The only issue I have is I tend o over- eat when I visit this place, it's really that good! I wold vote it the best of the best hands down.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, mediocare service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    But I think you were just busy that night and the waitress was new. She opened the wine before she brought it to the table and didn't have anyone taste it. And then she put the bill in front the woman on the table!!! I think she was new? Food is GREAT.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back
    50minutewaitVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    The four of us loved this restaurant and plan to go back. We rated everything 5 out of 5 except for Ambience, because they had someone playing an instrument that was way, way too loud. We had a hard time hearing each other.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Christmas at Little India
    Evergreen
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    After the excitement of Christmas was over, we went to Little India for dinner. The food was spicy and warm and delicious. The service was great, and it was an overall terrific experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Good Experience
    GoodFoodFanVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Have been to Little India several times. Food is consistently good coupled with attentive, polite service. Food would be 5 stars if the spices were more robust.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Food was so good!
    dddenverVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Cute little place with wonderful Indian food! Service was pleasant but a little confused, soup came after the entrée. Not much parking and the patio (full of diners) door was open blowing cold air into the dining room, but overall we will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Little India DU
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Love love love this particular Little India restaurant compared to others. So much more calm and relaxing. Great service. Love the little bar/nook area. Food is so yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Ambiance and Delicious Food
    InJoyFullly
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    A perfect place for a delicious meal without over-the-top prices. Abundant servings with enough to take home too. Our server was helpful with our questions and led us in the right direction. We'll be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Neighborhood Spot
    jrabagliaVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    My wife does not like Indian food but she owned me this outting. On balance we both enjoyed our dining experience. This is a neighorhood gem near Porter Hospitial. Comfortable ambiance. The food was well perpared. The service was top notch. WHen we do Indian again we would not hesitate to come here again.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Best Indian Food in Denver
    msfunnybonesVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Loved Little India...wish we would have tried it a long time ago. We love Indian food, but never got around to Little India. We like it the best of all the Indian restaurants we've been to. The service was very personable and accommodating. The food was perfect. We had lamb jalfrazie, chicken tikka saag, samosas, etc. Everything was superb! Will visit again for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening!
    jhockVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Wonderful selection of appetizers and entrees. Offerings are focused on authentic savory sauces, but with little meat or seafood. Staff dressed in customary attire and very attentive and knowledgeable of cuisine and culture. Continuous live music on Saturday night to enhance dining experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Quality
    mangerbienVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    No secret here, the food at Little India is just better than the other Indian/Tibetan/Nepali joints around town. Not tons better, but enough better. The all-you-can-eat dinner buffets at the other places re tempting and adequate, and we'll still go to them, but for quality subcontinent cuisine, LI wins. Server was attentive, nice, and a pro, knowing when to step back. Outside patio at the South Downing location in the the shade in the evening--perfect. Consistent quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Little India
    TucsonEast
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    We were very pleased with the food and the atmospher when we went for dinner at Little India. The server was attentive and the food was very good. The manager proved to be very flexible and generously suggested that the restaurant absorb the cost of an error made by our server. We will return to the restaurant when we return to Denver.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Not returning. It took over
    worst
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Not returning. It took over an hour and a half to receive our first course. We order mango lassi waitress comes back 30 minutes later said they ran out, but not even 5 minutes later other waiter brought out as many as 5 and throughout the night other tables had mango lassi. Service was terrible, food poor quality from what it use to be.
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  • Excellent food and chatty waiter
    luvit1VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    We really liked our meal at Little India. Excellent food, subtle and delicate spices, lovely presentation. Our waiter was incredibly talkative, so much so that our meal got stretched out much longer than we had time for. We don't mind brief conversations with waiters, but this was excessive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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  • Poor Service
    Laura
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    The food at Little India was good. Although I am pretty certain our appetizer was frozen and then re-heated which is to me unacceptable for a restaurant. The service however was pretty awful. I had to ask two people for appetizer plates that my waiter neglected to bring with the appetizer. The food came out quickly but the server neglected to remove any of the completed dishes from the appetizers, soup, etc. so that there was room for the entrees. He seemed overall very disinterested. The chicken masala and fish vindaloo were very good but the vindaloo could do with less heat. The house chardonnay was great. I'm not sure I'd go back, perhaps for the lunch buffet.
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  • Little India - Like Being There!
    Delicious
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We invited our friends to dinner using a Living Social deal. The appetizers were delicious! Sorry I don't remember the names. I did have a Kingfisher beer and it was good! Our friends are vegetarian so were the appetizers. The multawnawny soup was better than the lentil. My friend and I had two different lamb dishes. I had the "hot" one, which wasn't too spicy. Just right. We had lots of Naan garlic bread and brown and saffron rice. Everything was delicious. There was live entertainment - an Indian gentleman playig a sitar, whcih added to the ambiance. For dessert, my friend had pistachio ice cream (which I wish I had ordered!) and I had the rice pudding. Park outside the door of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian food
    RinDenverVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Little India on Downing is my favorite Indian restaurant in Denver. The food and service are always good. I recommend selecting options off the menu over the buffet. Byron was especially helpful in giving suggestions on what to try in our last visit.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Food is terrific..no complaints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Food is terrific..no complaints here..we go often.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • While the service was terrible,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    While the service was terrible, the food was delicious, and the music complemented the ambience of the restaurant perfectly.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The restaurant was slow, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The restaurant was slow, and our server didn't seem into it. He actually seemed pretty bored. The food came really, really fast, which is good for lunch but not great for lingering over dinner. Also, the server was behind the food runners so we had our food before we had our plates and silverware. We love Little India but their customer service seems to be going downhill.
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  • Perfect Valentine's Day Dinner Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went here for Valentine's Day dinner, w/reservations, it was not too busy. A very nice waitress Gian served us, being both friendly & attentive. Papadaam & chutneys were brought along with our drinks. We ordered the pakora masala (per her recommendation) appetizer and it was so very tasty! Veg pakoras that are doused in masala sauce that makes you want to lick the plate (no, we were civilized and abstained from this temptation). For our dinner we ordered tandoori chicken, vegetable korma, saag paneer (which comes with basmati rice), naan and roti. For desert we chose the kulfi (Indian ice cream). Both mango & pistachio were creamy and a perefect end to the meal. All of the food was very good and service as well. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The more I eat here the more
    Ricardo
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The more I eat here the more I crave this food. I love this place - always delicious. Order enought for leftovers.....the food is great the next day too.
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  • We'll Definitely Be Back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    My husband and I were meeting another couple downtown and wanted to try something different from our usual italian, mexican or steak, so we decided to try indian food. Never having had indian food before, I googled the menu before we went to the restaurant so that I could review (and look up different kinds of indian foods) in the comfort of my home. Went to the restaurant prepared and was very pleased with the service and the food. We tried the Lamb Korma, the Lamb special (I don't remember the name, but it was off-menu), the Chicken Curry, the Shrimp Vindaloo and three different kinds of Naan. Everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) was super! Our waitress was awesome, very smiley, very friendly and very quick.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • What a fantastic night! Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    What a fantastic night! Great food, great ambiance, and we were treated like royalty.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • We've eaten at this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    We've eaten at this place a number of times and always had a good experience.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Why choose Little India?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Simply, Little India is a local chain that has Indian fare, service, and experience down to a science. Their staff is always prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. The food is among the best Indian food I've food around the country (from So Cal, South Florida...all over), and it's even better when they have live entertainment including a sitar instrumentalist. We love this place!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Wonderful! Superb food and
    luvit1VIP
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Wonderful! Superb food and service, we were treated like royalty.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Moderate enjoyment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    The food, as always, was delicious. But Indian food, maybe more than any other kind, varies according to the chef on duty. In this case the chef was a bit heavy handed with the spices. Fortunately we enjoy the spices, but others who ordered 'moderate' heat, may not have done so. Also, and this concerns only those of us who enjoy lamb, those of us who enjoy lamb are not fooled by mutton. Lamb dishes cooked instead with mutton - even 'young' mutton, suffer horribly in comparison, and your diners can tell the difference. We have eaten at the LI Downing location for years, and will continue to do so, but please spare us the inaccuracy and corner-cutting. Little India is too good for such shenanigans.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Go to this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Many choices and the food was excellent. Servings were ample. Service was friendly and prompt. I would and did recommend this restaurant to family and friends.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • This is my favorite location
    tracynVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    This is my favorite location of all the Little India's in Denver. The food is never too greasy and the service is always attentive without being too pushy. I always enjoy trying the different appetizer specials that they have, however for my meal I always go for the saag chole with a said of raita. Yum!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious authentic Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Delicious authentic Indian cuisine...among the best I've had in the greater Denver area. Nice atmosphere, but the music was a bit loud and repetitive.
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