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Sat, 2/24
9:30 PM
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Cafe of India

391 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Cafe of India's menu features a bevy of alluring flavors and palate-stimulating spices.Our guests are greeted by a warm atmosphere, and friendly courteous staff .Cafe of India offers an extensive wine selection, a wide variety of domestic and imported beers; especially Indian beers. The decor is elegant,warm,inviting and very romantic. We put our full effort to avoid long delays while they are being seated and their food is being prepared. our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need.We are here to provide exceptional service. Cafe of India has two levels for your dining experience. We want our guests to leave with the desire of coming back soon.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Indian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30 am -2:30 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm -3:00pm ; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(202) 244-1395
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Navjot Singh
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Cross street
Emery Street
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 391 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We ended up sitting as the only table upstairs across from a 20+ group celebrating a birthday that was very loud group making it hard to hear our conversation. Food was good but nan tasted more like pita.

vipGlobalTourist10 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Authentic Indian cuisine with good menu, courteous service, and reasonable prices. Highly recommend for date night, small group and special occasions. Crispy spinach not to be missed!

JoeD (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food and prompt, attentive service. Always has been a very positive experience. Give it a try!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My family truly loves this place and will come back over and over. The interior is gorgeous with an amazing antique crystal chandelier and the artwork is stunning. The feel is cozy, but plenty of room and quiet with nice lighting. Our server was very friendly and helpful and made fantastic recommendations from a very difficult to choose from menu. I love that there were plenty of vegetarian and vegan options! I had a shrimp dish that came with an apricot sauce based on his recommendation.. and it was amazing, rich with the Indian spices we love but a little different from the regular dishes. You can tell there is chef creativity and flair along with the classics. You can make it affordable with just entrees, or go a little more extravagant for a celebration with apps and drinks. This place is very special, a gem!

vipDenise (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food! And waiters are friendly. But they need more servers with more attentive and faster service.

vipREK1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The place was packed on Christmas night and the cooking and service and bar were in top form!

Sikenberry (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas Dinner. They made us feel welcome, and the food was plentiful and good. It turned out to be a very good choice. Several of our party had never been to an Indian restaurant before, including a picky ten-year old who loved the food.

They are very good at mentioning the gluten in foods, so I wish they'd follow suit with the lactose.

JoeD (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent, wide range of Indian cusine/ Have eaten here many times, never disappointed. Give them a try!

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Nice, quaint restaurant. Ideal food portions, enough for one person. Good price points. I would go back.

vipjrock (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

My girlfriend and I bring our daughters almost Monthly (husbands not so into Indian food) and we love this relaxing place with delicious food. The girls love the lamb dishes and of course the naan. Service is always top notch and polite.. helpful with questions. We love that we can walk and seems like the place has a nice loyal following.