Little India Restaurant - 6th Ave

4.2
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208 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian

Little India on 6th Avenue is a popular Indian restaurant with unique specialties and cocktails. To the delight of hungry patrons, the open kitchen allows the scents of the food being cooked to waft through the dining room. Little India is the definition of a local favorite, having been voted "Best Lunch Buffet" and "Best Restaurant" by local publications that polled both critics and patrons. It also offers takeout and delivery if diners can't come in and sit down.

Little India's award-winning lunch buffet is the perfect opportunity for guests to come in and try a little bit of everything on the menu. Specialties include items baked in the clay oven (tandoori) and several made-from-scratch curry dishes. Little India's desserts are also made fresh, including the bright and tangy mango custard.

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JM
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. If you like spicy food, ask for extra hot/spicy... it will be!

KP
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It took a very long time for our food to arrive, and our waiter didn't keep us posted. And unfortunately, 4 out of 5 of us spent a LOT of time in the bathroom the next day.

SK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

We had a reservation but it hadn’t been confirmed when we arrived. We were told we’d be seated next and then watched another couple be taken back ahead of us. I understand things were a bit crazy but communication is obviously a problem with the wait staff. Sat down and the noise made it hard to have a conversation. The tables were too small for the serving dishes. We had to constantly ask for dishes to be bussed to make room, none of the many workers walking past would pick them up. We had to ask for silverware/napkins after our food came and it took a while to get it. The food was fantastic but the subpar service doesn’t make me want to return.

MC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have long enjoyed the buffet lunches at Little India, when I tend to eat most everything offered, but I prefer dinners for two or more ordered off the menu so we can share a smaller selection of items in more depth. It's authentic and offers real value for the cost.

l
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The concierge at our hotel recommended Little India. Our Uber driver told us that we made a great choice. Food and service were excellent. So glad we went.

DU
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and fantastic cocktails..

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor, food has no taste , staff was unprofessional.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We sat for 20 mins before anyone came to greet us or take a drink order. Food was quick and amazing as usual however at the end of the meal it took them forever to bring our check to us.

MB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Had the buffet. No return by server to freshen plate or drinks. Saag was flavorful but wouldn’t say it’s one of the better Indian buffets.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best flavorful Indian food in Denver! Nitan was so knowledgeable and friendly for both of us. We just moved to the neighborhood and Nitan helped us go over the menu and got her a great wine pairing. See you weekly!

SR
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I found the food to be exceptional, it did take quite a long time to receive our order. Our waiter was pleasant, when we could capture his attention.

TC
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Little India on 6th is one of my favorites restaurants. I love Indian food, and this place is the best. I have been here many times, and every time the food and service is consistently excellent and well priced. I am sure I will go back many times.

CC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Wonderful service. Highly recommend.

ML
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

we have been going here for a while...and for whatever reason the food wasn't up to their usually quality.

BC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Love Indian food but thought thie food here lacked the ‘punch’ of other Indian restaurants we have visited recently.

MA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 5 was actually seated early. Service was excellent, as was the food. Server was very accommodating to recommend wine and provide separate checks. It was a very enjoyable evening that we hope to repeat soon.

JK
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food delivered with great service. This is my go to for Indian Cuisine.

DM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall, good Indian food at reasonable prices...service is okay.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant Week

TR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and terrific value. Location is very convenient as well.

DG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good, but service was very slow. Also, we weren't happy about being charged $3.00 extra for brown rice. That is outrageous.

RB
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is 5 star, and people are nice with great service. Went on Saturday night so a bit hectic, needed one more waiter, but food worth waiting for. Highly recommend

R
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good meal, basic Indian cuisine. Very friendly staff. No Indian beer available that evening. Excellent Manhattan.

D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was very slow for a restaurant that was half
Full. Waited almost 45 minutes for a pretty simple dinner order. Food was good, but waited to get
Out of the kitchen long enough that it was getting cold.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The buffet was very good. It’s a very small space so there are about 20 hot items plus the salad bar of about 10 items.

v
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Well, one of us ordered Chicken Tika Masala and I ordered Shrimp curry. The sauces didn't differ hardly at all.

T
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for daughter's birthday. Great food, but somewhat overpriced. Service was attentive and well paced. While I love the ambiance, the restaurant itself is beginning to look it's age. Considering the pricing, you'd think the owner might look into some renovations to look less run down. Still, all in all, our visit brought a smile to my daughter's face, and that's all that mattered.

F
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Long wait despite booking table on open table but food was very good. Super flavorful and prepared quickly. Just expect to wait but very good.

d
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

not very good;or up to snuff from previous visits. Would not go to little india anytime in the foreseeable future.

H
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

There was nothing wrong with our visit, but nothing memorable either. Nan was good. Lassi was good. Curries were okay, though they seemed to be missing that high note that jumps out at you. Beer was cold. Portions were about right for us. The menu was rather limited. Again, nothing was really wrong. Just maybe a little boring. Sort of the Toyota Corolla of Indian restaurants. Also, they're priced slightly higher ($2-$3 per entree) than what we're used to. I should note that we seek out Indian fare every time we travel, and cook it at home a lot. So our expectations might be higher than the average patron.

KS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The food used to be excellent when I first moved to Denver 8 years ago, but it's since taken a nose dive. I had the chicken tikka-- the onions were barely cooked and the meat was bland.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love the good here, it is always great! Reasonable as well.

FD
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food is excellent but service was very slow and somewhat chaotic, though clearly well intentioned. Waiters were rushing around looking frantic all the time, but very little seemed to get done. After we were seated, we waited 15 minutes to get a waiter to come by and take drink order, and nothing happened till we asked the manager for help. Food also took a long time to arrive after order. Everyone very nice, and food was delicious, but the whole thing seemed like a restaurant scene from a sitcom.

LH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very tasty food. Nice ambience.
Waiters were friendly but a bit haphazard. (We had to get napkins and flatware from a nearby table.)

D
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was exactly the experience I was looking for! Was my first time having Indian food here in Denver and I was not at all disappointed. The staff was so friendly and seated us very quickly. They took our food and drink orders incredibly promptly. When our food came and the table was looking a little crowded, they encouraged us to move to a bigger table, even though that would mean more work for them, as they would have to bus our original table. The food was excellent and came out very authentically, in little share style pots, each with their own spoon. A side of rice came included as well, which was perfect for soaking up sauce. I ate half my dish and still had plenty to take home, which made a great dinner the next day. Would definitely recommend and will be back!

C
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food! The servers are very friendly and focused. David is the manager and he is always so attentive! Love this place!

MP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The food was ok. The chicken tikka masala is always different. This time it was less creamy as usual. Our server basically forgot about us for thirty minutes and we never had the opportunity to order more rice since we were originally served just one little dish for the both of us. To top off the meal, the phone at the front counter rang NON-STOP the entire time we were there since no one answered it! And we couldn’t tell our server because we was AWOL.

ET
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A neighbor recommended Little India to us. We were going to order home delivery, but the menu was so extensive that we decided to go in the first time to get assistance from the server. I'm glad we did.

The server was very good to explain the different types of dishes, the cooking methods, sauce bases, and spice level. My husband had a traditional curry, (combination beef and chicken) which was good. I had their lamb special for that day which was fantastic. The crisps served when we sat down, with 2 types of dips, were very tasty. The garlic naam which we ordered with our meals was also very good.

We thought the prices were reasonable for what we got. The serving size was generous. (I brought half of mine home for dinner the next day.)

The interior of the restaurant was pleasant, if not spectacular. We sat in the main part of the restaurant. There was another area with windows all around which looked even more pleasant.

We will definitely go again, primarily because the food was excellent.

FD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, great service and great staff. An overall very good experience that I will gladly do again on my next visit.

N
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Service could have been much better. Food was pretty good.