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About Little India Restaurant - Downtown
Started more than 20 years ago by two families recently arrived from northern India, the Little India Restaurant Downtown in Denver, CO has become a local institution. Continually receiving "best of" awards, it is a restaurant that specializes in the use of fresh and seasonal ingredients prepared to perfection.
A full drinks menu ensures that your visit to Little India Restaurant Downtown is jolly and fun, but it is the food that will inspire. Appetizers range from unusual choices like onion bhaji and jaipuri samosa. There are lovely fresh soups and salads, but the real showpiece of any meal at Little India Restaurant Downtown is the tandoor dishes that arrive in the clay oven hot from the stove.
Denver, CO 80202
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: 2:30pm - 10:00pm, 7 Days a week
15th & Champa
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday Night: Live Jazz, Friday Night: Live Sitar Music
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Little India Restaurant - Downtown Ratings and Reviews
The food was good, but not worth the long wait to get it! If the food had been extraordinary, I probably would not have cared about the long wait as much. But it was pretty average and I won't go back again. I wouldn't recommend this place.
We located this restaurant on Open Table and chose it when visiting Denver. The food and service were outstanding--including my dinner of Chicken Teca Masala (sp?). All in our party enjoyed our meal (dinner) and raved about the food and service, even in comparing it to other Indian restaurants in other cities!
We had a 7:30 start time for the Symphony and since it is across the street assumed checking in at Little India at 6:15 was good. Our waitress was great and kept saying it would be soon but our food (which is always delicious) showed up at 7:03. We gobbled what we could in 12 minutes and since we didn't have time to put leftovers in the car, we just left them. The food we could eat was great but a very disappointing dining experience.
We were going to a downtown concert and decided to a hotel for the night. My wife was starving at 2:00 and was craving Indian food. We found the Little India restaurant only two blocks from our hotel. It was excellent! My favorite was the Lamb Madras, one of their specialties. We had them amp up the heat. It was yummy. They have and extensive menu, great Tandoori dishes and a decent wine selection for an Indian restaurant. Since we went so early we boxed up good portions of leftovers and went back to the hotel for a nap before the concert. We didn't eat dinner but rather munched on the leftovers with a nice bottle of wine after the concert. A great way to do a concert.
The food was exquisite. In addition to classic Indian dishes they had some specialities that were Greek and middle-eastern inspired. The overall menu prices were a good value; however, the special menu offerings that we ordered (a vegetarian thali and the lamb patties), were over-priced in comparison to the rest of the menu.
I went one day and told to make a reservation. I made a reservation for the next day. When I arrived for my reservation, they didnt even ask if I had one.
I know the restaurant can be busy but it kinda odd policy to make a reservation and once you have one, they dont ask you.
Food was good.
The menu is fairly extensive. Our party had the fish curry, chicken tikka masala, saag paneer, saag chole, and the bharta makhni. Reasonably good, especially considering we're far from the excellent Indian cuisine found in the Bay Area or Manhattan. However, we could have done without the very loud sitar music (don't get us wrong, we love sitar...but only when it's well played and doesn't drown out conversation). All in all, we'll be back--we'll just ask for a table far from the music.
The service was outstanding and helpful in selecting a dish from their menu. The food was excellent overall with lovely flavors. I had the Lamb Rogan Josh and it was perfectly prepared. Having moved from England, it isn't as good as Indian there but it is pretty close.
Little India Restaurant provides good quality Indian dishes that you would expect from the standard Indian restaurant.
We had a 6pm reservation, and I'm not certain if it was the rain or lack of nighttime interest that had the restaurant half vacant. The atmosphere seems a bit aged, and we were greeted promptly and seated by an indifferent hostess.
We ordered simple Indian dishes. Lamb Masala and Sag Paneer, with rice and Naan. The order came to the table in two smallish sized chaffing dishes that held a surprising amount of food. The Masala was creamy and flavorful, and the Sag Paneer was served a bit differently that what I had been used to with a cream or Melted cheese in the spinach mixture.
The waiter was quick on the drink refills, and were satisfied with our meal. It was not the most exceptional Indian Food, but flavorful and the quantity of food was more than enough for the two of us. If you're staying near the convention center downtown, and enjoy Indian fare, stop by for some casual dining.
or so says a youngster, whose handwritten message is taped up by the entry way. And the food here is very good: tasty, spicy, well organized. This isn't a fancy restaurant, and parking can be a challenge, but the meal is well worth the effort to find a place to park.
The dinning experience started well, with my first beer being brought promptly to my table, but quickly deteriated soon after. I was asked if I'd like an appetizer, to which I replied poppadom. The poppadom never arrived. I asked for a second beer, on three separate ooccasions. The beer arrived at the same time as the main course, which was to late for me. I had lamb madras and bombay allo. The madras had 5 small pieces of lamb and the bombay allo really didn't have much Potato at all. Overall a bit disappointed
The food was okay. I wouldn't return for the food. The service was poor. After our food arrived we didn't see our waitress again until 30 mins after we had finished eating. I asked another waiter if we could have our bill 15 minutes after we where done since it seemed he was handing them out to everyone. He said he would, but ignored me after my initial conversation. I recommend going to one of the many other restaurants in the 16th street mall area.
We usually go to the 6th Ave location but were meeting someone downtown. Delicious, consistent food. Wish they had asked about our spice level preferences and we had to search out a spoon. A bit high priced for the portion size, but all Indian places tend to be due to the number of ingredients and time it takes to make the curries. I do wish they wouldn't charge so much for condiments, though - that is excessive.
My wife and I went there for Valentine's Day dinner. The restaurant was packed but, with our reservations, we got right in. The food was wonderful, from the Lamb Saag through the Tandori chicken to a perfect wine. Our service was delightful and prompt. Great downtown atmosphere in the heart of the city. We're definitely dining there again, next time with the family!
I love the chicken tikka masala at Little India. With that said, this dining experience left more to be desired. The service was definitely lacking the night we ate at the downtown location. I saw people who were seated after us get their drink order and drinks before someone even acknowledged us. My husband ordered the chicken vindaloo which is touted as fiery hot. Fiery hot it most definitely was not. We confirmed with our server that it should come that way and we didn't need to specify heat level. It just tasted like a basic tomato sauce. Between the poor service and lackluster vindaloo, I will not be able to convince the husband to come here again. Disappointing because we always have great service at the Downing location.
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