Little India Restaurant - Wash Park/DU

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134 reviews
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Little India Restaurant in Denver has been providing quality Indian food to this area of Colorado since 1998 when the Baidwan and Malhotra families came together and started the establishment. Little India Restaurant has proven to be a very popular choice with residents of the area due to the quality of the items on the menu.



Options from Little India Restaurant that are popular include the coconut shrimp, momo dumplings and calamari fried in chickpea butter. Entrées include the chicken ginger kabob, tandoori chicken, lamb chops, shrimp tandoori and fish tandoori. The restaurant has nice ambiance, and it delivers for those who want to stay home.


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SR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Two unique characteristics of the lunch buffet were were the delicious preparation of their chili chicken and the chai which had a strong flavor of cardamon, I think.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!

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VD
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time dining here. Wonderful food. Spicy level was perfect. Naan could have been cooked a little longer.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was outstanding, but they were overbooked and understaffed. Our service was kind, but they didn’t get to us until we had been there for 20 minutes and throughout the evening were not close to being attentive

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If there was a noise problem it was due to a lively conversation at our table!
But Little India is always great.

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place, I love it! The lounge is perfect for dates and I plan to hold family and business meetings there so. A wonderful experience and great staff.

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JS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy Indian food Nice setting One of my favorite restaurants

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We are big fans of Little India. We had never tried the Wash Park location but found it to be excellent. The food was fantastic and the service was friendly and attentive. The only complaint is that the Sitar playing was a bit loud and interfered with table conversation.

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T
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The waitress was rude, didn’t listen to my request and disappeared. Struggled to get service. Poorly run restaurant and this is the second poor experience, won’t be back

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S
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little India never disappoints. My husband and I (both vegetarians) started a Christmas Eve dinner tradition here a few years ago and this year we brought our neighbors, one of whom is a foodie that loves spicy food. This "foodie" remarked that her dinner was good - tasty with the right level of spicy. We don't just save Little India for Christmas; we come here often. We love the live sitar music. It adds to the whole experience.

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GG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was very plain.
No flavor at all. Spices were non existent

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YB
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little India is one of our favorite restaurants. The atmosphere is quaint & cozy. Their food & beverage menu is excellent. Our favorite dishes are: Lamb Masala & Chicken Vindaloo. The Staff members are always attentive & friendly.

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BP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The menu lists a wide variety of dishes, from various traditions in India. Goes from mild to hot. Service is solicitous, but no one made us feel hurried in the slightest. We were there Saturday evening, and a gentleman plays sitar for hours. He's there Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday--go on one of those nights to have a really special atmosphere.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed Little India Restaurant. The food was delicious and exactly what we expected. The table for two people is way too small to accommodate the dishes. As the restaurant was not busy it was not necessary to seat us at a tiny table. These tables would work perfect for the lunch bar.

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KF
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My first visit to Little India and I will definitely return.

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YB
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Naan, Chicken Vindaloo (super spicy) and the Protein combination Vindaloo. They also feature a nice wine & Indian beer list!

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NR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Little India on Downing. We have been going here for years and always have outstanding food and service. There was a sitar player when we went and that was great entertainment. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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BM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t leave reviews - you must try this place, it’s awesome!

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YB
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lamb vindaloo & chicken tandoori. Nice ambience and staff.

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l
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

This was the worst Indian food we’ve had in Denver, maybe anywhere. Muted flavors, chicken that was rubbery and dry at the same time. Really dreary in all aspects.

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d
Denver
74 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and music

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raja was a TERRIFIC waiter. He made us laugh and recommended a delicious meal. Great service, food and atmosphere.

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S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have made Little India our Christmas Eve dinner tradition - this was our fourth year. The food is always consistently delicious and the service is very good. We enjoy the live sitar music when available.

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f
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiters are so friendly and the Indian food is outstanding, especially the specials.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Super disappointing. We had reservations for dinner tonight (Thanksgiving). Made the reservations a few weeks ago on Open Table. Received text confirmation the day of and several emails up to today letting us know our reservation was good to go. We showed up tonight with our 2 small kids and the place was closed. I understand being closed on Thanksgiving. But to not turn off online reservations for a day you're not open and never checking to see if you possibly have reservations booked before a day that you're closed is truly bad business. We ended up driving around for 30 mins calling places to see if they were open with 2 grumpy kids trying to make a last min reservation. Not fun.

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d
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Unusual to get two dishes served cold, saag and ticki Marsala. . Usually pretty solid.

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G
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent and authentic Indian Food experience! From the appetizer to the tandoor to the tikka masala it was savory, rich and delicious. The desserts were excellent. The live music was good and not too loud.

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W
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, good prices and good location. The service was average. Our waiter forgot our order and the order of the table next to us! He seemed busy but he didn't have very many tables to wait. Will go back again but not for the service but because the food is decent at decent prices and it's conveniently located.

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SM
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, even our picky toddler found several things to eat. We will be going back again soon.

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BM
Denver
65 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! If you are a vegetarian this is the place for you. If not still great for you!

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CR
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the restaurant and the food very much.

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H
Denver
86 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had the Buffett and it seemed good. Them Malbec could have been fresher My first time.

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t
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been long time fans of the Little India near DU because the food wasn't as greasy as the one on 6th. Not sure if they now have the same owners, but the food quality has gone downhill steadily. The last 3 times we have been the food is not as flavorful, greasy, and doesn't taste as good as it once did. I'm sad to say that I think we are done with Little India's near DU and are now in search of a new favorite Indian spot.

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F
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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!

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R
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2014
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

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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FF
Denver
205 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2014
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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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B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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C
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

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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