Little India Restaurant - Wash Park/DU

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$30 and under
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Indian

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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Denver
76 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Chicken was overcooked and sent wine back due to bad taste either dishwasher taste or better corked wine. Glasses were delivered in hot wine glasses. We were not charged for them. We didn’t want wine after that.

W
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The Tandoori chicken was the driest, most rubbery, and least tasteful chicken I have ever eaten in an Indian restaurant, or anywhere else for that matter. More attention from management on matters of quality control may help. This restaurant should be as good as its sister restaurant on 6th Avenue. Perhaps it was just an offnight. Our other dish was fine.

H
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food but poor service, I prefer some other Indian restaurants due to the better service
Examples:
We sat for quite a while without menus
Once received we were rushed to order
Rarely got water refills
Never asked if we wanted another drink
Never cleared away my plate, left it and the empty bowls sitting there as we chatted

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful!

DM
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Vindaloo was too spicy but very tasty

C
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing rich flavors, ambiance, live sitar player! Ask about Their special its incredible!

LH
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I was not pleased on a Sunday visit. Brunch was offered and we accepted. Might have been better off to have ordered from the menu. Brunch offerings for Indian food were very bland and tired. Food was edible, but far from great or even good Indian food.

SR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

VD
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

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

N
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

DD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy Indian food Nice setting One of my favorite restaurants

TS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

T
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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

S
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

GG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

YB
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

BP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

KF
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

YB
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

BM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

YB
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

l
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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.

d
Denver
76 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and music

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

f
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

d
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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

G
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

W
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

SM
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BM
Denver
67 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CR
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the restaurant and the food very much.

H
Denver
88 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

t
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.