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About Little India Restaurant - Wash Park/DU

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.


2390 S Downing St
Denver, CO 80210
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11:00am-2:30pm
Dinner 2:30pm-10:00pm
Monday-Sunday

Cross Street:
Wesley

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 298-1939

Website:
http://www.littleindiadenver.com/

Entertainment:
Live music.

Catering:
Catering available.

Parking Details:
Private lot and street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Daljit Singh

Private Party Facilities:
Host your private event at Little India and treat your guests to the undeniably evident sense of authenticity in the atmosphere, where Indian art and music complete the experience. Allow our attentive, friendly staff to cater to your every need as our skilled chefs exceed your culinary expectations.

Private Party Contact:
Nona Beidwan: (303) 298-1939

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Little India Restaurant - Wash Park/DU Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (188)
Fit for Foodies (114)
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Good for Groups (62)
Great for Lunch (49)
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Kid-friendly (37)
Hot Spot (13)
Notable Wine List (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Brunch (4)
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Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (London)·Dined on April 18, 2015

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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 13, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 31, 2015

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2015

I enjoyed the restaurant and the food very much.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2014

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2014

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2014

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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 25, 2014

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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 7, 2014

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 6, 2014

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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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 3, 2014

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 21, 2014

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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2014

I've been coming here for years. The food is good but not as good as it used to be and the prices have gone up. But if your in the mood for Indian, this place is good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 25, 2014

Their curries are very rich and flavorful. We cook Indian at home but can't get close to their tender richness. Its obvious they slow cook everything for hours. Their chicken and lamb melts in your mouth! The only issue I have is I tend o over- eat when I visit this place, it's really that good! I wold vote it the best of the best hands down.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 19, 2014

But I think you were just busy that night and the waitress was new. She opened the wine before she brought it to the table and didn't have anyone taste it. And then she put the bill in front the woman on the table!!! I think she was new? Food is GREAT.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2014

The four of us loved this restaurant and plan to go back. We rated everything 5 out of 5 except for Ambience, because they had someone playing an instrument that was way, way too loud. We had a hard time hearing each other.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2013

After the excitement of Christmas was over, we went to Little India for dinner.

The food was spicy and warm and delicious.
The service was great, and it was an overall terrific experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2013

Have been to Little India several times. Food is consistently good coupled with attentive, polite service. Food would be 5 stars if the spices were more robust.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 13, 2013

Cute little place with wonderful Indian food! Service was pleasant but a little confused, soup came after the entrée. Not much parking and the patio (full of diners) door was open blowing cold air into the dining room, but overall we will definitely go back!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2013

Food was terrible and service was marginal!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2013

Love love love this particular Little India restaurant compared to others. So much more calm and relaxing. Great service. Love the little bar/nook area. Food is so yummy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2013

A perfect place for a delicious meal without over-the-top prices. Abundant servings with enough to take home too. Our server was helpful with our questions and led us in the right direction. We'll be back for sure!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2013

My wife does not like Indian food but she owned me this outting. On balance we both enjoyed our dining experience. This is a neighorhood gem near Porter Hospitial. Comfortable ambiance. The food was well perpared. The service was top notch. WHen we do Indian again we would not hesitate to come here again.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2013

Loved Little India...wish we would have tried it a long time ago. We love Indian food, but never got around to Little India. We like it the best of all the Indian restaurants we've been to. The service was very personable and accommodating. The food was perfect. We had lamb jalfrazie, chicken tikka saag, samosas, etc. Everything was superb! Will visit again for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 3, 2013

Wonderful selection of appetizers and entrees. Offerings are focused on authentic savory sauces, but with little meat or seafood. Staff dressed in customary attire and very attentive and knowledgeable of cuisine and culture. Continuous live music on Saturday night to enhance dining experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 16, 2013

No secret here, the food at Little India is just better than the other Indian/Tibetan/Nepali joints around town. Not tons better, but enough better. The all-you-can-eat dinner buffets at the other places re tempting and adequate, and we'll still go to them, but for quality subcontinent cuisine, LI wins. Server was attentive, nice, and a pro, knowing when to step back. Outside patio at the South Downing location in the the shade in the evening--perfect. Consistent quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 7, 2013

We were very pleased with the food and the atmospher when we went for dinner at Little India. The server was attentive and the food was very good. The manager proved to be very flexible and generously suggested that the restaurant absorb the cost of an error made by our server.
We will return to the restaurant when we return to Denver.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 29, 2013

Not returning. It took over an hour and a half to receive our first course. We order mango lassi waitress comes back 30 minutes later said they ran out, but not even 5 minutes later other waiter brought out as many as 5 and throughout the night other tables had mango lassi. Service was terrible, food poor quality from what it use to be.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2013

We really liked our meal at Little India. Excellent food, subtle and delicate spices, lovely presentation.
Our waiter was incredibly talkative, so much so that our meal got stretched out much longer than we had time for.
We don't mind brief conversations with waiters, but this was excessive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2013

The food at Little India was good. Although I am pretty certain our appetizer was frozen and then re-heated which is to me unacceptable for a restaurant. The service however was pretty awful. I had to ask two people for appetizer plates that my waiter neglected to bring with the appetizer. The food came out quickly but the server neglected to remove any of the completed dishes from the appetizers, soup, etc. so that there was room for the entrees. He seemed overall very disinterested. The chicken masala and fish vindaloo were very good but the vindaloo could do with less heat. The house chardonnay was great. I'm not sure I'd go back, perhaps for the lunch buffet.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 18, 2013

We invited our friends to dinner using a Living Social deal. The appetizers were delicious! Sorry I don't remember the names. I did have a Kingfisher beer and it was good! Our friends are vegetarian so were the appetizers. The multawnawny soup was better than the lentil. My friend and I had two different lamb dishes. I had the "hot" one, which wasn't too spicy. Just right. We had lots of Naan garlic bread and brown and saffron rice. Everything was delicious. There was live entertainment - an Indian gentleman playig a sitar, whcih added to the ambiance. For dessert, my friend had pistachio ice cream (which I wish I had ordered!) and I had the rice pudding. Park outside the door of the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 23, 2013

Little India on Downing is my favorite Indian restaurant in Denver. The food and service are always good. I recommend selecting options off the menu over the buffet. Byron was especially helpful in giving suggestions on what to try in our last visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 23, 2013

Food is terrific..no complaints here..we go often.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2013

While the service was terrible, the food was delicious, and the music complemented the ambience of the restaurant perfectly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 15, 2013

The restaurant was slow, and our server didn't seem into it. He actually seemed pretty bored. The food came really, really fast, which is good for lunch but not great for lingering over dinner. Also, the server was behind the food runners so we had our food before we had our plates and silverware. We love Little India but their customer service seems to be going downhill.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2013

We went here for Valentine's Day dinner, w/reservations, it was not too busy. A very nice waitress Gian served us, being both friendly & attentive. Papadaam & chutneys were brought along with our drinks. We ordered the pakora masala (per her recommendation) appetizer and it was so very tasty! Veg pakoras that are doused in masala sauce that makes you want to lick the plate (no, we were civilized and abstained from this temptation). For our dinner we ordered tandoori chicken, vegetable korma, saag paneer (which comes with basmati rice), naan and roti. For desert we chose the kulfi (Indian ice cream). Both mango & pistachio were creamy and a perefect end to the meal. All of the food was very good and service as well. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2013

The more I eat here the more I crave this food. I love this place - always delicious. Order enought for leftovers.....the food is great the next day too.

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