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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.
Denver, CO 80210
Hours of Operation:
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private lot and street parking available.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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….
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
My husband and I were meeting another couple downtown and wanted to try something different from our usual italian, mexican or steak, so we decided to try indian food. Never having had indian food before, I googled the menu before we went to the restaurant so that I could review (and look up different kinds of indian foods) in the comfort of my home. Went to the restaurant prepared and was very pleased with the service and the food. We tried the Lamb Korma, the Lamb special (I don't remember the name, but it was off-menu), the Chicken Curry, the Shrimp Vindaloo and three different kinds of Naan. Everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) was super! Our waitress was awesome, very smiley, very friendly and very quick.
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