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About Permanently Closed - Indio Restaurant & Lounge

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Indian Cuisine which has been taken to the next level in the hands of Chef Sita Khosla.

222 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27603
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Cross Street:
Hillsborough St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 322-2760

Website:
http://bluemangoraleigh.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Mani & Chef Paul

Indio Restaurant & Lounge - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (263)
Good for Groups (210)
Special Occasion (179)
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Neighborhood Gem (157)
Romantic (141)
Hot Spot (82)
Great for Lunch (60)
Vibrant Bar Scene (54)
Notable Wine List (41)
Late-night Find (38)
Kid-friendly (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Great for Brunch (12)
Scenic View (12)
Authentic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vegan (3)
Good for a Date (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2016

This is the second time that I have visited this restaurant, and I am very pleased with my experience once again. The food was great with excellent service, and the atmosphere/decor is unique and is a bery nice touch to the dining experience. If you love Indian food or simply have not tried it yet, then I would definitely recommend you visit here.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 2, 2016

We returned to Indio and had another outstanding experience. The spinach pakoda is so light and fresh. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection. We also had an off-menu chicken dish that was superb- if only I could remember the name! Even the papadum was perfect. The service was courteous, attentive, and helpful, as always. Indio is definitely the best Indian around and one of the most enjoyable dining events in the Triangle.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Most underrated restaurant in downtown Raleigh! Whether you love Indian food like me or are a new comer, you'll find something yummy to eat and drink.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 9, 2016

We dined here again 9/9/2016. The food and service were outstanding. Indio is certainly the best Indian restaurant in the area. We were extremely pleased with all aspects and will definitely continue to dine here on a regular basis. Of course, we recommend Indio to all our friends!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 3, 2016

We had given up on Blue Mango (this establishment's previous restaurant) but heard about the new ownership and decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised. The service is improved, the menu is more inspiring and varied, the spices are authentic (and, phew, hot if you want them). All round a much better experience with more authenticity and better food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Very friendly and helpfull staff. Options off menu are available. So if you don't see what you want on the menu just ask. The food was good, but a little pricey for what it was and amount.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 20, 2016

The food was great service was awful. We waited over an hour for water refills. The only reason we got water refills is by finding a waiter ourselves and asking for water. Food took over an hour and a half to get out. Was never told sorry. The food was great but the service was absolutely horrible. I do not plan to go back even though the food was great I would much prefer Garland because their food is similar but their service is so much better.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 18, 2016

I went at lunch but it would be great for dinner too. I'm so glad I found it. I'm already telling all my friends about it. The decor was tastefully elegant with nice lighting. The wait staff immediately responsive and the owner was welcoming and cheerful. :) :) :).......................................................................................................................................................

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 15, 2016

They weren't open even though I was able to make reservations.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on July 27, 2016

The food here is amazing! There lunch special is also very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Service was first class. Food was excellent. My wife and I had vegetarian dishes - paneer makhani and kofta lajawab. Both had a lovely blend of spices with just the right amount of heat. We started with samosas. They were also nicely spiced but there was, for us, a little too much pastry. Perhaps two, larger, samosas, rather than three, would have made it a more satisfying dish. Garlic naan was good, but I think the Peshawar naan might have gone better with our selections.

The carrot halwa is definitely shareable! Served in a large dish with two much smaller dishes for us to eat from. Might have helped if they had provided coffee spoons, rather than teaspoons. It was very good, though, unless you are counting calories.

The chai tea brought back memories of the tea my grandmother served in Scotland many years ago. It's worth the $4 per cup.

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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Tried the salmon bites which were supposed to have a soy glaze. When we tried them we asked about where the soy glaze was and they said it was on the salmon before it was fried....Hmmm ok. The fish also was extremely fishy and tasted like salmon from a packet. We also have the califlower which was soggy and too over sauced. The calamari was standard but nothing special. The actual indian dish Tiki Marsala was very good. We got the shrimp as a sorry for the salmon bites but it just tasted like seasoned broiled shrimp. If you go here stick to the main dishes and avoid the tapas. The restaurant was empty and the service was friendly enough but they did forget my calamari. They were apologetic and tried to make our dining experience better.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Indio has the best India food in the Raleigh area. The waitstaff is very attentive and helped us navigate the menu and suggested new dishes we might have overlooked.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Never been but will be a repeat customer. The decor, the smells of the food cooking & the staff make this place a must experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Great food. Great night!!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Delicious dishes . courteous server, nice ambiance.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Amazing service and amazing food

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 24, 2016

Great flavors, reasonably priced, excellent service. We will be back!

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Change in management and menu. Chef was accommodating given some of our favorites were not on the menu. It was an ok meal --not terrible but not that great either.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2016

I had read some less-than-stellar reviews about this place (I guess they had previous management that wasn't so great?), but this place was absolutely amazing. Very attentive and quick staff, incredibly delicious food, and big portions for a good price. I was incredibly impressed and I'm kind of sad that I live so far from Raleigh because I would go here again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 23, 2016

It's been a few months since we ate here. Really disappointed in the menu and the taste of the food. Don't think we'll be going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We drove nearly an hour and half to go to this place and it certainly delivered AFTER we asked for the old menu. This is a warning to anyone who used to dine here before as the management has changed. This restaurant is the only place that has 4 vegetarian entrees. It's absolutely ridiculous to think people would come here for 4 things. It was only after the waiter told us the cook would be willing to cook something from the previous menu that made it worth it. They've definitely improved the ambiance of the place and it's great for drinks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Need to staff appropriately on busy nights. Portion sizes too small for the price. All the dishes I liked on previous visits were gone because of a management change. I will not be back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 13, 2016

We really enjoyed our meal at Blue Mango. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. I had to ask twice about our naan, but the waitstaff did apologize profusely for it. The ambiance is nice and it was quiet enough that our two couples could carry on conversations easily.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 12, 2016

There is a change in ownership. They changed the menu. The food is still good, however the portions are no longer family size. They are planning on changing their name soon. Overall a good experience. We will be back to see what the new owners do with the place.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2016

Great selection of Indian food! Everything we ordered was so good and the portion sizes are very generous. It is pricier than I was anticipating though. But I will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 8, 2016

We have been there many times and always enjoy the food. Quality Indian food. The service is also impeccable.

The unfortunate thing is it is usually not very crowded. This is only a bad thing because I hope they are doing enough business to stay for a long time.

Try it. You will enjoy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2016

The food is great and the atmosphere is nice. We took a group of about 10 people, and while the food was great, we felt a little rushed and we kept getting interrupted by the servers. If you're going with a large group wanting to have good conversation, this may not be the place to go. But if you're looking for great food for a few people, it's perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 30, 2016

I am an eternal optimist, but wow. Blue Mango was the most entertaining dining experience I've ever had. It really looked like a bad episode of Kitchen Nightmares. Gordon Ramsey seriously needs to makeover this management team, it was embarrassing. The manager was so rude to her staff and customers. Zero organization. The food was very good which was positive, but I am confident that this establishment will see a decline in consumers unless they reevaluate their management. The waitstaff so not deserve that type of disrespect.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 2, 2016

The food was great. The waiter didn't know much about the drinks or the wine selections.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2015

Found a new favorite!
Had a wonderful meal with my friend. She had never had Indian food before and loved her dish. There were so many options on the menu for me, even though I am severely gluten intolerant, that I had a hard time choosing.

I liked the ambiance of the place as it is inviting and allows for a leisurely meal. I think I will try the bar next time, as it seemed very inviting.
The service was on point and friendly and our waiter made sure my food was safe for me.
Music was a bit on the loud side for having a good conversation, but I should have simply asked to lower it - which I didn't. And that is the only critical feedback I could give, because it was simply a delightful meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Went with a group and had a lovely evening. The employees were all very kind and attentive. Everything from the place we sat to the food we ate was superb.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2015

This was my first time visiting and my first time eating Indian food. Everything was great but I would like to say that the tomato soup was a bit too salty for my liking. The restaurant looks amazing, nice and clean, and the owner seems to be auper nice as he checked to see if our meal was ok. I would definitely recommend to friends and come back if I'm in town. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Their prices are a little higher than what you normally see for Indian cuisine, but that is normal for Glenwood St restaurants. The food is worth it, very delicious, I will be going back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 12, 2015

A fan of the food! Love that you can tailor the spiciness to your tolerance level. My favorite dishes are the Lamb Vindaloo and the Chicken Tikka Masala. We have visited this restaurant on many occasions and must say sitting at the front on the inside closer to the bar area is a hit or miss on service. The bartender is your waiter which isn't bad on a slow night, but if the patronage picks up plan to experience a SLOW meal. In all the other seating zones we have experienced no such problems. The staff are very friendly and super knowledgable. Every suggestion we've been given was a welcome surprise. If you enjoy Indian Cuisine, this little gem is worth a visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 12, 2015

very worst food don't know how to cook Indian food I won't recommad anybody

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on June 6, 2015

A small group of us tried the Blue Mango on Saturday night. The interior is modern and lovely, the service quietly attentive. Food and drinks were fabulous! I eat a lot of Indian food, and consider this among the best the Triangle has to offer. Shrimp Do-Piaza was wonderful. There's a nice wine and beer list, as well as some interesting cocktails. I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 31, 2015

Great Indian food and drinks. My husband, father and step mother enjoyed ourselves. I liked the ambiance and ability to see through to the kitchen. We do not live in Raleigh but if we return we will definitely go back here!

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 22, 2015

We like to eat lunch here - good offerings and good lunch prices. More food than we can eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 11, 2015

Our table had a wide variety! Chicken, salmon, lamb, garlic naan, & the chili paneer. The food was so fresh and delicious....and incredibly generous portions! We will be returning, very soon!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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