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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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. :) :) :).......................................................................................................................................................
They weren't open even though I was able to make reservations.
The food here is amazing! There lunch special is also very good.
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.
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.
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.
Never been but will be a repeat customer. The decor, the smells of the food cooking & the staff make this place a must experience!
Great food. Great night!!!
Delicious dishes . courteous server, nice ambiance.
Amazing service and amazing food
Great flavors, reasonably priced, excellent service. We will be back!
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.
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.