Papadom Indian

4.3
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45 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Fresh, bold, and inspiring. At Papadom, there’s always something new, something exciting, and something a little different from your usual place.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Indian, Pakistani, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(512) 840-1434
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jagsir Dhillon
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Papadom can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private party contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 548-3056
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Catering
We cater for all events. Please contact the restaurant for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd and Colorado
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.2
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4.1
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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Well the food was meh. Everything about the food, flavor, spice etc was toned down.
Some of it is way over priced.
18$ for a biriyani?? Comeon!!
And even the qaunity is average.

t
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was pretty good. It was mild but we could have asked for spicier.

c
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, excellent service! So convenient right downtown.

RC
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really needed some spicy food after a long and fun filled night on the town the day before. We wanted Indian and something close to where we were staying at the Driskill. This little place fit the ticket. The service is spot on and it is very clean and delicious. We had eggplant, spicy chicken, and a potato pancake. Beer choices were adequate and our waiter was pleasant and efficient. We would return for another quiet, peaceful and enjoyable meal.

OT
Austin
61 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We finally made it to Pappadom and it was a great experience. The space is fairly small and well decorated and comfortable. We had the chicken tikka masala, lamb chops and curry vegetables. All were excellent with a nice amount of spice. We will definitley repeat the experience.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a good time overall. Took the lunch buffet, which was good!

VF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

DM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a great find! Loved the ambience and the food.

B
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was Valentine's on a weekday, so not too busy. They may have been shorthanded because service did take longer than expected. The food came out quickly when ordered, but any request did take some extra time. Very polite staff. Food was very tasty and good (veggie samosas and the meal for two entrée) except for the calamari appetizer (probably our fault for trying it. The mango cheesecake was half frozen but really good taste... I definitely will return to try other entrée items.

SR
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent and there is no rush as you are allowed to linger as long as you want. The food is excellent, and it is always a quiet friendly environment. This is getting to be one of our favorites, especaially for Indian food.

R
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Positives : chicken tikka Marsala and saag paneer were very good as was the naan bread.

Negatives : veg biryani was very spicy and the dal makhani was so spicy we could not eat it.

Also negative : no alcohol license yet. So no G&T or beer - both of which can be very good with Indian cuisine.

KP
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nothing fancy but good Indian food.

a
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a great dinner with friends. Chicken marsela was amazing as was the eggplant dish. Chicken was tendor and sauce perfect blend. Eggplant had multple dimensions of flavor.
Spinich dish ans lentles were the least favorite falling victim to the much tastier other entres.
Nan was good, not anyrhing special.
Pricier than most indian places, not sure we will go back unless for lunch specials.

FT
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their food is so so good. We totally enjoyed it at the restaurant and back at the hotel 😁

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The overall ambiance was nice and the restaurant was quiet, but the food was just okay. Our curry and rack of lamb came out with no rice and was cold by the time we got some. We ordered veg biryani and got chicken (barely warm). We ordered the Kashmiri nan and received the onion kulcha - it was nice but not what we ordered. We wanted to try something new, but will return to our tried & true faves and will pass on Papadom in the future.

m
Tampa
53 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our food. Varied menu choices, everything well prepared. Nice decor, pleasant ambiance.

AI
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the kofta I ordered. My friend ordered chicken biryani and liked it too! Nice ambience, quiet with downtown austin charm

k
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

B
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Nice quiet space.

AB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Pretty boring to be honest. We're used to indian food in Houston, where the standard is much higher.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Horderve and desert were tasty, but mains were underwhelming. We ordered a lamb curry which was first brought out as chicken curry, then replaced with what was clearly a mutton curry (no mistaking mutton for lamb in taste or texture). They needed at least 2 more servers to provide good service, so we spent plenty of time waiting for them to stop by our table. Fortunately we were in no hurry. They were responsive and friendly when serving us however. Not a terrible experience, but we won’t be returning here. Plenty of other better experiences to be had, both in quality of food and service level. Disappointing sums up our dinner.

M
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Tasty and light. Lots go Veggie options and spot on flavor.

OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The owner wore all hats-bartending, hosting, and server. Therefore, we had bad service and felt unattended all evening. It took over 15 minutes to get our signed bill back.

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My friend and I were dining before Sinbad at The Moody. We were looking for something different and close by the theater. We were pleasantly pleased. The decor is very nice. Very helpful staff and the food was delicious and abundant!! We will definitely be returning!

DC
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Best Indian food in Austin!

A
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food. Huge choice of vegan and vegetarian menu options. Lots of seafood options, too, which is hard to find in Austin. Everything we had was great. Had 3 entrees for 2 people and it was more than enough food. This place was not very busy on a Saturday night. Hope people visit, so it stays in business.

KS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happened upon this incredible find of a restaurant when our original dinner reservations fell through. My husband and I ADORE Indian cuisine and it was within walking distance of our hotel and our later night evening plans. We left after our meal feeling grateful that our first plan hadn't come to fruition. HIGHLY recommend the food, ambiance, specialty cocktails, and informative staff. This place is a MUST!

J
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good- large portions with excellent service

o
Austin
115 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous find! The food was great and the service was as well.
We will be back!

AP
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food!!

TQ
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love how their menu clearly indicates which entrees are vegan!!! The food and service was amazing! I am definitely adding this to my list of fav restaurants in Austin.

m
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very flavorful food. I had the chana masala and aloo gobi and both were authentic and seasoned to perfection.

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great find! Food is fantastic!!

H
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent cocktails. Excellent service. View of the street out the front windows is great!

k
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Papadom is in my top 5 best restaurants in Austin (and I'm a native Austinite!).

The service is always great and the food never disappoints. We've dined here 5+ times and the staff is always super attentive and every dish is 👌👌👌. Consistency pays off! SO GOOD.

This is THE place to go for Indian food in Austin. You won't be disappointed!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We ordered paneer tikka masala and they served us Chicken tikka masala instead. We are all pure vegetarians and its unacceptable when restaurants don't respect our dietary restrictions. Very disappointed. They gave a 10% discount which I feel is too less to compensate the error that they made!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for dinner on a quiet Thursday - apparently it's busier for the lunch buffet. Everything we had was delicious and the service was great. So glad to have good Indian in the neighborhood!

S
Austin
41 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This was an interesting experience. The restaurant was nearly empty so we had very good service, despite it being on a Friday night. We enjoyed the food a lot, and the waitstaff was really helpful since we didn't quite know what all of the menu items were, and they explained the spice level for us so we ended up with exactly what we wanted. Hopefully this place gets more attention (and customers)

HD
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fresh and tasty. I would repeat. The lamb vindaloo was particularly good.

NK
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was prompt. The waiter seemed a little inexperienced but overall experience was excellent.

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