Zaika - Littleton

4.6
29 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian

Zaika in Littleton serves authentic and modernized Indian cuisine in a colorful setting with modern elements. Stop in for a quick lunch before heading back to work, or bring the entire family for dinner and drinks from the full bar. The family-owned restaurant focuses on preparing meals with lush, savory spices and serving them with a dedication and passion for each customer to have a great experience. The menu includes vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options to meet the dietary needs of everyone in the group.

Zaika offers a variety of appetizers for starting the meal, including veggie samosa, momo, chili chicken, onion pakora, cuTO salad and rasila lamb. There is also a daily chef-selection soup for adding to the meal or enjoying on its own. Check out the tandoori offerings for chicken, lamb, salmon and shrimp specialties. Vegetarian options at Zaika include dal tadka, chana masala and paneer makhni.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(720) 328-3038
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Broadway and Mineral Ave, Safeway Shopping Center
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 29 People Are Saying
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Denver
103 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We've eaten at Zaika many times. This time was for lunch for just two of us and it was not crowded when we arrived. It became more so after we got there. The service was slow and when they did come to the table, they would always try to take things away that we weren't finished with. Also, you have to ask for salt and pepper, as there is none on any of the tables. And that took awhile to get. We sat there for at least 7 minutes waiting for the salt and pepper that we requested. The salad was very plain without some seasoning. Otherwise, the food was great, as usual.

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JM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zaika is one of our very favorite restaurants - we go at least once a week! The menu offers a wide variety of choices - we've tried many different dishes and all have been outstanding! Zaika is family-owned -- everyone who works there is very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend!

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C
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was our second time there. We felt the first time was better but we enjoyed it. The food was good but not great. We love our neighborhood restaurant in Littleton called namaste much better and probably won't go back to this restaurant. The menu was pretty Limited and the cocktails were very small and not so great.

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KA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zaika is one of our favorite go to restaurants. It never disappoints us. We always have to get the cauliflower appetizer. Delicious!

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and welcoming atmosphere!

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PA
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We recently moved to Colorado and are so happy to find a good Indian restaurant in this part of Denver. We'll be back for sure.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a good value and great food, never a bad experience from the menu!

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c
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is spectacularly flavorful. Staff is friendly.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Fantastic food and warm service.

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FG
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised this restaurant beat some of the Indian restaurants I ate at in NYC. As a Denver transplant from NYC I’m excited to add Zaika to my list of dining spots I’ll return to. My hubby and friend ate Indian food for the first time during this visit. It wasn’t bad for them at all but it was great for me!!

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f
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food around.....love the ownership, as they treat us great every time we visit. Can't wait to come again!

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely awesome experience, the food, the service and an opportunity to try new things. We'll be back.

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OT
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First, the service was a friendly, attentive and courteous Indian-American mix; and while the setting is a bit plain, it was comfortable. And then, the authentic food says it all: Best garlic naan we've had in a long time; nicely flavored lentil soup; the huge portion of tandoori chicken was cooked to pink perfection, but spicier than most we've had, even at a 1 spice setting; the boiled potatoes with spinach was surprising, because we expected cooked saag spinach and got fresh, raw baby spinach leaves; and finally, the lamb rogan josh was a bit firm meat in a delicious tomato-cream sauce, chock full of wonderful spices...a number 2 setting on the spice was just right for me...a little kick, but no tongue-ripping. Good wine list...we'll vouch for the Etude Lyric Chardonnay that has a nice balance. Worth another trip or two to try some other house specialties.

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JM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zaikai is one of our favorite restaurants - we enjoy the food so much that we go weekly! We've introduced Zaikai to many of our family and friends and now they love it as much as we do! Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good food!

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LB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and value, will come back, everyone ordered different food and very much enjoyed.

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JM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Zaika’s food. It is family owned restaurant. The owners care very much about the quality of the food served as well as the service. Both are outstanding- so much so that we’ve become regular customers!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zaika is tremendous! The Andraki Lamb Chops are the best!

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SC
Melbourne / VIC
83 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent Indian food. The lamb Vindaloo is delicious! If you like it hot order spice level 5... Good naan and papadam. Staff are very helpful.

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DR
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had been a bit concerned with comments from others about the service but I have to say,t he service was impeccable. Fast, polite, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the menu and preparation. Rather than the standard mild, med, hot; they asked on a scale of 1-5, 5 being Indian hot, where do we prefer the flavor. And yes, the food came out as expected, spot on.
appetizers excellent and, one thing I have always had issues with is ordering red wine in an Indian restaurant. Many times it's been opened too long, or kept too warm. This was a nice Oregon Pinot Noir, and a nice sized pour. We will be back!

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Wow! Horrible slow service, incompetent staff. Charred dinner arrived after 45min of waiting on a Sunday night at 7pm when they are not busy. Burned Chicken Tandoori, burned cheese naan, no sauce for tandoori. The tandoori was a beyond small portion, basically 4 drumsticks with a little thigh, very dry. No chicken breasts, no plump meat, not marinaded at all, etc... basically pulled out of a bag, sprinkled with some spices and over-cooked.

My fiance ordered Chicken Tiki Masala. She asked for it spicy, and it came out very mild. Her plain naan came out 30min late after asking multiple times for it, and watching triple plain naans be served around us at 3+ tables.

No apology made, no attempt made to fix, they just looked at us like we were at fault. Very rude. Never saw a manager once. Eventually after arguing for 15min, they comp'd the meal.

We do not recommend this place.

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D
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first went to this place a couple weeks ago. Been back 3 times since.
What an amazing place for flavor!!!!
Such well prepared food, lots of choices and superior service. We are hooked!!!
So nice to have this kind of place to go so close to home. I’m so happy they are busy every time we go... Highly recommended...
Without a doubt the best Indian cuisine we have found in Denver.

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CQ
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the authentic flavors of the food. The staff really knew their menu and they were able to give advice and suggestions. There is a wide variety of dishes and we loved having so many options. We dill definitely go back!

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here three times, twice for lunch and once for dinner. Always outstanding food and service. Love that they'll make your food spicy.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zaika always is wonderful for the different flavors it presents. It is a neighborhood gem in Littleton, located at the back of a Safeway shopping center, and totally worth not just one visit but many to sample the varieties of Indian food that it offers.

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J
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flavors excellent, you choose the level of spice.

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SW
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Indian restaurant with outstanding food. We have been there multiple times and always come back. The food is very well prepared and the service is always good. They also have good take out but better to eat it there if you can. The place is quiet and just a good place to eat and talk. Make reservations if you can because they are often very crowded.

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JM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food we’ve had! Owner and his family are always gracious and happy to recommend dishes to try! Our friends from London love their food too and say it’s better than many of the London restaurants they’ve been to! Highly recommend!

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D
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We moved to Colorado from central NJ where there were a plethora of Indian restaurants to choose from. Until Zaika opened in Littleton, getting decent Indian food meant a trek into Denver. We usually go with friends and have tried many of the items on the menu. A favorite appetizer is the Kauhli Manchurian; if you like lamb, the Rojan Josh is consistently good. I get the mild version of everything because medium is even too hot for me.

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