The Indian Garden - Chicago

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$30 and under
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DISCOVER CULINARY NIRVANA and great variety of Indian culture as experienced through her many regional cuisines-from Bombay and Delhi to Goa. The essence of Indian Cuisine lies in the variety of spices available and the aromas generated by their use. A visit to Indian Garden is a culinary voyage of discovery to the exotic tastes and textures of India and the warmth and hospitality of her people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was pretty bad...India house is way much better

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Indian restaurant in Chicago.

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ShishirM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food.
Good selection/variety
Nice environment to bring friends and family for North Indian food.

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VedaP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was very good and authentic. I had the Murga Vindaloo which was spicy and succulent. The garlic naan was some of the best I ever tasted. One dinner companion got the mixed grilled and raved over the lentils and basmati rice. We also had paneer and a shrimp dish that were also quite tasty according to my friends. They also really enjoyed the mango lassis! My issues were the check; we were accidentally charged for a breakfast buffet at 6:30pm. It’s a good thing we really checked the charges...Also the restaurant is not easily accessible for people with disabilities; you have to call in advance to get an elevator. If not, you will have to walk up 2 flights of stairs. It was my first time at this restaurant and I was unaware that there was no private elevator to use. I have end stage arthritis in both knees and climbing those stairs was indeed a challenge.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time for a first timer during restaurant week and absolutely loved it. Cant wait ti return to this great location.

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DoNotRecommend
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food and service was good but can be better and fresher. It was a bit too noisy.

I had requested that we get seated by the big glass window table. I am not sure what happened to my request. I got there after everyone from my party was there and already seated. I did not ask about this request as I did not want us to move. May be next time. 😊

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent indian food. Great service.

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vipOtmanE
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service. I love the music choice and the decor

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SomyaS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Buffet offered a good variety to sample indian food. Food in general was good only exception being desserts offered in buffet. Didn’t care much for them- overly sweet and not too good.

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EricH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great alternative to a traditional Thanksgiving meal

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From305to216
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner.

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MimiM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group and they did a fantastic job taking care of us. The food was excellent and the service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice occasion or for a group party.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, delicious authentic Indian food!

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vipMichaelDW
Amarillo
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Will go again when I go back to Chicago

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MJJan
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I would recommend it for the ambiance. I found the service to be inattentive. Our table was not cleared, the waiter did not follow through on the cocktail request and then seemed put out that we mentioned it, overall the staff didn't seem too friendly.

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Zoey
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely decor.
Good and pleasant service.
Of the many dishes offered on the buffet, only two were just so-so.
Definitely will return.

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DavidA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as was the service! We will go again next time we're in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The staff was rude and made us feel very rushed, when there was still 30 mins before brunch closing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing dinner celebrating my husband birthday, food was great and they gave us a special dessert for the candles

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vipAriC
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server was rude and not friendly - need to be trained in customer service.

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PraveenR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food quality has decreased quite a bit from before. Ordered kadai paneer and it was nothing like kadai paneer, more like watery paneer-green pepper curry. Chicken tikka masala was mediocre, definitely not worth the restaurant touting it as Chef's Special. I loved this restaurant and have been here many times over the past 7 years but was disappointed yesterday.

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vipAnkitS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

An unexpected find in Chicago downtown this turned out to be one of the best Indian restaurant that despite not being in the Devon area serve equally authentic Indian cuisine with a great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Morelos
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

our service was great even better server his name is Anil i think i am quite unsure but i believe So . He is very good great recommendations and very very friendly.

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AndrewM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, huge servings! Good menu with plenty of veg options, Interesting range of drinks

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NigelF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet place close to our hotel. Food well presented. Pappads fresh and tasty. Shrimp curry nice and nan Bread freshly cooked

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food - not normally a buffet person but this was good

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious. The set up is more of a family style, which made it easy to share entrees. It was a little pricey compared to other restaurants, but for that neighborhood, it was ok. I will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Recently tried mantra and decided to give this place a try, food was okay a little upset could not sit near the window place as it was closed. Food was okay a bit a bland. Service was good

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vipBrieSharma
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

They have lunch buffet but we ordered from the a la carte menu. They brought out all the apps and entrees at the same time. The food was good but the service was slow. We had to wait for plates to come out but the food was on the table already. Side condiments that usually come out with apps didnt come until we asked for it. Not good on the service. Food was good.

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KirkF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding authentic food, will go back when in town.

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vipStacy
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was spicy! I mean I can handle spice..this was spicy and extra salt on everything. Will never eat there again

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. A little pricey, but absolutely worth it. The best Indian food my wife and I have ever had. Restaurant was clean, kitchen and cooking staff was visible through a window, staff was very attentive, and ambiance was authentic and enjoyable. We would go here again without hesitation!

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vipFancifulFrancie
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A gem in the area, tucked away on the 2nd floor with stair only access. The food was wonderful and the service was very good. Great for a romantic dinner or a gathering with family or friends. The chef is able to spice to taste. Worth going to!!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite reserving the table, we were not given a table. We were informed that the restaurant does not take reservations through OpenTable anymore. We ended up going to some other location as the wait time was 30-45 mins

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vipsheens
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve always liked this place. Food is tasty and always get good service when we go. I look forward to eating my leftovers.

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TomG
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was outstanding, but Juan the server was horrible!

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bobpearl
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a event and my husband had been here before for a business dinner so he wanted to take us there myself and our granddaughter. It was awesome so authentic. Appetizers were great and the meals were even better. We got a bottle of white wine from India and it did not disappoint either. Our waiter was very nice and helpful in explaining any questions we had. Cannot wait to go back👍

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GregR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian Food - Authentic. I will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got there with the reservation and they didn’t let us in because they were full.

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ElisaR
Chicago
4 reviews