Chicago >Food & Dining > India House
59 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6065441.891543 -87.630403
Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm; Sat-Sun 11am-3pm; Dinner Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm; Dinner Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
Wonderfully authentic and inventive food, good service – We went there on Mothers day for the buffet which was $20 person.
The food was delicious, it was hard to stop eating! It was spiced just right for someone used to Indian food. Within 10 minutes of being seated, a plate of sizzling chicken tikka was brought to our table.
The deserts were very good, specially the mango kulfi (ice cream).
The crunchy grilled veggies were something new and very good, as were the spinach koftas (meatballs) which was their own invention.
The location is easily accessible off the red line, Grand station in the North bridge area / city center.
Another example of how Chicago fails in Indian cuisine – Chicago is one of the worst cities in the U.S., I am convinced for Indian food. And India House is just another example to illustrate the point. This is boring, uninspired cuisine that lacks depth of flavor. I strongly urge the owners of India house to buy round trip tickets to New Delhi, India, and visit Swagath Restaurant in Defense Colony. This is Indian cuisine executed at its finest. It's time for Indian restaurant owners to break away from the typical, overdone, and simplistic versions of Indian food served all over Chicago. Do something different and give Indian food the respect it deserves! Visit Swagath, I beg you... and you will see how far you fall short of greatness.
Just OK !!! – If you really want to experience great Indian cusine and knowledgeable service go to the Indian Garden on Devon St. (north side); a way better, flavorful food than in Indian House
Awful Service, never smiling servers – We gave a party to a group of 25 people. Now let me tell you how horrible the service was.
When they started to serve appetizers the guy serving them was just throwing the food on table with no civility or professionalism. Everybody was looking at his face but he kept on doing it throughout the dinner. Maybe he had a fight at home or was piss*d off at the manager but this is not the way to deal with customers.
We had specially asked them to keep spices low in all the dishes(they ask for this when you order food - low/high spice) but they did the opposite. Some people had to repeatedly go to restroom for that. When we asked them that why they did that, the foolish manager smilingly said that the chef forgot.
Then I asked one server to bring a sweet mouth freshener which is usually lying on one table near the bar because we were a group of 25 people and everybody was asking for it. I did a mistake - I asked the same 'mad' server to do this. You wont imagine what he told me "Please go and grab the dish yourself and serve it yourself". I was like what the heck. My colleague sitting next to me was so mad that he was about to h*t that server. That server spoiled the whole fun in the party. I got up and took that server on side and said dude what's your problem. He said the most absurd explanation "Sir this is America I do what I do". I talked to the manager he was just saying sorry for everything. The impression I got is about that mad server was that he was a fresh immigrant from India and might be a cousin or nephew of the restaurant owner because the manager was not taking any action even after noticing such BS going on.
The whole service was like they were doing a favor on us. No smiles on faces of servers, messed up food.... I would say this to all the people who wrote good reviews about this restaurant - stop writing reviews about your own restaurant because your place s*cks and stop defrauding people.
GREAT service GREAT food – Was the first time that I ever been at India House and I can tell you that the staff was very nice and polite, the food was in the perfect point of cook and spicy, they gave me the table that I wanted, not like the other restaurats where you don?t have chance. The quality, the attention and all made India House one of my favorite restaurants. I completely recommend it.
the food quality is terible – first i hade a salid it was wilted and brown ,the tomatoes were spotted like the king u through away . i had some swordfish it was great the non was good also but it was butterd very unhealthy but good unhelthy the chicken was dry and the lamb was smelly .
food -1 star needs to use better quality
sevice -4.5 stars great
aviaounce- 4 stars very nice
location -5 stars great
price -3 stars good
Best Indian food in Chicago – Just had to write a review after seeing someone put a negative comment down. Trust me, I live downtown Chicago and I have been to many, many Indian restaurants. India house is one of the very best and my personal favorite in the city. The buffet is outstanding and I have never had a bad experience and I eat here multiple times throughout the year. The negative review must be someone with a grudge for some reason or another. Thanks for reading.
Great service and great food! – We were a group of 6 that was seating promptly. Service was quick, attentive, and pleasant. The food was fantastic!!
Avoid the Buffet – I had lunch at India House recently and the buffet seems to be going from bad to worse. The food tasted stale and every person I had lunch with was feeling not-so-good post-lunch. The service was average and there wasn't a good variety of drinks. I have ordered off the menu in the past and found that to be a better way to eat here. Also, the cost of the buffet is not justified by the quality of food served. There are a couple of restaurants in Chicago that serve better Indian food than India House.
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