328 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1521340.438961 -79.955124
Sun 4pm-8:30pm; Mon 11am-2:30pm; Mon 5pm-9:45pm; Tue 11am-2:30pm; Tue 5pm-9:45pm; Wed 11am-2:30pm; Wed 5pm-9:45pm; Thu 11am-2:30pm; Thu 5pm-9:45pm; Fri 11am-2:30pm; Fri 5pm-9:45pm; Sat 5pm-9:30pm
Neighborhoods: Central Oakland
FAKE REVIEWS – All the accounts below praising this place have one thing in common. THEY ALL REVIEW THE SAME COMPANIES AND GIVE THEM 5 STARS. Look at the reviews below 5 stars for the REAL review on this restaurant. All of them have something in common, the food isnt that good and the service is horrible. Do your research, dont support these con artists.
I have only been here for the lunch buffet, but I've never been disappointed. Neat atmosphere, close to Pitt's campus, and rather inexpensive. Anytime I'm in the mood for Indian food, this is the first place I go.
I tend to be very particular about Indian restaurants, as I can normally get really good Indian food from my grandma's kitchen. So, as this was going to be my first Indian restaurant in Pittsburgh, obviously I was going to be a bit reluctant of giving praise. Some coworkers and I decided to grab some dinner here a couple of month ago. First of all, you should know that its going to be difficult to find street parking around this restaurant. Be prepared to look around, and just drop off some people from your group so that everyone isn't deprived of a drink before dinner. Once inside, the place was small but not congested with a small bar area towards the front. They played hit music from India as well Indian music videos across the vast array of flat screens plastered on all the walls. Nothing fancy, really, just the flat screens made up the decor of this place. My colleagues had all been here before so they all knew exactly what they wanted, so I decided to go with the a staple at Indian restaurants- butter chicken. I asked for it spicy just to see if they could actually make it tasty as well as spicy, without just adding extra crushed red pepper. Also one of my friends loves to burn his tongue and digestive tract, so he asked the waiter to give him a 15 out of 10 on the spice scale. I threw a blank look at the waiter and he said okay. The food came out quickly, which was a good first sign. Next came out the Naan. At any indian restaurant you can easily tell the quality of the food by the naan. Overcooked and burnt: you probably should not come back. Anyways, their Naan was both well cooked and soft which was great. Finally, the food came out and the aromas were amazing and it was delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed my dish which was flavorful, saucy, and spicy, and the Naan only helped to bring out the well balanced dish.
Great dinner buffet for $8.99. Service was prompt and friendly.
This may be my favorite Indian Restaurant in the US to date. Over the years, I've had several friends who live in Pittsburgh. One lived right down the street from India Garden, and she introduced me to the restaurant. Every time I go back to Pittsburgh, IG is a must-stop. Not only are they open super-late, which is really nice if you have a student schedule, or happen to be rolling into town after a 4-hour car ride late at night, but dinner is half-off then, too! And its delicious Indian food, with a pretty wide variety of options, including a good vegetarian selection. If only this place were in Austin. We could use some better Indian food here.
"The best Indian restaurant in Pittsburgh, though People's and Bombay are good too. I moved to Pgh from Ann Arbor, Michigan almost three years ago and it surprised me that there weren't more decent Indian restaurants. But then I found India Garden and I took it back. It is true that there service can be a little slow (can be, though not always). But they more than make up for it. And with their 4pm-6pm half off special and their bar (at least in Oakland), it doesn't get any better. I highly recommend their Navarratan Korma and their Tandoori Chicken. Amazing.
Pittsburgh's best Indian food, except for the authentic place in Monroeville. India Garden's bread is exceptional. I have a friend from India who disparages most of the Indian food in Pittsburgh, including India Garden, and I asked him "but what about the bread?" He blinked, and had to admit that India Garden's bread was as good as any in India. People complain about the service. Yes, the service kind of sucks. Twice in my India Garden eating career they have lost my order and I ended up sitting and waiting for an extraordinary time. They did end up giving the table free appetizers and a round of drinks. It may be tricky to get your water refilled, but they always bring out the food as soon as it is done, so the food is always hot and the bread is incredibly fresh. Chicken and vegetarian dishes (and the first two biryanis) are half off between 4-6PM and 10-12PM. They used to be open until 1AM, now they are open until midnight with the last (grudging) seating at 11:30. They also used to have a $1 draft every night, now the perpetual special is $2 Yuengling drafts. They have a respectable enough beer selection beyond that and a full bar. My favorite dishes: Shahi Chicken Korma, Paneer Chili, and Shahi Malai Kofta
Hands down the best Indian food I've had in Pittsburgh (and a few other cities...) Cheap, delicious, great service - what else is there to say? Also, used them for catering a decently large event (100+ people) and it was amazing!!!
I miss you IG! I didn't realize how hard it is to find a good Indian Restaurant until I left Pittsburgh. I usually went for the half off deals for an early (4pm-6pm) or really late (after 9:30 or 10...i forget) dinner. My favorite dishes were chicken korma, palak paneer and chicken biryani. During the day, they also have a buffet for $8. If you go on a Saturday they serve this fried bread, really tasty. IG has the most and best selections for lunch buffet. It even includes a good variety of desserts. My mouth is salivating just thinking about it. The owner and waiters are really nice too.
This place is plain awesome. Quite possibly some of the best Indian food I've ever had. It's set in a neighborhood by the university and heard during school it's super packed with a huge wait. But, school wasn't in session and we were seated right away. Portions are small, but you don't need much when you have a piping hot plate of curry awesomeness. The garlic naan ist heavenly and (even though out of a gallon jug) mango drink goes perfectly. Highly recommended spot if you are in Pitt and craving all of the above. Also, as in any Indian Restaurant it seems - pop music blasting in the background and velvet paintings. Lots to look at and big, comfy wood booths. Lovely.
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