Houston >Food & Dining > India's Restaurant
5704 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX | Directions 77057-631329.732024 -95.478886
Sun-Sat 11:00-2:30pm, Sun-Thur 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri & Sat 5:00pm-10:30pm
Neighborhoods: Woodlake/ Briar Meadow, Westside
One of THE best Indian places in Houston! – I discovered India's in the early 1990's and still love this place in 2008! I love their mint chutney - tastes great on their pappadum! While the lunch buffet is a bit on the pricey side, the food is always extremely delicious...my fave dishes are the saag paneer, the tamarind sauce (great for dipping your naan into), their peas pullao rice, kheer (rice pudding), the chicken tikka masala (not usually found on the buffet but still an awesome dish), and the tandoori chicken. The service is usually quite good, but they seem to like to make you wait to pay up. I usually give them a hint I'm ready for the check by taking out my wallet and getting my credit card ready. (Which is why they're not getting 5 stars from me LOL). But still, this is an awesome place to eat and experience excellent Indian food!
Just as good as I remembered – I ate at India's tonight for the first time in almost two decades. My father used to take me there when he was completing his residency at Ben Taub. As a child, I vividly remember enjoying the rice pudding, curry, and naan.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the food was equally satisfying to my adult palette. My friend and I enjoyed both chicken and lamb curries, as well as a delicious assortment of appetizers. The service was excellent, and the entire meal took less than 45 minutes from beginning to end. I especially enjoyed the naan, which was arguably the best I've ever had.
The atmosphere was tasteful but not excessively formal. There were couples as well as families with children. The prices were entirely reasonable, even if my gin & tonic was weak (typically so for a restaurant). All in all, an excellent dining experience.
Nothing special, better Indian food elsewhere – I'm your normal mid-30's Houston restaurant goer; I like most types of food, not just Indian. Eat out about 4 nights each week, so have eaten at many places, including some of the better known Indian restaurants inside the Loop and Galleria areas. India's was simply OKAY, and in fact was somewhat disappointing. Service was decent, but that was about it. Biggest let down: food was cold. Ordered the Viceroy 2-person dinner; not much was memorable other than fact it was a waste of nice night out. Not saying food was terrible, but would've rather spent time and money at one of Houston's many other more worthy restaurants. My advice: trust me, this place is one big "Ehhh" (a.k.a, forgettable).
Great naan and wonderful service – This restaurant has EXCELLENT service I do not understand what the negative reviewer could possibly be talking about unless they own the other Indian restaurant they suggested. We are 'American Folks' and they do not hover over our table....however I have seen regulars there who have probably gone for years having conversations with the staff....Indians as well as American Folk. I have been several times and always impressed with the number of delicious items on the buffet, the excellent naan that they bring to your table and the never empty tea glasses. Their saag paneer is not as wonderful as the now closed Taj Majal (Gulf Freeway) but then I have never tasted anything even close to that former restaurant's creamed spinach.
Not for Indians – I had been to India's because of the reviews. But unfortunately I personally wouldn't even give 1 star. I am an Indian so I know how Indian food should taste like. I had been to buffet in Jan 06 and both veg and non veg are eatable but not delicious. Plus the price that you pay for the buffet is not worth it. The chicken tandoori was tasteless but the goat masala was good.
The service is very bad, the waiters linger around American folks. Actually we had to get up and ask the waiters for water, roti etc. Plus they do not have refill on cold drinks for which they charge a dollar and half. So my suggestion is if you are indian then stay away from this restaurant atleast for the buffet. I bet Mayuri is much better choice then India's.
Not your average curry parlor, this Richmond spot offers a wide range of Indian cuisine. – In Short
Although the location may not be ideal, it doesn't stop Houstonians from enjoying an affordable foray into exotic dining. From searing vindaloos and classic tandoori offerings to richly sauced dishes, you can find it here. The grand lunchtime buffet attracts nearby business folk, while families take over the dining room for equally delicious dinners. Beware of delays heading home on weekend nights, when traffic from nearby clubs gets heavy.
As good as it gets ! – Comprehensive Menu ; Food is very good quality - and price is good value for the quality.
Good location ; excellent staff & service.
If perchance you're from cooler English speaking European climes, and like your Indian food a little spicier than normally served for a North American palate, then ask for it as "Hot" - hits the spot every time
User review by ms1234 – Best service for the best food at a good price!
Fantastic vindaloo! – This was my initial visit and I was very impressed. I have been to Indian restaurants in a lot of cities, and this is one of the best. The samosas were well-spiced and excellent. The mulligatawny was piping hot and not as spicy as I would have liked it. The lamb vindaloo, however, was exactly as I asked - extra hot! And boy, they weren't afaid to pour on the heat! I was sweating like crazy! That's just the way I like it, though! The portions were adequate, especially when you get rice and naan as well. And the naan was very good and had that freshly baked quality. The service was very good as well, and they kept the children in our party happy with balloons.
Best Indian in Town – I am very picky about Indian restaurants, so I was more than pleased when I asked if they could make the vindaloo a little less hot for my non-Indian company, and the waiter responded that they could not because it would not be vindaloo. The food is flavorful and the staff is courteous and attentive. Great place to bring friends or host a group.
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