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694 University Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 294-8886
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Typical Snooty Indian Service

I'm sure other people that are Indian that go to Indian restaurants will know exactly what I'm talking about. For some reason, when Indian people (or people of Indian descent, like me) go to an Indian restaurant, the staff act very aloof and make you feel like you're under a microscope. And as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I think this restaurant is in Hillcrest, San Diego ... not La Jolla. It's in the University area and so popular with everyone. Food was OK ... I would have given them an extra point but my shrimp were overcooked. Appetizer sampler can do with re-vamping be replacing the potato with vegetable pakoras or even lamb kebab. We confused the... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I just love this place--Indian with vegan options. Restaurant itself is cozy, and delivery is fast. Veggie pakoras are super.

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nyc
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I'm sure other people that are Indian that go to Indian restaurants will know exactly what I'm talking about. For some reason, when Indian people (or people of Indian descent, like me) go to an Indian restaurant, the staff act very aloof and make you feel like you're under a microscope. And as a mom, traveling with my two teens... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I have been to many Indian restaurants, but this one, in Hillcrest, is one of the best. Reasonably priced, great food, wonderful atmosphere. It is in a very lively neighborhood, with plenty of places to visit before or after your dinner. Will definitely be back when we go back to San Diego again.

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Missoula, Montana
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136 reviews 136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This restaurant is part of the Indian Palace "chain" up in La Jolla - and it doesn't disappoint. The spices were perfect, the heat was accurately represented, the Naan bread was delicious and the price point was just right. We will definitely come back to this restaurant.

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San Diego, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The food in their lunch buffet looks good but the taste of the food is just not up to par and lunch here was a big disappointment. Having eaten Indian food at many restaurants in a variety of cities and being big fans of Indian cuisine, we consider ourselves connoisseurs of Indian cuisine. The curries in this buffet had one... More 

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Ok so I haven't been to India. So I don't know if it's completely authentic. Owners are Pakistani I think. But I know good food. Actually, this is excellent food! The service? The waiters are sooooo attentive and on top of everything. I even think they may be overstaffed. But hey, I'm a happy camper when I'm there. Decor- i... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Visited today while on a vacation in San Diego. The place is nice , good food. Bit mild , probably to suit the American palette ...

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Great good - daal makhani and bhartha are a must. Fantastic punjabi flavor. The pista and mango kulfi are the best I have tasted in the country. The naan could have been more crisp.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

When I'm in San Diego this is my go-to restaurant for Indian food. Their lunchtime buffets are delicious, reasonably priced and feature a good variety of vegetarian dishes, which is important to me. The hosts and waiters are always friendly, welcoming and helpful and the outdoor seating area is just the perfect place to be for lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 694 University Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (619) 294-8886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?