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Gate of India
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115 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201
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115 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201
(310) 656-1664
Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Genuine Indian!!!

Excellent food, but be aware this is a real Indian place, the service and the ambient is Indian, not american, it is not a trendy place with super nice and good looking waiters (not that they are rude whatsoever). The menu allows you to make the mixture you want of rice, bread and meat, without... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2014
LuisCla
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Caracas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
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Caracas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Excellent food, but be aware this is a real Indian place, the service and the ambient is Indian, not american, it is not a trendy place with super nice and good looking waiters (not that they are rude whatsoever). The menu allows you to make the mixture you want of rice, bread and meat, without fixed plates.

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San Jose, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I am a foodie... and Indian is one of my very favorites. When I found this place years ago, although it was 5 hours from my home, I made it a point to eat where whenever I was near (and force my friends and family to "visit Santa Monica" so we'd be near, on more than one occasion). Just off... More 

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Visited in new years eve, around 9pm. The ambience is quite basic but welcoming. We were seated and served quickly. The food arrived even quicker, too quick to have been cooked to order. Nevertheless it tasted good, just wasn't top quality. Overall we had a good meal and would probably go back again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Worst indian food till now....... we have ordered chicken tikka masala nd tandoori mix grill...... it was horrible...... nd we have to order rice separate....... that was helerious.......

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Visalia, California, United States
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I was excited for some good Indian food but when I walked in and saw we were the only people on a weekend night. The decor was nice but the service terrible. The food was over priced, small portions and limited drink menu. Do not go here.

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Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled upon this restaurant by chance. So glad we did! While the service isn't 5 star it certainly wasn't poor. We are over here on holidays from Australia, and being the first Indian restaurant we've visited over here, we're not sure if it is usually customary for rice to be included with the meals. It certainly isn't in Australia. The... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Never been to an Indian restaurant that doesn't include the rice with the entree AND serves minute rice instead of Basmati rice when it IS ordered! Each of our three entrees was skimpy. Service wasn't good. This made for the feeling of being ripped off.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

What can I say: we only ate there because there was a 45 minute wait at every other restaurant in Santa Monica. The food was overpriced and very skimpy. The service was non existent. We had to ask for rice ( not included) And on and on.....

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Los Angeles
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This place is horrible. It demonstrates what happens when greed overcomes skill in the restaurant business. The portions are insultingly small, about the size of your palm. The rice is, too. We ordered chicken curry, vegetable curry and naan. Our friends ordered lamb curry and we ordered a side of rice. If you have skill as a restauranteur -- in... More 

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Grand Cayman
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Classy for an indian restaurant; fairly priced and great authentic indian food. It's been there for at least the 12 or so years I've been visiting Santa Monica and I return to eat there every time!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: (310) 656-1664

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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