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Namaste

7500 University Avenue, Suite A, West Des Moines, IA 50325
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Ranked #31 of 205 restaurants in West Des Moines
Price range: $10 - $15
Most recent review
- Feb 17, 2014
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Bettendorf
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122 reviews 122 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

No frills, simple restaurant gets high marks for Indian cuisine, Goat, chicken, vegetable curries along with others were absolutely delicious served with offerings of coconut and white rice. Naans were done to perfection as was the rice pudding, one of the best we tasted! The endorsement of this restaurant was further enhanced by the number of Indian diners also eating... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

This was our first trial at an Indian restaurant in Des Moines, after having had Indian food in Detroit, Chicago and San Francisco. The food is very delicious! We were a big group, and ordered multiple dishes and shared. Everything was spot on. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is outdated, but is has a cozy feel.... More

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We go for the lunch buffet regularly. They always have different dishes to try but continue to have a few of the main items we can rely on. The chef uses just the right amount of spice too. But if it gets too spicy order a mango smoothie to cool things down a bit. Recently they've started putting the Naan... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Neighborhood restaurant with funky décor for casual dining, no date night ambiance. Service was good as was the naan, rice and vegetable. However in a restaurant I haven’t been to before I usually always order the benchmark Indian – chicken tikka masala. Sauce was O.K. but the chicken had been precooked and was somewhat dry. Maybe other dishes are better... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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142 reviews 142 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Cindy and I ate there for dinner. I truly wish we had been able to go there for the lunch buffet, but that will have to wait for next time. I had the tandoori shrimp, and they were absolutely amazing. Delicious flavor, and properly prepared!! Cindy ate Palaak Paneer and she loved it! The spiciness was exactly as requested. The... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Ever since their Cook was changed, the food quality has been deteriorating rapidly...We really used to enjoy their lunch buffet at one point. They had a decent veg and non-veg variety. We tried their buffet recently and found it to be very bland and tasteless. The Dal was not at all spicy neither was there any good variety in the... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We've long been fans of the lunch buffet, but recently had the opportunity to experience the dinner menu here. First, if your not familiar with Indian food, either try the lunch buffet or go with a group of people to you can sample more items off the menu. Dinner is served family style, and we really enjoy Indian cuisine, but... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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152 reviews 152 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

My wife and I were sad to see Tandoor close but I recently had the chance to eat here at Namaste and was impressed by the small but very satisfying lunch buffet. They had a nice selection of apps, curries, and fresh naan. I was very happy to see chicken, goat, and vegetarian options on the buffet and enough variety... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Go for the lunch buffet so you can try several things! If you've never had Indian food before, try a little of everything and ask questions. Often a busy place at lunch (good sign) which means the buffet turns over and stays fresh. It's about 1/2 meat and 1/2 vegetarian, but the vegetarian is great even if you are not.... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Dined at dinner time several times, but yesterday tried the lunch buffet. For those interested in Indian food, but not sure what to try, the buffet is a great way to try out different dishes. This buffet goes beyond the usual tandoori chicken and tikka masala options. There were chaat (Indian snack type/street food) options as well as biryani and... More

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