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7500 University Avenue, Suite A, West Des Moines, IA 50325
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Indian the way it should be!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2014
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Bettendorf
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133 reviews 133 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

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 The atmosphere is outdated, but is has a cozy feel....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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West Des Moines, Iowa
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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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94 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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West Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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92 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7500 University Avenue, Suite A, West Des Moines, IA 50325
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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