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7500 University Avenue, Suite A, West Des Moines, IA 50325
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Great food. Better than expected service. They could lose the TVs!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2013
Charlie_from_Omaha
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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious lunch buffet today at Namaste Indian Restaurant. There was a good selection and the server brought us fresh naan to enjoy with our food. I would recommend the chickpeas and chicken curry. Only a few dishes were spicy. The TV's made an interesting cultural experience with Bollywood music videos playing, but I would... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

I was there with two of my friends, note that these friends of mine are regular at this place. We ordered appetizer and dinner. Our appetizer didn't come for an hour, and the dinner took another an hour and a half. People who came after us got their dinner, and we were still waiting. We finally got our dinner; I... More 

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Bettendorf
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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