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India Cafe

7826 Portland Av. S., Bloomington, MN
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Ranked #40 of 185 Restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $0 - $7
Cuisines: Indian
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English first
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We ordered goat korma with vegetable fried rice and chicken tandoori with bread. They kept us waiting for nearly an hour. After 40 minutes of wait, when I told them we'll have to leave, the waiter asked if we had to go somewhere (AS IF ITS HIS BUSINESS TO CHECK UPON OUR SCHEDULE), and I said yes we have to... More

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Northville, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Located in Bloomington, this Indian restaurant is within walking distance (about a mile or so) of several hotels as well as the Mall of America, which itself is located across the highway from the Minneapolis-St Paul Airport. Situated in a small shopping center, a short distance from the WalMart, I almost couldn't find it, as it sits back in the... More

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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I was hesitant at first as it's in a strip mall. The owner is a little crabby and he had his two high school aged kids waiting tables. But the food is 5 stars all the way. My wife had tikka masala and I had Murgh Malai Pasanda which has an almond and cashew curry sauce. Perfect.The naan is to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

holy cow, this was my first time ever at this restaurant, and honestly I wasn't expecting much because I just thought it was a small cafe place. Boy was i wrong! Their menu is incredibly versitalie, and you're sure to find something you'll like. I've become a diehard fan of their naan and biryani, but the curries I've gone back... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

You step into this little cafe in an modest strip mall and the wondrous smell is followed by authentic Indian food that lives up to that first whiff. Quiet almost shy staff take your order and soon bring out steamy plates of some of the best North & South Indian food around. And I've tasted a lot. Dosa arrives routinely... More

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La Crescent, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This place has some of the best Indian food I've ever eaten. It's not big on atmosphere being a small restaurant in a strip mall but the service is very good. We enjoy Indian food and this place just does it right. Great value. Try the Naan bread with onion. Anytime we are in this area we stop by for... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Being a person with OCD, I'm VERY picky about things, especially in regards to what I eat. I visited this restaurant by chance, while I was out with friends. My initial thoughts were that there was no way I'd find anything on the menu with my taste, but boy was I WRONG! The food there absolutely blew my mind away!... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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144 reviews 144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We visited India Cafe around 5:00 or so on a Sunday night. We were initially ignored, then after a few minutes we were seated by a surly waiter who grunted at us as a form of greeting. He disappeared, and after 10 minutes of sitting and listening to a small child screaming, and watching a little girl crawling around underneath... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Very busy place and when we got there at 830pm you could tell everyone was tired but they still delivered good food and good service.

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This place is 2 minutes driving distance from Mall of America. On a warm day you can take a brisk walk to the restaurant from Ikea and the Mall. Restaurant is in a strip mall, hidden behind a huge pillar! At first sight, it looks like a hole in the wall kind of place. But the owners are very hospitable.... More

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