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Little India

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1604 Washington St. East, Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 720-3616
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

I liked it! I thought it want be as good as the most in big cities; however, it exceeded my expectations. The best nan bread I ever ate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
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Charleston, WV
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This restaurant recently changed hands and there were conflicting reports as to how good it was, so I tried it out myself. The buffet was marvelous. All dishes were fresh and they had several spicy ones (which doesn't always happen). Fresh salad and chutneys--I particularly liked the mint. It has a neat atmosphere as it is in an old fire... More 

Thank tourismgoddess
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I liked it! I thought it want be as good as the most in big cities; however, it exceeded my expectations. The best nan bread I ever ate.

Thank Alnouri
Clendenin, West Virginia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The food was reasonably good, but nothing better than the Indian food we make at home (a friend from India has been giving us lessons). If you don't know how to make good Indian food yourself, give this place a try. If you do, it's not worth the $10 a person for the lunch buffet. Haven't been for the dinner... More 

Thank JonnyClegs
Charleston, West Virginia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I like the food here a lot. I love going for the buffet so I can taste everything. The service can be weird sometimes. The entrees are always great but freshness can be an issue with the buffet on a slow day. The carpet in here is disgusting and I wish they'd replace it. But I'll overlook that for their... More 

Thank WVBirdie
Lincoln, NE
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157 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I visited Little India on a Wednesday evening and got right in as the place had only a few diners at around 6:30pm. Immediately upon being seated by a young man, I was asked what I wanted to drink and I asked if the place has Indian beers in the 650ml (22 oz.) bottles. He said yes and a waitress... More 

2 Thank Paul K
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A great menu and friendly hosts, but the sleeper is the upstairs bar. It's one of my favorite spots in the city.

Thank JAK K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Not sure what is going on at LI. Definite drop in quality on the last visit for the lunch buffet. Maybe ordering off the menu is the way to go. There seem to be new owners. Not what it was.

Thank Sky K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Always a favorite for Indian food, Taste of India is even better than ever. It has polished its appearance and its menu and enhanced its service to become one of the best Indian restaurants around.. in our opinion... (and we have enjoyed Indian food in London and New York). Service is very efficient, attentive and pleasant. Food is superb, with... More 

Thank Sethi G
Charles Town, West Virginia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Based on reviews I thought I would venture to try. I've had amazing Indian food before and this ranks up at the top. Very plain atmosphere and sparse furniture. Service was quick and polite. And the food was awesome! I had the mixed grill. Sooooo good! Hot and steaming with a generous helping of rice and tikka sauce. Which was... More 

Thank Mchlpdnnlly
Hurricane, West Virginia
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Been to Little India so many times. I've never had a bad meal and they are consistently good. I can safely say they are the best Indian food around. And yes there have been other Indian restaurants around the WV. The owners are always nice and have a conversation with anyone. I've had many dishes and my favorite is the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1604 Washington St. East, Charleston, WV 25311
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: (304) 720-3616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 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?