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Gateway To India

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3115 Chatham Rd, Springfield, IL 62704-5306
217-726-6890
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  • 35
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    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service

Hadn't been here in years. Wonderful, wonderful food. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted and seated at a nice table with white linen tablecloths and through the evening, we had a lovely time. My husband and I ordered two meals and shared them. Chicken biryani -- delicate but spicy, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Lisamarch
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Chatham, Illinois
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Chatham, Illinois
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275 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Hadn't been here in years. Wonderful, wonderful food. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted and seated at a nice table with white linen tablecloths and through the evening, we had a lovely time. My husband and I ordered two meals and shared them. Chicken biryani -- delicate but spicy, and chicken kadhaai -- spicy and SO GOOD.... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was skeptical when my wife wanted to go here. I was wrong, this place serves outstanding food. I'm not a spicy food person so ask for the "American" heat rating vs the "Indian" heat rating if you are like me. The Naan bread is wonderful.

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St. Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I always try to stop by this establishment on my way thru Springfield. I've always received great food, I love the nann bread. Great flavor, great service and very fair pricing....

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I had my very first plate of Indian food at the place and it was magical! Now that I've moved away from Springfield and I've had Indian food in several other places, I have always thought that Gateway to India was my favorite!! Great place to try Indian food for the first time because you can't go wrong!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Consistently outstanding cuisine and services. I have always been pleased each time there. Highly recommend anyone to try this wonderful establishment.

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

True to the roots of East Indian cooking. Nice flavors that are uncovered in every dish. Food is very flavorful but not hot from peppers. The buffet has the a good mix of meat and vegetarian dishes.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When our group of 6 entered the restaurant early Friday evening we were concerned because there was a party of 24 that obviously had just been seated and a couple of other tables being used. The service getting started was understandably a bit slow but once we placed our orders the service was attentive and our food was served fairly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Amazing service and the owner was very honest about Halal meat( meat Muslims eat) which is rare and the food was amazing. little bland for a desi but perfect for foreigners or people who like low heat. desserts were amazing and authentic, one thing on the menu I might drive again for. If you are in the area and craving... More 

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I hesitated to give this restaurant a "2" because the owner was so nice and the staff so attentive. However, this is the worse Indian food I've ever eaten and I really can't recommend it to TripAdvisor readers. I love Indian food and have eaten it in many cities as well as in the home of friends. This food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were in Springfield for a conference and took our son, his wife and their two friends from Brazil to this restaurant for the Brazilians first Indian food ever. It was delish! And, the staff was very friendly and helpful! We loved it so much we went back for the lunch buffet on Sunday before we left town!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3115 Chatham Rd, Springfield, IL 62704-5306
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 217-726-6890

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

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