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Gateway To India

Indian, Pakistani
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3115 Chatham Rd, Springfield, IL 62704-5306
217-726-6890
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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Tasty East Indian dishes

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
Edward C
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Joelton
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were expecting so much as another site had rated it highly---we were disappointed.... The naan was ok but.... Chicken Vindaloo had fatty meat pieces and sort of a bland one note quality to it. Mango chicken was similarly bland--palatable to be sure but with an odd cinnamon flavor. Not worth the price....

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Homewood
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I were looking for a good Indian food restaurant to stop at on our weekend away. We got a coupon from restaurants.com to eat here, and we were not disappointed! We had excellent service by a friendly and helpful waitstaff, and never had to wait on a refill or top up. The food was incredibly delicious. We... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This restaurant can dafinately use some upgrades as it looks very old from outside and inside. The chicken tikka was just perfectly spiced. Some indian restaurants I have been to, use some excessive spicing tht gave me heartburn after but this one was perfect. If u r fond of chicken tikka dish than i would recommand u this place.

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Decatur, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My hubby and I have gone regularly to Gateway since it opened. We went for the lunch buffet. There was a very good variety of appetizers, dishes and dessert. They brought a fresh naan to our table. It was all very good. We are always pleased with our food under this latest ownership.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a small cozy restaurant that has amazing variety of meal choices. I highly recommend you try it if you visit Springfield. You won't regret.

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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, Pakistani

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