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Gateway To India

Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
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3115 Chatham Rd, Springfield, IL 62704-5306
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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This is becoming a favorite

I don't have a lot of experience with Indian food, but I really enjoy eating here, and it's become a weekly event. Noon buffet is great, and I like coming here for dinner as well. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim C
Springfield, Illinois
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Seminole, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to have this restaurant in our family rotation!! We had cravings for Indian food last night and ordered our usual dishes. Everyone at the table agreed the flavor just was lacking. Used to be such wonderfully spiced food. We were disappointed and are hoping things change. We will try it again to see if they've raised their standards. If... More 

Thank KarenAnne216
Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't have a lot of experience with Indian food, but I really enjoy eating here, and it's become a weekly event. Noon buffet is great, and I like coming here for dinner as well. Highly recommended.

2 Thank Jim C
Level Contributor
94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, we have been dining here for years and have always loved the food. We went last week and walked out thinking something was missing. It seemed like flavor/spice or quality of ingredients is being sacrificed. Also, the servers where wearing t-shirts and ripped jeans, texting, and playing around with their friends. We later found out they switched owners. I... More 

2 Thank foodieil
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed having the lunch buffet and dinner at this restaurant. The owners are pleasant people and the service is quick. Also, the ambience is better than many Indian restaurants in the area. Food taste was good. As most prople have noted, the mango icecream/milk shake is very good.

Thank Ashutosh D
Peoria, Illinois
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Been here numerous times and they are very consistent. They always ask how spicy you would like your food and the lady that runs the place is always nice to talk with. Their makhani chicken is very good (butter chicken) as are their samosas. Good flavor and good spice. I heard the buffet is pretty good but I never had... More 

1 Thank Joe J
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I enjoy coming to Gateway To India, as I was told about it from a work colleague who is from India. I gave it a try, and I found the food delicious. Dinners are very good, and their lunch time buffet price is very reasonable. I continue to go back with my wife.

Thank jim c
Decatur, Illinois
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164 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This restaurant has new ownership. The food is still quite good but there are service issues. I am hoping this will be corrected and it will still be a pleasure to go there. I have been there twice since it changed hands. The first time, I thought it took a bit longer than usual. The second time it took AN... More 

Thank Diana R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Had it as take-away. Absolutely incredibly good tandoori shrimp. Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed it. All the dishes were fresh and full of flavor. All the spices used in the dishes were fresh as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Thomas P
Chatham, Illinois
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302 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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 

Thank Lisamarch
Springfield, Illinois
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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.

Thank TABPegasus

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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