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Farouk's House of India

3033 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3501
(804) 355-0378
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Ranked #444 of 1,360 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Buffet
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Buffet
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  • English first
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have been at this restaurant twice: lunch and dinner. In both instances I found the food to be of poor quality and not fresh, especially the shrimp. The prices are low, but so is the food quality. There are several good to excellent Indian restaurants in Richmond. No need to settle for low quality and just OK taste.

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Eden, North Carolina, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've not had Indian food before, but this place was recommended to us as a good place to begin. Service was excellent, and waiters and waitresses were dressed in traditional Indian outfits. The buffet, reasonably priced, gave us an opportunity to sample many different dishes. Most were not only palatable, but quite delicious. It is a small restaurant, tucked into... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food was very good, a customer certainly gets a real taste of India. A very good buffet with an affordable price. The wait staff was very nice.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I'm not a connoisseur of Indian food, but this place has a nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The garlic pita bread was tasty, and the mamtaz byriani (sp?) was delicious and more than enough for 3-4 meals.

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Richmond, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I went to this restaurant with a colleague from work. We had the buffet lunch and it was very good. There were four vegetarian dishes and three chicken dishes plus appetizers. Everrything tasted very good and the manager (owner?) was very friendly and helpful. I just wish they had Naan instead of the oily Parathas. The Mango Lassi we ordered... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I have been here a couple of times since 2006. It's in a convenient location when shopping in Carytown. The restaurant uses cloth tablecloths and stemmed glasses for water- nice touch. We had the buffet which included the vegetable pakora (delicious), butter chicken (good), chicken tandoori (fresh), aloo choley (good), kofta malai (also good). The naan bread had too much... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Its a small quaint restaurant. We went for Mother's Day, so we made reservations. This was our first time trying Indian food. We had the appetizer platter mixed meat and vegetables, butter chicken and Naan bread with garlic and unions. We were completely satisfied and we will definitely be back.

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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
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181 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

I've never had a really god Indian meal in the US, but this food is acceptable, and far from the worst I've had. The decor is tired, but you go here to eat the food. If you want indian food, and are going to eat in the city, then this place is OK.

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Richmond, VA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

The food here is as good as any Indian food I've had in Richmond. It's my preferred place for eating in Carytown.

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Richmond
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

I love the food, the prices, and the speed of service. Very friendly too, but I wish they would add some music to the space. It's waaaaay too quiet.

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