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Farouk's House of India

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3033 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3501
(804) 355-0378
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet

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  • 3
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Affordable and pleasant enough, but boring

Three of us had dinner tonight at Farouk's, which we've enjoyed before, and I wonder if it's under new management. I seem to remember that we liked the food much better in the past, but this was okay. We had Lamb Biryani and tasty naan with raisins and almonds. The woman who served us was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2014
Lucy5109
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I lived in Richmond many years ago and used to eat regularly at Farouk's. A trip to Richmond this past Thanksgiving led to me making a special trip to Farouk's to see how much it had changed. The answer is,

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Myself and boyfriend, decided to introduce one of our friends to try Indian food. We were in the Carytown area, so we figured this Indian restaurant had to be as good as other places we've tried in the area, but we were wrong. My friend ordered the chicken tikka masala, which is Chicken Masala on their menu. I told him... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Three of us had dinner tonight at Farouk's, which we've enjoyed before, and I wonder if it's under new management. I seem to remember that we liked the food much better in the past, but this was okay. We had Lamb Biryani and tasty naan with raisins and almonds. The woman who served us was efficient and pleasantly unobtrusive, the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3033 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3501
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 355-0378

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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