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Dusmesh Indian Restaurant

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Clifton
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944 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1065
513-221-8900
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: I provided the link to Dusmesh's Google listing because they do not have an...
I provided the link to Dusmesh's Google listing because they do not have an official company hosted web page. Indian, Buffet and Vegetarian
$10-15 per entree
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  • 29
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food, never disappoints!

I go to this restaurant every time I'm in Cincinnati for work/visiting friends (which is fairly often). I have yet to be disappointed by anything I've ordered. The staff are friendly, the food is served quickly and hot, and the prices are reasonable. This is my favourite Indian restaurant in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Hendesm
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I go to this restaurant every time I'm in Cincinnati for work/visiting friends (which is fairly often). I have yet to be disappointed by anything I've ordered. The staff are friendly, the food is served quickly and hot, and the prices are reasonable. This is my favourite Indian restaurant in the area, and that's saying a lot as there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Cincinnati is rife with Indian restaurants, so finding a good one can be a challenge, but Dusmesh is definitely one of the better ones. The food is authentic and well-prepared, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and the prices are fairly reasonable.They are also BYOB and have a full buffet. Location is a bit run-down and could use a good... More 

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Thank D K
Greater Cincinnati
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dusmesh is a very good Clifton neighborhood Indian restaurant. Try the buffet for lunch - open later than typical on weekends (3:00 PM). The food is very reliable and reasonably priced. The restaurant has no liquor license, but you're welcome to bring your own beverage alcohol (no corkage fee!).

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Thank Robert B
Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I walked in the restaurant to wonderful smells of Indian food. I was excited for a new place to eat. I went to the bathroom and was disgusted by how dirty the bathroom door and how poorly the bathroom was cleaned. It ruined my dining experience and I could only wonder how the kitchen looked. The buffet had many different... More 

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Thank Chuck S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

So many flavors and enticing smells... At first glance the amazing smelling lamb biryani appeared to be a huge dish. Although delicious, I expected much more than 6 small cubes of lamb. I kept digging around the rice before exasperatedly giving up. The abundance of basmati rice, however, was hot and delicious and more than enough. The samosas, pakoras, chicken,... More 

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Thank spectactic
Palm Harbor, FL
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dusmesh was Cincinnati's best Indian restaurant -- until it changed hands a couple of years ago. I regret to report that it's gone downhill dreadfully. My last trip there, I even told the owner how disappointed I had been the previous time, and although he promised to personally oversee my 'dining experience,' the Tandoori chicken was served barely lukewarm, and... More 

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4 Thank Ed M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

My first visit here was a pleasant surprise. The service was superb, something I wasn't expecting. My water glass was never more than half empty and our waiter was very attentive and helpful. He suggested Keshmeri nan bread which was excellent! I highly recommend it. We also got the garlic nan which delicious. The food came out quickly and was... More 

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2 Thank ww1319
Union, Kentucky
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Overall, not bad but if this is one of the best Indian Restaurants in Cincinnati we are going to be very disappointed! Facility- not bad, cheery colors, decent decorations but the windows are a bit dirty and many light bulbs burned out. So dark the waiter had to turn on his cell phone light to see to write! Service- Hit... More 

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2 Thank Mark L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My wife and I meet often for lunch here. It is midway between where I work and where she works. We love the buffet there. It is hot, fresh, great tasting and a good value. The buffet food is not as spicy as what you can get ordering off the menu, but the selections vary somewhat from day to day... More 

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Thank ChuckO64
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

a popular spot near Cincinnati State, that doesn't get as much traffic as the Ambar/Akash chain, but with food that is really just as good. Main benefit is that they offer a buffet for lunch for those who would like to try greater variety. At <$10 per person, hard to beat - one of my regular lunch locations

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 944 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1065
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: 513-221-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

I provided the link to Dusmesh's Google listing because they do not have an official company hosted web page. Indian, Buffet and Vegetarian
$10-15 per entree
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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