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“A Taste of India” 4 of 5 stars
Review of India Cafe

India Cafe
84 Boston Tpke, Shrewsbury, MA 01545-3601
508-754-2200
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Ranked #43 of 81 Restaurants in Shrewsbury
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Indian
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Warren, Massachusetts
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“A Taste of India”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

India Cafe has been around for a long time. The location is in a busy strip mall just east of Lake Quinsigamond with the front facing route 9. It's convenient and comfortable once inside and there's plenty of parking. The popular lunch buffet is served from 11Am to 3Pm and the place is always crowded with Indian people, a very good sign. The buffet is limited to about eight or nine dishes from Northern Indian cuisine along with a few Bombay touches and costs only $8.99 on a week day. The spice isn't toned down to suit the American palate. I always enjoy the food here.

On a recent visit, a friend and I enjoyed two chicken dishes, a vegetable korma dish with a bit of fire, excellent naan, raita, a chickpea dish, spinach dish, and eggplant dish. Vegatable pakora were sweet and tender and replaced often! The makings for chaat are available at the salad bar, a nice touch.

The restaurant has recently expanded to a second storefront next door, effectively doubling the dining space. The place includes a lounge at the back with intimate lighting and a banquette area with low tables. The addition is so new that the sign out front hasn't been installed yet.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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“Like the weekend buffet...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

Like the weekend buffet. I don't know iif it's what it's supposed to "be" but it was delicious for what I tried.

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“Like they have an Indian Grandma cooking in the Kitchen.. Traditional and Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

I really really like this place. A sign of a good Indian restaurant is when you sit down, look around and realize...hey this place is full of Indian people.....
India Cafe is traditional Indian food. It is like they have an Indian Grandma in the kitchen cooking good fresh and traditional Indian food. It is spicy and not Americanized which is fantastic.
Many of the places in the area have adjusted their recipes based on the american pallet. This place is Indian food as it should be...and darn good.

They do have a buffet with limited selection (hence my 4 star rating). There are probably only about 8-10 dishes on it, but it is really really good. If it were larger, I would rate higher as I always go for the buffett.

It looks like a whole in the wall..but try it. Don't expect Americanized food like Bollywood across the street. This is the real deal!

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“Love the lunch buffet. If I'm driving by at the right time, I stop.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2008

Love the lunch buffet. If I'm driving by at the right time, I stop.

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“best briyani on town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2008

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