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“Thank God! No Buffet!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of House of India

House of India
8501 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63124-2110
(314) 567-6850
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Ranked #752 of 2,545 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Thank God! No Buffet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I am no Indian food expert, but whenever I'm in a new city, I seek out Indian food. So far, my favorite is The Indian Oven in Omaha, NE, but House of India is a close second. The problem with many Indian restaurants is that they appear to be family businesses done on the cheap. House of India is a much more pleasant dining experience than the more common strip shopping location.

I ordered lamb biryani, raita, onion kulcha, and a tomato/cucumber/onion salad.

First, the portions were huge. When the tomato/cucumber salad arrived, I knew I was going to have to have a to-go box. The salad was bright, crisp, and fresh. The lamb biryani was large enough to feed two people and full of tender cubes of lamb. The onion kulcha was steaming and fragrant. I explained to my waiter that I would want plenty of raita with the lamb and he was happy to bring me more.

I arrived around 5:30 and the dining room was sparsely populated. But by the time I left, there was a healthy crowd.

I ordered everything I wanted and left with a bill of under $20.00 (no alcohol). I really thought it was a bargain!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome Authentic Indian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Today, I had a lunch buffet there. Good location, shop was kept clean and delightful servers.
Best of all, the food is fresh, VERY tasty and authentic! Varieties of choices for vegetarians. Salads are awesome. Can't wait to go back there tomorrow for another lunch buffet! Yummy......

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Indian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Best Indian food in St. Louis. Great service and authentic Indian fare.

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St. Louis, MO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Better than ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

I have eaten at the lunchtime buffet at this Indian restaurant for 5 years. I have to say, today's food was tastier than ever.

Get there by 11:40 on weekdays if you don't want to wait. The dishes are fantastic, the service excellent, and the price outstanding (under $8 for the buffet).

I understand they do not offer the buffet for dinner, and I have heard mixed reviews from an Indian friend. I can't say either way; it's close enough to work (but not home) that I'm drawn there every couple months for lunch.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent indian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

My husband and I have eaten here twice for dinner and once for the lunch buffet. The food is very good with a lot of flavor. I especially enjoy the vegetable korma and my husband is a big fan of the tandoori sampler. The lunch buffet has an excellent selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options and is a great value. I recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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