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35875 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-6656
+1 760-770-3918
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cathedral City, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 10, 2016

I love chicken korma and it is Delicious there, slow service that is nice,you are not rushed.It is a small place thats cozy, must not be in a hurry like in India.Call for reservations during season usually booked. Friendly

1 Thank lesliejeanporter2016
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016

Finding a nice Indian meal is very hard in the US .. I have many that are OK but I think this must be one of the best I have had and would also be good if we were in the UK. As a brit we love our Indian food so in fairness a US Indian restaurant has lots to... More 

Thank perky88
Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2016

I went here this afternoon for the first time. We had the lunch special. The prices were reasonable and food tasted good. We left feeling filled. Some of the dishes are very spicy (which I like). If you don't like spicy food, make sure to ask the server if they can make the dishes mild. The lunch specials are a... More 

Thank Alan C
Palm Desert
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016

I suppose every restaurant visited that serves a certain type of cuisine is going to taste a little different than the one before. That being said, we have once again visited INDIA OVEN. Their décor has been tweaked a bit, but the rich flavors of India are still alive! Keep in mind that Indian food is not hot (spicy) unless... More 

Thank Greg G
Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

There is a distinct lack of Indian cuisine in the desert. So with that in mind I give India Oven, by default, the title of Best Indian in the Desert. One thing is certain, the lunch Thali special that comes in either vegetarian or none-vegetarian is the best deal in town at $7.49. As pictured above Thali is a serving... More 

Thank David P
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Visiting the desert and was craving Indian...not many choices to choose from, so I ended up at Indian oven. The place was packed. Unfortunately only 2 staff was working the room, probably as many cooks cause the wait was long. Not sure if they are usually that busy or if it was a fluke Sunday night? As for the food,... More 

Thank Jason B
Palm Springs, California
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390 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2016

We went here to celebrate a friends birthday. I am not a regular consumer of Indian food, but this was quite good. I had the tandori chicken and the serving was quite generous. The naan bread was fresh and tasty.

Thank lavonnemy
West Hollywood, California
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101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016

I am not an expert on Indian food but this was good. On the spicy side but that helps in weight management. However we were shocked by the service. We didn't have set ups and asked a gentleman who appeared to be the bus boy or helper for set ups. He brought them and then proceeded to place the silverware... More 

Thank larover
Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016

I had heard good things about this restaurant , so as a lover of Indian food I was looking forward to lunch with friends there. We all chose the Vegetarian lunch special. This was supposed to be a selection of 2 veg dishes plus dal , rice & naan bread . We all declined the Raita which came with it... More 

Thank annette487
Palm Springs, California
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Sorry to say that this beautifully decorated and pleasant ambience of a restaurant has some flaws. I cannot eat anything spicy and I asked the host (owner?) about their daily special regarding hot and spicy and I explained why. He said, and I quote "Oh no, it is mild, very mild." He stretched the truth (lied?). The dish was fire... More 

Thank SJM921

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35875 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-6656
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-770-3918

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?