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7500 University Avenue, Suite A, West Des Moines, IA 50325
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

1. There were half a dozen flies around our table. 2. The food on the buffet line was tepid. The kheer was at room temperature. 3. Really high fat cuisine was offered; not much that was not fried or not cooked in cream / yogurt.

Thank Ronald S
Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

This restaurant buffet is great love it! Staff is super friendly. Clean and awesome - highly recommend!

Thank BusinessIA
Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious lunch buffet today at Namaste Indian Restaurant. There was a good selection and the server brought us fresh naan to enjoy with our food. I would recommend the chickpeas and chicken curry. Only a few dishes were spicy. The TV's made an interesting cultural experience with Bollywood music videos playing, but I would... More 

Thank Julie N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

I was there with two of my friends, note that these friends of mine are regular at this place. We ordered appetizer and dinner. Our appetizer didn't come for an hour, and the dinner took another an hour and a half. People who came after us got their dinner, and we were still waiting. We finally got our dinner; I... More 

Thank regmsuj
Bettendorf, Iowa
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170 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

No frills, simple restaurant gets high marks for Indian cuisine, Goat, chicken, vegetable curries along with others were absolutely delicious served with offerings of coconut and white rice. Naans were done to perfection as was the rice pudding, one of the best we tasted! The endorsement of this restaurant was further enhanced by the number of Indian diners also eating... More 

Thank Joseph Clyde D
West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

This was our first trial at an Indian restaurant in Des Moines, after having had Indian food in Detroit, Chicago and San Francisco. The food is very delicious! We were a big group, and ordered multiple dishes and shared. Everything was spot on. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is outdated, but is has a cozy feel.... More 

Thank HAO91411
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We go for the lunch buffet regularly. They always have different dishes to try but continue to have a few of the main items we can rely on. The chef uses just the right amount of spice too. But if it gets too spicy order a mango smoothie to cool things down a bit. Recently they've started putting the Naan... More 

Thank Jeri B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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114 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Neighborhood restaurant with funky décor for casual dining, no date night ambiance. Service was good as was the naan, rice and vegetable. However in a restaurant I haven’t been to before I usually always order the benchmark Indian – chicken tikka masala. Sauce was O.K. but the chicken had been precooked and was somewhat dry. Maybe other dishes are better... More 

Thank lotr10
Omaha, Nebraska
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183 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Cindy and I ate there for dinner. I truly wish we had been able to go there for the lunch buffet, but that will have to wait for next time. I had the tandoori shrimp, and they were absolutely amazing. Delicious flavor, and properly prepared!! Cindy ate Palaak Paneer and she loved it! The spiciness was exactly as requested. The... More 

Thank Charlie_from_Omaha
West Des Moines, Iowa
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Ever since their Cook was changed, the food quality has been deteriorating rapidly...We really used to enjoy their lunch buffet at one point. They had a decent veg and non-veg variety. We tried their buffet recently and found it to be very bland and tasteless. The Dal was not at all spicy neither was there any good variety in the... More 

Thank Ketan2212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7500 University Avenue, Suite A, West Des Moines, IA 50325
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines

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