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India Cafe

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7826 Portland Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420-1313
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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North Dakota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Laid back atmosphere, service a little on the slower side at night time and no buffet at 7:30PM. Had a typical chicken marsala with basmati rice and white flatbread. Ordered a 6 spice and sauce was just a little mild. The sauce was very good- everything was good. Fairly close proximity to Laquita and comfort inn hotels.

Thank B0607
Tecpan, Guatemala
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

It was simple, we were looking for South Indian Dosas and we thought we had found them at the India Cafe. We came at lunch, so we were told it was only the lunch buffet and the kitchen was too busy to prepare them. Sadly the lunch buffet didn't have dosas, so we asked the waiter if there was another... More 

Thank gregkemp
Pune, India
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116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I visited here for dinner. I found that this is an average restaurant. The restaurant is operated by a family. They have a big list of items in menu. Taste is also good but they lack in many basic services. Good thing is that it is at walking distance from Walmart.

Thank ShantanuJalgaonkar
Wichita, Kansas
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

I've been here multiple times. Food has been consistently good. Shrimp biryani was a pleasant surprise. Dahi vada was delicious, starts sweet and finishes with heat as if it caters to both North and South Indian palette. Malabar paratha, egg curry are also worth a try. I've always ordered to go but the restaurant is reasonably spacious and the seating... More 

Thank kc7281
Longmont, CO
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

I just got back from visiting this restaurant. Others have called it a dive and indicated there was not much room inside. I counted 40 chairs and a variety of table size. I was the only white guy in there and that impressed me. If the Indians support it, it has to be good and it was. I had Peshwari... More 

Thank Longmont_Mitch
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536 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

This restaurant is one of the closest Indian eatery to Mall of America. There were quite a few take out orders while we were dining. The place is very small and cramped. The food was okay, nothing to complain and nothing great ! Dinner for 3 costed about 40 bucks, vegetarian items.

Thank Raghuraman C
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

The restaurant is a café so not much of siting room in it. The service is good and polite. The person taking my order was patient and was ready to answer any questions. The food was good and worth it

Thank paragkarania
Swidnica, Poland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We ate there today, owners were very polite, they served us really delicious butter chicken with naan - food worth to be recomnended. Local itself is rather old, small and need same renowation, but was clean inside.

Thank Michał B
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

I get take-away or eat at India Cafe whenever I'm in Minneapolis/Bloomington for the night. I just love what they do. I appreciate so much that they have the traditional (American) favorites like tandoor meats, curries, etc. but then also have the south-Indian dosas and the like. So much yum!

Thank AmericanInPal
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a small restaurant that dishes out great food at a very economical price. Though it is no frills their food gets top marks. The guy from Nepal who is out at front handling customers is very friendly, listens to your needs, and provides great service. We customized our order due to kids and they were very much happy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7826 Portland Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420-1313
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 952-884-1067

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