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Cross Culture Restaurant

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301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Princeton, New Jersey
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446 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us (two vegetarians) had a nice dinner at Cross Culture. We started with two ASSORTED PAKORA that was served with chutney (nothing special). Then the SHRIMP TANDOORI appetizer (as a main dish) and SHRIMP BIRYANI (a HUGE portion) for non-vegetarians. Two NAVRATNA KORMA and one PANIR MASALA came with two bowls of rice. Not that we needed more... More 

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New Jersey
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleased with the exceptional service which is typical issue when it comes to Indian restaurants. Good choices, reasonable price, will Visit again.

Thank UniversityRags
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This food was absolutely amazing! The best Indian food I've ever had. It was cooked just right. Not to spicy and not to mild. FOOD: Hot, Delicious, Fresh and Exotic along with a nice portion of food and the Garlic Naan is to die for. We had: Chicken Saagwala (Chicken in stewed spinach & some peas OMG, delicious and Navratan... More 

Thank angelampowell
Manish C, Manager at Cross Culture Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for the high praise. We are so happy you had a great dining experience at Cross Culture in all aspects including the food, environment, service, and staff. We always love to hear from our guests and do appreciate your feedback on the meal and service you received. Your kind comments certainly mean a lot to... More 

New Egypt, New Jersey
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The service was very good. Then there was the food! We ordered 3 dishes. One was better than the next. The Chicken Tikka Masala (everyone gets this) was excellent. But the Goan Fish was wonderful. If I had a straw I would have just slurped it up! We have been to similar restaurants and this one was one of the... More 

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447 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is quite close to the Princeton University's main campus.One of the few restaurants to offer BYOB, thus cutting down the overall dining cost. We were 6 people and we had lunch. The quality of Vegetarian dishes were excellent, particularly the bhindi preparation. The quantity was more than adequate. The service was great. The starter pakodas were also very... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We had a perfectly adequate but ordinary Indian meal, distinguished largely by the wetness of the dishes which swam in sauce. By their tastes, these had been bulk manufactured, with the chosen meats thrown in at the end - the curse of Indian restaurants everywhere. I doubt that anyone going here will have a BAD meal, but I think that... More 

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Jackson Heights, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is a terrific restaurant in Princeton, where you used to have to drive out of town for decent Indian food. Some dishes we like to order include the mixed appetizer (always a win), chicken tikka masala (or panir masala which appeals to my vegetarian husband), daal makhani (really a stand out dish here), and baingan bhartha. All delicious. They... More 

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Arlington, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

A solid choice. The tawi chicken appetizer is a must have and enough for a meal. Definitely share it between two people. I'd recommend staying away from most of the usual suspects and going for dishes that you don't usually see. Things like Lamb Achari and chicken soma. The mango lassis taste fresh and are among the best I've had,... More 

Thank worktotravel14
New Jersey
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

My wife and I decided pick up dinner for Valentine's Day so we could enjoy it in front of our fireplace. We had a taste for Indian food and I wanted to try somewhere new to me; Cross Culture fit the bill. Cross Culture is located in the Princeton Shopping Center and has a nice website with very convenient online... More 

Thank jonahNJ
Manish C, Owner at Cross Culture Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello JonahNJ, first I want to thank you for taking time out to write this review filled with kind words and priases. We truly appreciate it! I am glad you and your wife enjoyed a nice and relaxing Valentines with Indian as your meal! Order with us again! You're the best! More 

Somerset, New Jersey
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

This was our first time coming here, and we were pleasantly surprised with our experience. As we were about to order, we asked our server, Benson, if the food was spicy. His reply was that they could make it that way. We informed him that we loved spicy, and proceeded to order the Chicken Vindaloo and the Fish Curry. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-688-9400
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?