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India Pavilion

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222 E Calder Way, State College, PA
+1 814-237-3400
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

My wife and I have eaten at India Pavilion many times. We also have taken many out of town visitors here. At dinner the food is consistently very good and you can request the level of spice you prefer. Some of my favorite dishes are chicken malabar and chicken korma. The lamb dishes are also very tasty. At lunch they... More 

Thank rjs15
State College, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

This was my first visit to an Indian restaurant. Three of us went for their lunch buffet. I was surprised at the number of guests. We arrived at opening time and within the half-hour, more than 70% of the tables were full! The ambiance was nice; the servers were pleasant and paid attention to our table, while the restaurant owner/manager... More 

Thank robertS614H1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

This is another BYOB in State College and is open on Sundya evenings. Well prepared and spiced dishes. Great naans. Very good service.

Thank sallyw547
State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I'm writing this in response to a prompt from TripAdvisor-- "Everyone’s got a go-to restaurant -- what’s yours?" India Pavillion is our default eatery when we have tickets to an event on campus or in town or just want a quick and tasty dinner out. The food is always good; the waitstaff is attentive without fawning. The owner is charming... More 

Thank chezlesieutre
State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Indian Pavilion is a favorite of many students in State College. Especially the buffet prices are very worth it. The servers are extremely kind and always prompt. My favorite dishes are the Chicken Mahkani, Tandoori Chicken, Lamb Biryani and of course their Naan!

Thank Lisa A
Wichita, Kansas
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Easily the best Indian restaurant I have yet visited, the India Pavilion is located in a basement in an alley, so it may be easy to miss. But once inside, you get quite a treat! The place is dimly lit, being on a lower level, but the wait staff is great, constantly replenishing drinks and naan (which comes with the... More 

Thank ShanViolin
state college, pa
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

Their lunch buffet is great, and seems like a big win for vegetarians. They always have the chicken tandoori and one other meat dish, but don't go expecting meat everywhere. The sauces are nicely spiced but some lean a little much on the cream, so dairy sensitive folks should shy away from the kormas and tikka masala sauces in particular.... More 

Thank randocalrissian
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

Really great service and excellent food. Love the tandoori chicken along with the naan bread and the many lentil dishes. I highly recommend!

Thank margaretryand
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

We try to visit here a few times a year for the buffet at lunch time. They choose food that saves well on a buffet for top notch quality and flavor. There are usually about 7 entrees and a few sides to fill up on, plus a small salad bar and 2-3 dessert choices. Many are vegetarian, a few have... More 

Thank Brian K
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

An understated gem for the local restaurant scene in State College. Serving authentic Indian cuisine, the India Pavilion proved to be a good value. The lunch buffet is the norm and the place was packed. Service was fine and the price was reasonable. Nothing fancy here, but a place that we will surely visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E Calder Way, State College, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-3400

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