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Gateway to India

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All reviews garlic naan lentil soup indian food northern indian flavor and texture tacoma area have eaten here puget sound cj dishes appetizers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in for the lunch buffet. Everything was fresh and hot. The service was very friendly. The food was delicious. I love that they had pappadams out with naan because I can eat those (they are gluten free) and I avoid the naan because...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tryfitness
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Lamb was good, a bit over cooked. The waiter forgot our appetizers and brought the entree. Also forgot our naan. Had to wave them down. Polite and nice just totally disorganized.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wwoman34
Reviewed April 15, 2018

The food we had was not bad but nothing special,the appetizer and main dish seemed to taste the same ... nothing special or distinctive; it didn't seem like the cook put much care or attention into the food. Our server did not come over to...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Colibri124
Reviewed November 10, 2017

I would recommend this Indian restaurant in comparison to the one in Puyallup. I would skip the lunch buffet, poor choices and less flavorful. I would recommend ordering from the menu and they are always are kind enough to provide lentil soup as an appetizer....More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 712gurpreetm
Reviewed September 9, 2017

If you are looking for Indian food in Tacoma, venture up 6th Ave to the Gateway of India. The food has been consistent quality in both flavor and texture. I have always found the staff to be more than helpful when indecision occurs in your...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank dandreassen
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

A happy accident finding this place. Had the lunch buffet and it was on the small side but that is the only negative thing I can say. Great flavors like you would expect from India cuisine. A good variety but all small and fresh. Very...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 476shawna
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here for years and love the lunch buffet. Just around the corner from the University if Puget Sound. Miss CJ and his smile.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank 372whd
Reviewed June 2, 2017

3 of us waited with so much anticipation to try the lunch buffet on one Monday, we arrived at 1:30pm, grabbing for the door, it wouldn't open, no notices anywhere in the front of restaurant why restaurant was closed on that particular day.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank pontidav
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Straight up, this is my favorite place to eat in Tacoma. Fabulous authentic curries and other Indian food (make sure to get garlic naan and their spiced chai tea with your meal!). The lunch buffet is amazing. I would highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Annie M
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Stopped in for dinner on a whim one Saturday night. Delicious food, warm and inviting atmosphere, and curteous and helpful staff. Generous portions at more than reasonable prices - my husband and I each got an entree (which comes with rice and a cup of...More

Date of visit: February 2017
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RichandJen H
May 23, 2016|
Response from mediacritic | Reviewed this property |
yes at lunch. prices are modest . . . about $10/person at lunch.
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