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India Bistro

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2301 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-4027
+1 206-783-5080
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Olalla, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Buffet is available 11:30-2:30 every day for $9. It is not worth more than that. Weird flavors. Greasy food. Dried-out rice. You can also order off the menu, which would be my recommendation for anyone going to this restaurant. Service (filling water, delivering checks) was very slow despite the small dining room and everyone having only the buffet.

Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This is an excellent Indian restaurant, provided that you are not in a hurry. That holds true whether you are ordering takeout or in-house. Their service is slow, even when there are only 5 tables occupied in the restaurant. And there are a lot of staff working in the front, so perhaps it's an issue of not enough staff in... More 

Thank rsilverst
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food. A true representation of the Indian cuisine. The lamb was superb. Naan is a must. Love the plain one to accompany meals with rich sauce.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the past few years and have never been disappointed. Last night we took three college age young adults with us to expand their knowledge of Indian food. We ordered family style and everyone loved all the dishes. My favorite was the seafood platter - the fish and shrimp were perfectly cooked and spiced... More 

Thank AlaskaCarol
Seattle, Washington
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619 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Overall the food was pretty good, especially the Tikka Masala, but the star of the meal was the Spinach Naan. Filled with tons of spinach, buttery and crispy, we ended up ordering a second serving of the naan to take home because it was that good! Cute little patio facing Ballard Ave & Market allows for a fun night out.

Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

I didn't know you could do Indian food this poorly. The buffet food was virtually spice-free and the nan bread was hot, but uncooked inside and still pasty. Just going through the motions here.

Thank dhaondieell
Seattle, Washington, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is defintely a go to for great indian food!!! There is not an ounce of fancy but who needs it when you need curry and authentic Indian food?? I love fiding treasures.

Thank Khristi L
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

We were here on a Friday night and sat and sat for 45 minutes watching people pick up take out orders, a delivery service guy came and went twice, people kept leaving the front door open, I kept getting up to close it, still we sat. We finally cornered then owner who poo poohed our complaint and didn't seem to... More 

Thank Dorothy W
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

In spite of having lived in the Ballard neighborhood for over eleven years I never visited India Bistro, but a friend's enthusiastic recommendation finally got me in the door! It is a cozy space with a small lunch buffet compared to some other Indian restaurants I have been to, but it still offered a very nice selection of veg and... More 

Thank gypsy007
Lima, Peru
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53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016

The food here is delicious like any Indian food. Nothing special about the menu but serving sizes are generous, especially the naan. Servers were attentive with water glasses but had an off-putting demeanor. Almost impatient, but still nice enough that I'd recommend the place.

Thank travelbug882015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Pakistani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-4027
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighborhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: +1 206-783-5080

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