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Dusmesh Indian Restaurant

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944 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1065
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

On the advice of an Indian friend, I took my wife out to dinner here. Delicious! My wife ordered Chicken Vindaloo, and I ordered Lamb Vindaloo. Our server asked each of us how spicy we would like it, using a scale of 1 to 6, with 6 being the spiciest. We were pleasantly surprised to be able to customize the... More 

Thank Michael M
North Bethesda, Maryland
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Dusmesh offers your standard North Indian fare, cooked to perfection in a funky converted house. The dishes are available in a range of spices and served reasonably quickly. The staff is friendly and engaging and there is no fee for BYOB.

Thank Mike G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Drove over from airport, although not as close as led to believe. We shared a few items including Channa Chat, Biti Kabab, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta and Naan. Food was ok, setting was not great. Old house, uncomfortable booths, cold air blowing.... We were hungry, reasonable prices, did the trick.

Thank Mark C
Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

I go to this restaurant every time I'm in Cincinnati for work/visiting friends (which is fairly often). I have yet to be disappointed by anything I've ordered. The staff are friendly, the food is served quickly and hot, and the prices are reasonable. This is my favourite Indian restaurant in the area, and that's saying a lot as there are... More 

Thank Hendesm
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

Cincinnati is rife with Indian restaurants, so finding a good one can be a challenge, but Dusmesh is definitely one of the better ones. The food is authentic and well-prepared, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and the prices are fairly reasonable.They are also BYOB and have a full buffet. Location is a bit run-down and could use a good... More 

Thank D K
Greater Cincinnati
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dusmesh is a very good Clifton neighborhood Indian restaurant. Try the buffet for lunch - open later than typical on weekends (3:00 PM). The food is very reliable and reasonably priced. The restaurant has no liquor license, but you're welcome to bring your own beverage alcohol (no corkage fee!).

Thank Robert B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

I walked in the restaurant to wonderful smells of Indian food. I was excited for a new place to eat. I went to the bathroom and was disgusted by how dirty the bathroom door and how poorly the bathroom was cleaned. It ruined my dining experience and I could only wonder how the kitchen looked. The buffet had many different... More 

Thank Chuck S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

So many flavors and enticing smells... At first glance the amazing smelling lamb biryani appeared to be a huge dish. Although delicious, I expected much more than 6 small cubes of lamb. I kept digging around the rice before exasperatedly giving up. The abundance of basmati rice, however, was hot and delicious and more than enough. The samosas, pakoras, chicken,... More 

Thank spectactic
Oldsmar, Florida
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70 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dusmesh was Cincinnati's best Indian restaurant -- until it changed hands a couple of years ago. I regret to report that it's gone downhill dreadfully. My last trip there, I even told the owner how disappointed I had been the previous time, and although he promised to personally oversee my 'dining experience,' the Tandoori chicken was served barely lukewarm, and... More 

4 Thank Ed M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

My first visit here was a pleasant surprise. The service was superb, something I wasn't expecting. My water glass was never more than half empty and our waiter was very attentive and helpful. He suggested Keshmeri nan bread which was excellent! I highly recommend it. We also got the garlic nan which delicious. The food came out quickly and was... More 

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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 944 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1065
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: 513-221-8900
I provided the link to Dusmesh's Google listing because they do not have an official company hosted web page. Indian, Buffet and Vegetarian
$10-15 per entree

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