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“mehhhh”
Review of India Palace

India Palace
Ranked #113 of 191 Restaurants in Ames
Cuisines: Indian
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Manhattan, Kansas
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“mehhhh”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Samosas were greasy. Korma was watery and had almost no lamb. Service was very good. Rice had no spice to it at all (usually I expect a little mustard seed or cumin seed).

Visited April 2014
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Love everything about this place. The people are so friendly and welcoming. Had dinner - Chai, veggie somosa, a spinach paneer dish, goat curry, mango lassi, garlic naan. My husband and I loved that we could get our food a bit spicier. I understand that the lunch buffet is mild because of typical American taste - maybe that's why some folks don't like the food. This food was very tasty and spicy (as we requested) and there was a great attention to service and friendly. The food was not just an everyday Indian - I felt our recipes were more like eating your mom's cooking.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank DHKansasCity
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Mount Kisco, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Tasty food friendly owner”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We went out of our way to go to this restaurant seeking vegetarian food and were not disappointed. The owner and staff were very accommodating and all food was made to order for dinner. The price was good and the quality was also perfect.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank P R
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Boone, Iowa
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359 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Very good Buffet, fun to try new things!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Have wanted to come and try their Buffet for a long time. It was good with a lot of variety, a lot of new things to try. Their orange cake is to die for. Everything was very fresh and the service was good. I would have liked to see more items, but we got full.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Azona50036
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Durban, South Africa
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not Bad, Not Great”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The restaurant was about 1/3 full around 1:00pm. The food was ok, not great, generally lacking spicing but warm and palatable. There were four vegetarian entrees on the buffet plus two chicken entrees, one was chicken tandoori. As with many other Indian restaurants we have tried in Iowa, the food was ok but generally lacked spicing; no obvious flavor of cumin, coriander, hot chilies, garam masala, etc. and no cilantro sprinkled on top of the veg dishes When we're in Ames again, we may stop in but we definitely won't be making a special trip just to eat there. The owner and his wife were very nice and the owner came around to check to see how our meal was going.

  • Visited February 2013
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