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“Horrible food and worst service.”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of India House - CLOSED

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India House
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Horrible food and worst service.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

This was my second visit to India House and being an Indian, i felt myself ashamed by the food and the quality of food this restaurant is serving in America in the name of Indian food. My first visit was a carry out and the second one was buffet.

Firstly the staff was very unprofessional and way rude, the Mexican staff was smashing the plates and the silver ware on our table without saying a single word like the way they are serving to dogs. Same goes for the lady at the counter, she came and without a word put a nan-basket on top of the one that was already having naan's (bread) without asking or speaking a single word.

Now comes the food. The food was cold and buffet carried out only samosa's (tasted like frozen ones re-fried) as appetizers for vegetarians, felt awful. Then the main course carried rice and saffron rice( not much different from the plain rice but it just carried a strands or two of saffron-kesar). The paneer (chesse) curry tasted like one of the worst i every tried, you can sense only tomatoes and their sourness in the gravy and nothing else, on top of it the paneer was coated with a thick red colour !!!. There was some potato gravy as well which tasted useless and then the third dish was also same natured.

My wife is a non-vegetarian so, she tried the non-veg delicacies and she complained of raw goat meat in the curry and then she asked me why the staff there is behaving as if they are serving to dogs ?

Finally I just filled my stomach with the mango ice-cream but my wife didn't get that chance either as the ice cream finished by her time ! Believe me this the worst eating place I have ever found so far in my 35 year life.

I paid up $29 for two people, highest ever in the USA and can tell you that even the smallest Indian restaurants in remote Florida, Georgia and California make far better and palatable food from this restaurant. I myself can make far better dishes from the ones this place served. Either there is no Indian cook here or if there is one than he doesn't know abc of Indian cooking.

AVOID THIS RESTAURANT !!

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Navin C
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Favorite Indian Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

I recommend going to the lunch buffet, as the individual entree's cost a lot, and the buffet is very reasonable and very fresh. Best Indian food in the area!

Visited June 2012
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Thank Lisa R
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chicago
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ok at best.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

For a place that considers themselves to be a great competitor in the indian food market, they lack the authentic indian food taste that other locations in the area offer. This place is OK at best. The owners really need to do some upgrading on the place.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank johnsonmay1
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Bad News”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

This eatery has mediocore food and the servers are in your face to much. The food was not anything special and the service was like the waiters had nothing to do but interupt your meal everytime you finished a plate,we had the buffet. It was NOT a Relaxing experience and I would NOT recommend it. Avoid it, the food was BAD NEWS!

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank geneg855
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A la carte much much better Buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

Been there twice.. Once for dinner and the food that was ordered was real good and made to taste. That made us visit again BUT for lunch.. Realised that buffet wasn't all that good and quality of the items weren't as par or upto taste or quality as compaired to ordering it..

Also, the service is a bit slow and distracted. So if you do plan to go, have some extra time on your hands.

Suggestion would be to order than try the buffet..

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Thank colorNspice
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