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“rude management but YUMMY buffet”
Review of India Cafe

India Cafe
Ranked #178 of 253 Restaurants in Iowa City
Cuisines: Indian
Restaurant details
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“rude management but YUMMY buffet”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

WE don't love the management, but it's the best indian downtown iowa city.

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English first
Iowa City, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
231 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Lunch buffet is decent”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

My family and I have visited this restaurant several times over the past 11 years. Their lunch buffet has the usual North Indian dishes: naan, tandoori chicken, basmati rice, dals, lamb, saag paneer, gulab jamun, etc. We usually only go there for the lunch buffet but I've heard their menu items are good too.

Parking can be difficult to find on weekends. The service is pretty basic, but then we don't go there for that, but for the tasty food.

Prices are reasonably cheap.

  • Visited December 2011
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Buffet can't be beat”
Reviewed November 5, 2011

If you like Indian food, you do not want to miss this buffet. Consistently great Indian food. Great paneer, great tamarind chutney, great veg dishes.

Visited December 2010
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Iowa City, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good food/reasonable price.”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Good buffet with a nice selection for a reasonable price

  • Visited October 2011
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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“what the heck?”
Reviewed May 9, 2011

what the heck is? I don't understand how could the people say india cafe is best indian restaurant. You know what, I think there is no competitor of india cafe. India cafe foods are not healhty foods. they use too much food color on the foods and slow serviecs.

  • Visited April 2011
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