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“expensive for dinner but delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of India Pavilion

India Pavilion
Ranked #25 of 240 Restaurants in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“expensive for dinner but delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Go for lunch! The buffet is delicious and reasonably priced. Dinner is quite expensive and the portions are small. I went with my husband and ordered one entree each, plus rice and naan. We were still hungry after we ate it. I would recommend 3 entrees between 2 adults for dinner.

Visited February 2013
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State College, PA
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is my favorite Indian Restaurant in State College, PA. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent. They have a lunch buffet with a wide variety of delicious Indian dishes, including desserts.

  • Visited March 2013
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great buffet!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I went for the lunch buffet and couldn't believe the wonderful food for the price. There are many choices on the buffet and the all you can eat bread is delish! I will be back, MANY times!!

  • Visited April 2013
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State College, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Friendly service, comfy atmosphere, solid food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

I only eat here a few times a year, but I am always greeted like an old friend. The food is solid Indian fare -- you know the drill -- with delicious breads (why can't I ever re-create them at home?) and good everything else. I usually eat vegetarian, so that is the basis of my experience with India Pavilion. This restaurant is slightly more lovely and a lot more comfortable than the competition in State College. BYOB and there are bottle shops for beer nearby. They survive, I'm sure, on their super-popular and generous lunch buffet, but I prefer being served (being a princess at heart) at dinner.

Visited January 2013
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Huntsville, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“LUNCH! Dinner's not bad either.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

India Pavilion is one of the "key" lunch spots in State College, provided that it's not Monday. A copious buffet of northern Indian cuisine awaits you, along with excellent service. The restaurant isn't much for decor, but feels homey. For you urban East Coast folks out there, India Pavilion will feel like a clean, friendly version of your favorite local Indian restaurant. It is common for locals to gather for the daily lunch buffet, which is well known to be one of the best deals in town. Dynamite chicken tikka masala, and other gloppy, hearty Indian favorites... friendly on those who are spice-averse! One of my personal favorites in this crazy town. Great for biz lunches too.

  • Visited December 2012
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