All India Cafe

★★★☆☆
If you have a taste for authentic Indian food, visit All India Cafe in Pasadena!
  • 39 S Fair Oaks Ave

    Pasadena, CA 91105

    Cross street: Fair Oaks & Colorado

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  • 626-440-0309

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I have not eaten Indian food too many times, and I think I have always tried the same dish Chicken Korma, which this place did not have on the menu, so I went with the special of the day Mango Chicken, it was ok. We also got some roasted

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★★★★★

I have not eaten Indian food too many times, and I think I have always tried the same dish Chicken Korma, which this place did not have on the menu, so I went with the special of the day Mango Chicken, it was ok. We also got some roasted

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I love All India Cafe! Great paneer (Indian cottage cheese).
My favorite dish is the Chicken Tikka Masala -- amazing sauce. Very tasty. I find myself craving it.
Nice cozy atmosphere.
The people whowrite bad stuff about this place must be jealous competitors.
All India is also located in Santa Barbara -- also good!

2
★★★★☆

I love All India Cafe! Great paneer (Indian cottage cheese).
My favorite dish is the Chicken Tikka Masala -- amazing sauce. Very tasty. I find myself craving it.
Nice cozy atmosphere.
The people whowrite bad stuff about this place must be jealous competitors.
All India is also located in Santa Barbara -- also good!

Pros: Chicken Tikka

Cons: Service can vary

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All India cafe location is in the heart of old town Pasadena.I would recommend to go with friend or for casual date.we Specialy like their chicken Tikka masala and fish Tikka.All India food a soon as we walked in the door then served pleasantly greeled us and seated us because of food and service is fantastic thats why All India cafe is our favorite Indian Restaurent in Pasadena.

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★★★★★

All India cafe location is in the heart of old town Pasadena.I would recommend to go with friend or for casual date.we Specialy like their chicken Tikka masala and fish Tikka.All India food a soon as we walked in the door then served pleasantly greeled us and seated us because of food and service is fantastic thats why All India cafe is our favorite Indian Restaurent in Pasadena.

Pros: Best crossants in town

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I LOVE this place! Great food, & very sweet people. Go! Try the Maknhi Paneer. It's TOP NOTCH! It's a little pricey but worth it. I've been back about 7 times now.

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★★★★☆

I LOVE this place! Great food, & very sweet people. Go! Try the Maknhi Paneer. It's TOP NOTCH! It's a little pricey but worth it. I've been back about 7 times now.

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I thought the chutney was salsa it didn't even taste like chutney. They messed up my order and brought me tofu instead of paneer. When I told them that they brought me tofu they didn't think it was tofu but they finally realized it and said oh ok and brought me the right thing but i had to wait while everyone else at my table was eating. we asked for medium spicy and the food wasn't spicy at all it actually tasted sweet.

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★☆☆☆☆

I thought the chutney was salsa it didn't even taste like chutney. They messed up my order and brought me tofu instead of paneer. When I told them that they brought me tofu they didn't think it was tofu but they finally realized it and said oh ok and brought me the right thing but i had to wait while everyone else at my table was eating. we asked for medium spicy and the food wasn't spicy at all it actually tasted sweet.

Pros: none

Cons: food doesn't even taste indian

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I should have known something was amiss when the waitress didn't know what "vindaloo" was. Soon thereafter, I was served a dish that was so unlike lamb vindaloo (and so remarkably identical in taste to a salsbury steak tv dinner) that I had to ask -- are you SURE that this is lamb vindaloo? I was assured that it was vindaloo. But I can tell you with some certainty that a Big Mac would have been closer to lamb vindaloo than the alpo super chunky meat slop that I was served. Everything on my plate -- and on the plate of the person eating with me -- was a miserable, tasteless culinary disaster. I love indian food, and I am not a food snob, but this was so utterly horrible that I had the overwhelming urge to warn every person entering All India Cafe to turn around and run away, as fast as their legs could carry them.

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★☆☆☆☆

I should have known something was amiss when the waitress didn't know what "vindaloo" was. Soon thereafter, I was served a dish that was so unlike lamb vindaloo (and so remarkably identical in taste to a salsbury steak tv dinner) that I had to ask -- are you SURE that this is lamb vindaloo? I was assured that it was vindaloo. But I can tell you with some certainty that a Big Mac would have been closer to lamb vindaloo than the alpo super chunky meat slop that I was served. Everything on my plate -- and on the plate of the person eating with me -- was a miserable, tasteless culinary disaster. I love indian food, and I am not a food snob, but this was so utterly horrible that I had the overwhelming urge to warn every person entering All India Cafe to turn around and run away, as fast as their legs could carry them.

Pros: the iced tea was quite good

Cons: every dish now lives in my nightmares

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Our favorite Indian restaurant in Pasadena. Great food, great selection. Service can be a bit casual (polite word for slow), but we keep coming back because of the food. We especially like their curries and breads. Quantity is great, too.

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★★★★☆

Our favorite Indian restaurant in Pasadena. Great food, great selection. Service can be a bit casual (polite word for slow), but we keep coming back because of the food. We especially like their curries and breads. Quantity is great, too.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Service a little slow

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Food is not impressive, sorry...

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★☆☆☆☆

Food is not impressive, sorry...

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All India Cafe had the best indian food i ever tasted. There service was really good. I really liked the Samosas , Chicken tikka masala and Tandoori Platter.

2
★★★★★

All India Cafe had the best indian food i ever tasted. There service was really good. I really liked the Samosas , Chicken tikka masala and Tandoori Platter.

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We went here for dinner last night and My girlfriend has been throwing up the whole night. I am having runs since this morning.
They serve you the left overs from the lunch buffet, and one of the waiters admitted this to us.
The manager has so much attitude. The service is pathetic.
There is no hygiene. This is one of the worst Indian restaurants in entire souther california. Stay Away !!

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★☆☆☆☆

We went here for dinner last night and My girlfriend has been throwing up the whole night. I am having runs since this morning.
They serve you the left overs from the lunch buffet, and one of the waiters admitted this to us.
The manager has so much attitude. The service is pathetic.
There is no hygiene. This is one of the worst Indian restaurants in entire souther california. Stay Away !!

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My husband and I love to eat at this low-key, yet delicious Indian Place. The varied spices used are very interesting--not your typical curry and one other thing kind of place. I love the tiny little soups they serve with everything, along with sauces, whether you order them or not. You will really have an interesting experience here.

Only downside: a think it's a bit expensive for the average week out.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I love to eat at this low-key, yet delicious Indian Place. The varied spices used are very interesting--not your typical curry and one other thing kind of place. I love the tiny little soups they serve with everything, along with sauces, whether you order them or not. You will really have an interesting experience here.

Only downside: a think it's a bit expensive for the average week out.

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It has good food but it's highly overpriced! The chicken dishes are really good and highly recommended with naan

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★★★☆☆

It has good food but it's highly overpriced! The chicken dishes are really good and highly recommended with naan

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I tried All India Cafe for lunch last week. The Chicken Tikka Masala was out of this world! The flavor was so wonderful I forgot to ask for chutney which I usually need for extra spice. Make sure you order the Naan (Indian bread) it is soft and fluffy and warm like they just baked it. Try dipping the Naan in everything or eat it like a burrito with the rice and tikka masala inside...omg my mouth is watering thinking about it! Also I LOVED the dressing on my salad, it had the right amount of tangy and delicious. They do catering too so hopefully I can get my company to venture away from the boring sandwiches at our meetings.

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★★★★★

I tried All India Cafe for lunch last week. The Chicken Tikka Masala was out of this world! The flavor was so wonderful I forgot to ask for chutney which I usually need for extra spice. Make sure you order the Naan (Indian bread) it is soft and fluffy and warm like they just baked it. Try dipping the Naan in everything or eat it like a burrito with the rice and tikka masala inside...omg my mouth is watering thinking about it! Also I LOVED the dressing on my salad, it had the right amount of tangy and delicious. They do catering too so hopefully I can get my company to venture away from the boring sandwiches at our meetings.

Pros: AWESOME Indian food....period.

Cons: Street prking is hard in Old Pasadena so use the lot across the street

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i am huge fan of indian food, in 2 years i have more than 50 indian cuisines all over california.
the owner, not a waiter rushed us through our dinner, greedy to seat the next customers on our table. the food was awful and the service was so rude!!!!!!!!!!
this place is owned by the biggest unprofessional, i have ever seen in my life. HE JUST WANTS YOUR MONEY.
IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME GO SEE FOR YOURSELF...
but don't worry, there are a plenty of other good indian restaurants in l.a.

thank you

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★☆☆☆☆

i am huge fan of indian food, in 2 years i have more than 50 indian cuisines all over california.
the owner, not a waiter rushed us through our dinner, greedy to seat the next customers on our table. the food was awful and the service was so rude!!!!!!!!!!
this place is owned by the biggest unprofessional, i have ever seen in my life. HE JUST WANTS YOUR MONEY.
IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME GO SEE FOR YOURSELF...
but don't worry, there are a plenty of other good indian restaurants in l.a.

thank you

Pros: everything they don't cook there, beer

Cons: food, service, owner

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Good location is always a plus for me. All India Cafe is in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, a venue exhibiting class and culture. The restaurant is not the most romantic place, but suffices for a nice casual date. The Chicken Tikka and Chicken Tikka Masala are a must! Great savory dishes and a nice change of pace.

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★★★★☆

Good location is always a plus for me. All India Cafe is in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, a venue exhibiting class and culture. The restaurant is not the most romantic place, but suffices for a nice casual date. The Chicken Tikka and Chicken Tikka Masala are a must! Great savory dishes and a nice change of pace.

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Only been there for dinner several times and each time the food was consistently good. Great Bengan Bharta (not sure about the spelling, but it's the eggplant dish), best I've had. Their tikka marsala sauce is very good, too. I have to agree that service is slow, but generally friendly. If I'm super hungry or in a hurry and need to eat and run I'll probably go somewhere with faster service. Otherwise It's a cozy little place to enjoy a casual evening with friends.

2
★★★★☆

Only been there for dinner several times and each time the food was consistently good. Great Bengan Bharta (not sure about the spelling, but it's the eggplant dish), best I've had. Their tikka marsala sauce is very good, too. I have to agree that service is slow, but generally friendly. If I'm super hungry or in a hurry and need to eat and run I'll probably go somewhere with faster service. Otherwise It's a cozy little place to enjoy a casual evening with friends.

Pros: Great food

Cons: slow service

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Small little restaurant just south of the Colorado Blvd. crowd. Their lunch specials are really good...you get an entree with basmati rice, a salad and naan. Their samosas are a great starter. Their garlic naan is so good...I always get two orders of it! They don't have much of a wine list but you can order Indian beer. I recommend ordering it for pick-up so you don't have to deal with Pasadena parking.

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★★★★☆

Small little restaurant just south of the Colorado Blvd. crowd. Their lunch specials are really good...you get an entree with basmati rice, a salad and naan. Their samosas are a great starter. Their garlic naan is so good...I always get two orders of it! They don't have much of a wine list but you can order Indian beer. I recommend ordering it for pick-up so you don't have to deal with Pasadena parking.

Pros: Great lunch specials

Cons: Parking, slow service

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I like Indian food- crave it- look for it in different cities. And this one's just not up to par. The flavors are dumbed down, the portion small, the wait long, and the place claustrophobic. Yeah.. not sure why the long line- I went there about four times...(not my choice- different friends wanna try their first exposure to Indian food- and we happen to be at Pasadena at the time and being geographically retarded, this is the only place I know.) And everytime, I'm like.. oh.. umm.. no. This place makes me crave Good Indian food. So I go to Mahan in Alhambra (the cooks are really from India there, the place romantic, and the flavors authentic), or to the one by my work, Star of India. Yeah.. but.. no. This place.. no.

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★☆☆☆☆

I like Indian food- crave it- look for it in different cities. And this one's just not up to par. The flavors are dumbed down, the portion small, the wait long, and the place claustrophobic. Yeah.. not sure why the long line- I went there about four times...(not my choice- different friends wanna try their first exposure to Indian food- and we happen to be at Pasadena at the time and being geographically retarded, this is the only place I know.) And everytime, I'm like.. oh.. umm.. no. This place makes me crave Good Indian food. So I go to Mahan in Alhambra (the cooks are really from India there, the place romantic, and the flavors authentic), or to the one by my work, Star of India. Yeah.. but.. no. This place.. no.

Pros: It's food and in general, food gives you energy.. but if you're looking for good food... look elsewhere.

Cons: Food mostly..

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My first visit to this restaurent was to taste and check good Indian Food but turned around none of the Non-Veg and Vigitarian dishes that were served in Non-Veg thali are good. there is no taste of Indian food at all... its just name sake dishes of Indian with no Indian taste

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★☆☆☆☆

My first visit to this restaurent was to taste and check good Indian Food but turned around none of the Non-Veg and Vigitarian dishes that were served in Non-Veg thali are good. there is no taste of Indian food at all... its just name sake dishes of Indian with no Indian taste

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What a pity to see negative reviews of this restaurant. Okay, maybe I can agree with the comments about poor service. They're not prompt, and they don't come to your table very often. But I can overlook this because the food has always been so fabulous when I've eaten there. I've never ordered a dish that I didn't love. Some of my favorites are the light and crispy Samosas with that flavorful dipping sauce, the Palak Paneer, and my all-time favorite - the Shahi Paneer. The Shahi Paneer is the best I've ever had. Creamy, flavorful, filling. Add an order of their fluffy naan to that and I'm one step closer to nirvana. Their hot chai is also satisfyingly spicy and great for a cool Pasadena evening. The price is more than reasonable, especially if you go for lunch and get the lunch specials. The atmosphere is romantic, but a bit crowded since it's in one of the skinny old buildings in Old Town. Parking is convenient - there's a 90 minute free lot right across the street. I always take friends and family here when I have a chance, and I always enjoy it.

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★★★★★

What a pity to see negative reviews of this restaurant. Okay, maybe I can agree with the comments about poor service. They're not prompt, and they don't come to your table very often. But I can overlook this because the food has always been so fabulous when I've eaten there. I've never ordered a dish that I didn't love. Some of my favorites are the light and crispy Samosas with that flavorful dipping sauce, the Palak Paneer, and my all-time favorite - the Shahi Paneer. The Shahi Paneer is the best I've ever had. Creamy, flavorful, filling. Add an order of their fluffy naan to that and I'm one step closer to nirvana. Their hot chai is also satisfyingly spicy and great for a cool Pasadena evening. The price is more than reasonable, especially if you go for lunch and get the lunch specials. The atmosphere is romantic, but a bit crowded since it's in one of the skinny old buildings in Old Town. Parking is convenient - there's a 90 minute free lot right across the street. I always take friends and family here when I have a chance, and I always enjoy it.

Pros: great food for a good price, convenient parking

Cons: slow service

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Good service. Tasty food. It takes a long time to get the food, though. Overall experience is not disappointing. We'll certainly go back.

1
★★★☆☆

Good service. Tasty food. It takes a long time to get the food, though. Overall experience is not disappointing. We'll certainly go back.

Pros: Good food. Polite service.

Cons: Small dining area. It takes 25 minutes to get the food!

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Great place for lunch or dinner on any given day/night. Very casual space. Great food. Good service. Good value. My husband and I have been tried many Indian restaurants and my husband's favorite dish is, of course, the popular chicken tikka masala.... and he claims that ALL INDIA makes the BEST chicken tikka masala... and I may just have to agree..... =]

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★★★★★

Great place for lunch or dinner on any given day/night. Very casual space. Great food. Good service. Good value. My husband and I have been tried many Indian restaurants and my husband's favorite dish is, of course, the popular chicken tikka masala.... and he claims that ALL INDIA makes the BEST chicken tikka masala... and I may just have to agree..... =]

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We used to love eating Indian food at San Francisco - from hole in the wall authentic Indian cuisine that costs $15 for two and unlimited Chai tea to fusion Indian $100 bills. All India Cafe is one of the "not recommended" place. We went on a Sunday night and there was no line. However the waiter right in front of us was not attentive to even greet us that another waiter had to step in to greet us and show us our table. This is the first Indian restaurant I've been to where the waiters are Indian. The food choices are limited and the items we ordered looked and tasted nothing like the other Indian restaurants.

Although the food is not bad, it is tasty in a different way. The use of spices just makes their food "hot". The iced chai tea is okay, but with no strong flavors detectable in an Indian chai tea.

Service is very slow from sitting down and waiting on a practically half-filled restaurant, to waiting for the food, and asking for the check more than once.

The saving grace is the relatively nice, dark ambiance with candles on each table and a very attentive young Indian girl (perhaps the daughter of the owner) who was concerned with our needs than the multiple waiters going around for nothing.

If I was hungry, it would be a restaurant to patronize. If I were craving for Indian food, this isn't worth recommending.

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★☆☆☆☆

We used to love eating Indian food at San Francisco - from hole in the wall authentic Indian cuisine that costs $15 for two and unlimited Chai tea to fusion Indian $100 bills. All India Cafe is one of the "not recommended" place. We went on a Sunday night and there was no line. However the waiter right in front of us was not attentive to even greet us that another waiter had to step in to greet us and show us our table. This is the first Indian restaurant I've been to where the waiters are Indian. The food choices are limited and the items we ordered looked and tasted nothing like the other Indian restaurants.

Although the food is not bad, it is tasty in a different way. The use of spices just makes their food "hot". The iced chai tea is okay, but with no strong flavors detectable in an Indian chai tea.

Service is very slow from sitting down and waiting on a practically half-filled restaurant, to waiting for the food, and asking for the check more than once.

The saving grace is the relatively nice, dark ambiance with candles on each table and a very attentive young Indian girl (perhaps the daughter of the owner) who was concerned with our needs than the multiple waiters going around for nothing.

If I was hungry, it would be a restaurant to patronize. If I were craving for Indian food, this isn't worth recommending.

Pros: Good dark ambiance, candle light on each table, quiet

Cons: Not an authentic Indian taste, Slow service food preparation to being waited upon

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I have eaten at this restaurant multiple times and always liked the food, but I just had an experence so negative that I will never go back. I invited five guests for dinner on a Saturday evening. At the end of the meal the staff whisked away our plates before we were all finished eating. After I paid the bill, we were talking and preparing to leave when the waiter appeared at the table. We were told the manager had instructed him to ask us to leave because other people were waiting for a table. We had been at the restuarant for less than an hour and were not loud or disruptive. I have never been treated so rudely in any restaurant. My guests were shocked and felt the same way. There are plenty of good restaurants in L.A. I won't spend my time or money at this one again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have eaten at this restaurant multiple times and always liked the food, but I just had an experence so negative that I will never go back. I invited five guests for dinner on a Saturday evening. At the end of the meal the staff whisked away our plates before we were all finished eating. After I paid the bill, we were talking and preparing to leave when the waiter appeared at the table. We were told the manager had instructed him to ask us to leave because other people were waiting for a table. We had been at the restuarant for less than an hour and were not loud or disruptive. I have never been treated so rudely in any restaurant. My guests were shocked and felt the same way. There are plenty of good restaurants in L.A. I won't spend my time or money at this one again.

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My girlfriend and I have eaten here three times (always in a larger group, which is not necessarily the best way to experience a restaurant) but have been disappointed often enough that we probably won't be going back.

The food is average at best; we enjoy spicy-hot food, but it's almost impossible to get the dishes cooked the way we like them. Some of the dishes are surprisingly bland given the array of spices used in Indian cooking and the vegetable selection is oddly limited.

The service is good, especially as we have been there in a group of six or more people, but overall the food doesn't merit recommendation.

1
★★★☆☆

My girlfriend and I have eaten here three times (always in a larger group, which is not necessarily the best way to experience a restaurant) but have been disappointed often enough that we probably won't be going back.

The food is average at best; we enjoy spicy-hot food, but it's almost impossible to get the dishes cooked the way we like them. Some of the dishes are surprisingly bland given the array of spices used in Indian cooking and the vegetable selection is oddly limited.

The service is good, especially as we have been there in a group of six or more people, but overall the food doesn't merit recommendation.

Pros: Interesting Wine List, Adjacent Parking Lot

Cons: Bland Food

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I was really surprised to see nefgative comments for All India cafe. It is the best Indian restaurant I have ever seen in LA. There food are very very good and consistently good. I have been to india and had Indian Cuisine there. I feel no difference. Even tastier and healthier than what I had in India. There food are great, good service and owner's personal attention to what is being delivered to customer had impressed me a lot. If I ever want to go to any Indian restaurant that will be All India Cafe and All India Cafe only, where Indian cuisine is at its best!!!!!

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★★★★★

I was really surprised to see nefgative comments for All India cafe. It is the best Indian restaurant I have ever seen in LA. There food are very very good and consistently good. I have been to india and had Indian Cuisine there. I feel no difference. Even tastier and healthier than what I had in India. There food are great, good service and owner's personal attention to what is being delivered to customer had impressed me a lot. If I ever want to go to any Indian restaurant that will be All India Cafe and All India Cafe only, where Indian cuisine is at its best!!!!!

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I LOVE Indian foodI cannot tell you the countless restaurants from Los Angeles to New York City where I have enjoyed this savory cuisine. This restaurants' version of Indian cuisine was not like any I have ever tasted, and there have been some bad experiences. Every dish was worse than the previous. My wife thought that she could drown the tasteless food in alteast some of the traditional flavors of chutney, but those were like old jelly from your grandma's kitchen. I have to say that the wait staff was prompt and the ambiance was okay. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant if you are craving Indian food, I would recommend it if you can't get reservations anywhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

I LOVE Indian foodI cannot tell you the countless restaurants from Los Angeles to New York City where I have enjoyed this savory cuisine. This restaurants' version of Indian cuisine was not like any I have ever tasted, and there have been some bad experiences. Every dish was worse than the previous. My wife thought that she could drown the tasteless food in alteast some of the traditional flavors of chutney, but those were like old jelly from your grandma's kitchen. I have to say that the wait staff was prompt and the ambiance was okay. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant if you are craving Indian food, I would recommend it if you can't get reservations anywhere else.

Pros: Prompt service

Cons: Food, price

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The service and food were great. The spicy popadoms and relish were yummy. The vegetarian thali came with 2 choices of vegetables and was excellent washed down with a Taj Mahal beer. I'd recommend.

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★★★★★

The service and food were great. The spicy popadoms and relish were yummy. The vegetarian thali came with 2 choices of vegetables and was excellent washed down with a Taj Mahal beer. I'd recommend.

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This space has good food, but not the prettiest location. The service does tend to be slow, but if you're dining and not in a rush it can be an enjoyable meal to share with friends. It is close to Colorado so if one wants to cruise around and go shopping it's in a great location for that.

PROS: Good Food
CONS: Not so stylish, slow service

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★★★☆☆

This space has good food, but not the prettiest location. The service does tend to be slow, but if you're dining and not in a rush it can be an enjoyable meal to share with friends. It is close to Colorado so if one wants to cruise around and go shopping it's in a great location for that.

PROS: Good Food
CONS: Not so stylish, slow service

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I order the same thing every time because it's so good -- the Chicken Tikka Masala. The sauce is so yummy! It is the best Indian restaurant I've found in the greater LA area. Excellent food, prompt service, cozy setting, great lunch specials. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

PROS: delicious food, fair price, nice indian ambiance
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★★★★★

I order the same thing every time because it's so good -- the Chicken Tikka Masala. The sauce is so yummy! It is the best Indian restaurant I've found in the greater LA area. Excellent food, prompt service, cozy setting, great lunch specials. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

PROS: delicious food, fair price, nice indian ambiance
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The service is terrible (just like Akbar), the liquor is super expensive (just like Akbar) and the food is horrendous (unlike Akbar). Akbar is right up the street, literally. So do your self a favor and go there for Indian food instead of All India.

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★★☆☆☆

The service is terrible (just like Akbar), the liquor is super expensive (just like Akbar) and the food is horrendous (unlike Akbar). Akbar is right up the street, literally. So do your self a favor and go there for Indian food instead of All India.

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I've tried every Indian restaurant in Pasadena area and All India is my favorite. I don't like food that is too spicy and this restaurant keeps it fairly mild. Their Chicken Tikka Masala has just the right flavor and their naan achieves the perfect balance between bready and crispy. You must try the lunch specials. Good, but not great pricing for dinner. The service is a little slow, but mostly cheerful. Can't beat the location/convenience in Old Pasadena and there's free 90 minute parking across the street.

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★★★★☆

I've tried every Indian restaurant in Pasadena area and All India is my favorite. I don't like food that is too spicy and this restaurant keeps it fairly mild. Their Chicken Tikka Masala has just the right flavor and their naan achieves the perfect balance between bready and crispy. You must try the lunch specials. Good, but not great pricing for dinner. The service is a little slow, but mostly cheerful. Can't beat the location/convenience in Old Pasadena and there's free 90 minute parking across the street.

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Good food, but not as stellar now as when it first opened. I haven't ever tried anything that wasn't pretty good. NOT the best in Pasadena, I like Radhika's better. For folks who like their Indian food spicy, the cuisine won't thrill - it has more subtle flavors. But don't ask them to deliver! They called two hours after I placed my order to tell me they couldn't find my house - I was really upset, to say the least. - AMC

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Good food, but not as stellar now as when it first opened. I haven't ever tried anything that wasn't pretty good. NOT the best in Pasadena, I like Radhika's better. For folks who like their Indian food spicy, the cuisine won't thrill - it has more subtle flavors. But don't ask them to deliver! They called two hours after I placed my order to tell me they couldn't find my house - I was really upset, to say the least. - AMC

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Good Indian food at reasonable prices but the service can be very slow!

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Good Indian food at reasonable prices but the service can be very slow!

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I don't have to describe the menu, you'll have to see and experience it for yourself. The food is very, very good, no kidding! Their bread is like cotton (soft, tasty and not filling) the food is one of the best and on par with "Akbar" in its unique way. Both locations (Santa Monica & Pasadena) is nice, the owners and waiters are very nice and attentive. Again, aside from all that, food is number one priority and is the root of all rating.

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I don't have to describe the menu, you'll have to see and experience it for yourself. The food is very, very good, no kidding! Their bread is like cotton (soft, tasty and not filling) the food is one of the best and on par with "Akbar" in its unique way. Both locations (Santa Monica & Pasadena) is nice, the owners and waiters are very nice and attentive. Again, aside from all that, food is number one priority and is the root of all rating.

Pros: Location, Food

Cons: Parking

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My husband and I love Indian food!!! This is one of the best so far we've ever been to. My husband orders lamb makni and I order chicken bombay or shrimp tandoori. The food is very tasty!!!!!

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My husband and I love Indian food!!! This is one of the best so far we've ever been to. My husband orders lamb makni and I order chicken bombay or shrimp tandoori. The food is very tasty!!!!!

Pros: delicious food, fair price, nice indian ambiance

Cons: crowded, slow service sometime, parking hard to find

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If you're in the Old Pasadena area, don't pass up this restaurant... in my opinion it's simply the best Indian restaurant I've found in the greater LA area, and that includes many Indian restaurants [Paru's for example, which I don't think is even close and currently (11/5/02] rated much higher by CitySearch] in Little India on Pioneer Blvd. in Artesia.

Excellent food, prompt, courteous service, great lunch specials. Go with a group and everyone order something different so you can sample a wide range of the All India Cafe's cuisine.

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If you're in the Old Pasadena area, don't pass up this restaurant... in my opinion it's simply the best Indian restaurant I've found in the greater LA area, and that includes many Indian restaurants [Paru's for example, which I don't think is even close and currently (11/5/02] rated much higher by CitySearch] in Little India on Pioneer Blvd. in Artesia.

Excellent food, prompt, courteous service, great lunch specials. Go with a group and everyone order something different so you can sample a wide range of the All India Cafe's cuisine.

Pros: Great food, Prompt Service, Courteous waiters

Cons: Old Pas parking, Small dining area

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I've been to All India Cafe about 4 times and I've ordered the same thing EVERY time because it's SO good -- the Chicken Tikka Masala. The sauce is so wonderfully tasty, that I literally wipe the plate clean with naan. Yum!

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★★★★☆

I've been to All India Cafe about 4 times and I've ordered the same thing EVERY time because it's SO good -- the Chicken Tikka Masala. The sauce is so wonderfully tasty, that I literally wipe the plate clean with naan. Yum!

Pros: convenient parking

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If you're in Pasadena, and you say to yourself, "Self, I feel like some Indian food tonight", this is the place to go. Perfect for 2 to 4 people... you're always greeted at your table with the famous "cracker disk" and hot sauce. The food is great with enough diversity to satisfy everyone in your group. Try the Tandoori Platter or the Tikka Masala...vegetarians can get one of the assorted paneer dishes... and always get some nan.

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★★★★☆

If you're in Pasadena, and you say to yourself, "Self, I feel like some Indian food tonight", this is the place to go. Perfect for 2 to 4 people... you're always greeted at your table with the famous "cracker disk" and hot sauce. The food is great with enough diversity to satisfy everyone in your group. Try the Tandoori Platter or the Tikka Masala...vegetarians can get one of the assorted paneer dishes... and always get some nan.

Pros: Great food, Cracker Disk

Cons: A bit pricey

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Once you've enjoyed the unique fare at this friendly little eatery, you'll find it hard to settle for the predictable menus at most area Indian restaurants. Chef-owner Santokh Singh previously cooked at L.A.'s celebrated Bombay cafe, and…

 

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