Taste Of India

★★★★☆
  • 230 Wickenden St

    Providence, RI 02903

    Map & Directions
  • 401-421-4355

About Taste Of India

Hours
Mon 11:30 AM-02:30 PM;Tue 11:30 AM-02:30 PM;Wed 11:30 AM-02:30 PM;Thu 11:30 AM-02:30 PM;Fri 11:30 AM-02:30 PM;Sat 12:00 PM-03:00 PM;Sun 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
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i've been going to taste of india on and off for years now. i guess i have kind of a love, hate relationship with the place. the staff is always very friendly, and they remember your face. the owners are almost always around making sure you're happy. and the food really is pretty tasty - i can't say i've ever had a meal there that i disliked. so why the lukewarm review? two things: first and foremost, the place is a bit of a dive. i've been going there for over ten years, and i swear they haven't dusted the fake plants that adorn every inch of the dining room in that time. they haven't thrown up a coat of paint or changed the carpet either. i can't tell you how many times i've got a plate at the lunch buffet that had some schmutz on it. i know this will be the kiss of death for some people, but it's convenient and tasty so we never seem to completely get away from the place. secondly, the food is heavy. there's a lot of oil, and you can definitely leave feeling like you just sucked down the contents of a fryalator. it's the kind of indian food you taste for three hours after you eat it. but it's good!

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★★★☆☆

i've been going to taste of india on and off for years now. i guess i have kind of a love, hate relationship with the place. the staff is always very friendly, and they remember your face. the owners are almost always around making sure you're happy. and the food really is pretty tasty - i can't say i've ever had a meal there that i disliked. so why the lukewarm review? two things: first and foremost, the place is a bit of a dive. i've been going there for over ten years, and i swear they haven't dusted the fake plants that adorn every inch of the dining room in that time. they haven't thrown up a coat of paint or changed the carpet either. i can't tell you how many times i've got a plate at the lunch buffet that had some schmutz on it. i know this will be the kiss of death for some people, but it's convenient and tasty so we never seem to completely get away from the place. secondly, the food is heavy. there's a lot of oil, and you can definitely leave feeling like you just sucked down the contents of a fryalator. it's the kind of indian food you taste for three hours after you eat it. but it's good!

Pros: excellent service, good prices, tasty food

Cons: heavy food, the place needs to be hosed down with bleach

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Last night my boyfriend and I had a craving for Indian Food so we decided to try somewhere new. We went to Taste of India on Wickendon St. in Providence. Our experience in the restaurant was great. We ordered several appetizers and the chicken curry and chicken shahi korma for our entrees. I'm a korma fanatic, I order it whenever I get Indian food. It was good but because I'd had the apps, I wasn't too hungry for it. This morning I decided I wanted to bring the leftovers for lunch. I heat it up and bring the container back to my desk. As I'm mindlessly eating in front of my computer I take a bite and notice an interesting texture, taste, and crunch. Figuring it's just a cardamum pod or something I pull it out. What I saw wasn't a cardamum pod, it was a cochroach. After spitting out the bite, swallowing back nausea, and rinsing my mouth with listerine I decided to write this review. With the exception of the cochroach in my food this restaurant wasn't bad. However unless you like a Fear-Factor'esque experience I reccommend you stay away from it.

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★★★☆☆

Last night my boyfriend and I had a craving for Indian Food so we decided to try somewhere new. We went to Taste of India on Wickendon St. in Providence. Our experience in the restaurant was great. We ordered several appetizers and the chicken curry and chicken shahi korma for our entrees. I'm a korma fanatic, I order it whenever I get Indian food. It was good but because I'd had the apps, I wasn't too hungry for it. This morning I decided I wanted to bring the leftovers for lunch. I heat it up and bring the container back to my desk. As I'm mindlessly eating in front of my computer I take a bite and notice an interesting texture, taste, and crunch. Figuring it's just a cardamum pod or something I pull it out. What I saw wasn't a cardamum pod, it was a cochroach. After spitting out the bite, swallowing back nausea, and rinsing my mouth with listerine I decided to write this review. With the exception of the cochroach in my food this restaurant wasn't bad. However unless you like a Fear-Factor'esque experience I reccommend you stay away from it.

Pros: good service, quick meal

Cons: creepy crawlies in the food

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Food is excellent. Food tastes exquisite yet home cooking-like. Both times I went during dinner, I order the large platter with both meat and vegetable entrees (forgot the name of the platter). Plentiful amount of food and attention to detail in both taste and presentation of the entrees.
I've also been to the lunch buffett three times as it is better in value. Buffett items change sometimes but the core buffett entrees remain the same. Avoid eating the lunch buffett near the end of the buffett period. They are a bit reluctant to cook more food.

Overall, I recommend it. I continue to eat their often (once every 2-3 wks).

2
★★★★☆

Food is excellent. Food tastes exquisite yet home cooking-like. Both times I went during dinner, I order the large platter with both meat and vegetable entrees (forgot the name of the platter). Plentiful amount of food and attention to detail in both taste and presentation of the entrees.
I've also been to the lunch buffett three times as it is better in value. Buffett items change sometimes but the core buffett entrees remain the same. Avoid eating the lunch buffett near the end of the buffett period. They are a bit reluctant to cook more food.

Overall, I recommend it. I continue to eat their often (once every 2-3 wks).

Pros: Excellent indian food. Taste is unique and fresh.

Cons: Avoid non-peak buffett hours (after 1pm)

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This is one of my two favorite Indian restaurants in Providence. The decor is nothing special, and the service is adequate (although friendly), but the food is really delicious. It is also fairly reasonably priced.

4
★★★★☆

This is one of my two favorite Indian restaurants in Providence. The decor is nothing special, and the service is adequate (although friendly), but the food is really delicious. It is also fairly reasonably priced.

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