Taste of India

★★★★☆
  • 5517 Roosevelt Way NE

    Seattle, WA 98105

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  • 206-528-1575

About Taste of India

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 9:45 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:45 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 8:45 PM

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I love this place\r
I came here before my trip to India and when I came back \r
Great, fast service and wonderful Indian food

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I love this place\r
I came here before my trip to India and when I came back \r
Great, fast service and wonderful Indian food

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The very best Indian food. Great service and great food! 5 stars.

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The very best Indian food. Great service and great food! 5 stars.

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The food is always good. There is a ton of staff and your water glass is never empty.

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The food is always good. There is a ton of staff and your water glass is never empty.

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I was told that "Taste of India" is the best authentic Indian restaurant in the U.S., I had to see for myself and went the same night. From the moment we walked in, the servers, bussers and host were polite, receptive and so attentive. At

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I was told that "Taste of India" is the best authentic Indian restaurant in the U.S., I had to see for myself and went the same night. From the moment we walked in, the servers, bussers and host were polite, receptive and so attentive. At

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I have been coming for years and I have never been disappointed everything on the menu is served not only with style but also with flavors that keep you wanting more!

There is way to much great stuff to say!

its true you will never run

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★★★★★

I have been coming for years and I have never been disappointed everything on the menu is served not only with style but also with flavors that keep you wanting more!

There is way to much great stuff to say!

its true you will never run

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Hands down my favorite Indian restaurant in Seattle. The Tika Masala is to die for. The owner takes an active role in the business and the relationships he's built with the regular customers is refreshing in our fast-food drive-through society.

Highly recommmend any of the Nan! Great for lunch or dinner.

The owner will also cater large events. You can place your order for pick-up and they'll have it ready and waiting when promised.

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★★★★★

Hands down my favorite Indian restaurant in Seattle. The Tika Masala is to die for. The owner takes an active role in the business and the relationships he's built with the regular customers is refreshing in our fast-food drive-through society.

Highly recommmend any of the Nan! Great for lunch or dinner.

The owner will also cater large events. You can place your order for pick-up and they'll have it ready and waiting when promised.

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Despite there being wall to wall people on a Friday night, we were seated (party of 2) in 20 minutes.

The servce is very friendly, prompt and you never have an empty water glass.

Some Indian restaurants tend to put too much breading on their dishes and the food ends up heavy and greasy. Not here. Food arrived hot, extremely savory and the breaded dishes had a light, crispy coating.

I have a new favorite restaruant.

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★★★★★

Despite there being wall to wall people on a Friday night, we were seated (party of 2) in 20 minutes.

The servce is very friendly, prompt and you never have an empty water glass.

Some Indian restaurants tend to put too much breading on their dishes and the food ends up heavy and greasy. Not here. Food arrived hot, extremely savory and the breaded dishes had a light, crispy coating.

I have a new favorite restaruant.

Pros: delicious, light, quality ingredients, flavorful

Cons: can get crowded, but you get seated fast

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Food first, the appetizers were great. But, when the main course came out, something was off with the Sag Paneer, can't put my finger on it, but it was below average. The Nan was terrible, it was more like pizza dough, just bad.

The service is crazy. They had a small electric floor sweeper and they vacuumed the dining area twice while we were there, practically going under people with it. You seriously can't drink half of anything without them refilling it. With the tea, same thing, which is totally cool being free refills. It's fun for a while, and I actually recommend going just to experience this, but after a while it's annoying. India is kinda of crazy like this, so I'd say it's pretty cool as a real taste of india, but the food isn't worth going out of your way for.

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Food first, the appetizers were great. But, when the main course came out, something was off with the Sag Paneer, can't put my finger on it, but it was below average. The Nan was terrible, it was more like pizza dough, just bad.

The service is crazy. They had a small electric floor sweeper and they vacuumed the dining area twice while we were there, practically going under people with it. You seriously can't drink half of anything without them refilling it. With the tea, same thing, which is totally cool being free refills. It's fun for a while, and I actually recommend going just to experience this, but after a while it's annoying. India is kinda of crazy like this, so I'd say it's pretty cool as a real taste of india, but the food isn't worth going out of your way for.

Pros: Free tea refills, good pakoras

Cons: Free tea refills, service is ridiculous

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I have been here many times and it never lets me down. The naan is fluffy and delicious, and the curries are rich and flavorful. The owner almost always gives us complementary appetizers and desserts, and your chai cup will never go empty! Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

I have been here many times and it never lets me down. The naan is fluffy and delicious, and the curries are rich and flavorful. The owner almost always gives us complementary appetizers and desserts, and your chai cup will never go empty! Highly recommended.

Pros: great service, chai, curries, and naan!

Cons: Small, weird parking

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I no longer live in Seattle, but every time I visit I make it a point to go to Taste of India. I've lived in several places since living in Seattle, and Taste of India remains my favorite Indian restaurant anywhere. Most dishes come with a choice of protein (you can choose meat, chicken, seafood, paneer, or vegetables only) making for a lot variety and numerous options for vegetarians. Their naan bread is particularly good, as is their chai tea (which they gave me the recipe for!). A family runs the restaurant and the son who is usually there is super nice and welcoming. My family has been going for years and I never thought to write a review until now. When we went to dinner last week they brought us an unordered appetizer and a dessert, presumably because we go so often, so I'm trying to repay their generosity by spreading the word to the few of you who haven't discovered them yet.

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★★★★★

I no longer live in Seattle, but every time I visit I make it a point to go to Taste of India. I've lived in several places since living in Seattle, and Taste of India remains my favorite Indian restaurant anywhere. Most dishes come with a choice of protein (you can choose meat, chicken, seafood, paneer, or vegetables only) making for a lot variety and numerous options for vegetarians. Their naan bread is particularly good, as is their chai tea (which they gave me the recipe for!). A family runs the restaurant and the son who is usually there is super nice and welcoming. My family has been going for years and I never thought to write a review until now. When we went to dinner last week they brought us an unordered appetizer and a dessert, presumably because we go so often, so I'm trying to repay their generosity by spreading the word to the few of you who haven't discovered them yet.

Pros: Excellent food, lots of vegetarian choices

Cons: Popular - sometimes you have to wait for a table

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My boyfriend and I LOVE this place, especially if the owner is there. He treats us like we're famous. Cozy atmosphere, and we never wait, even if it's busy. Great staff, the food is good, and I could drink their chai for the rest of my life, it's soooo good!!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I LOVE this place, especially if the owner is there. He treats us like we're famous. Cozy atmosphere, and we never wait, even if it's busy. Great staff, the food is good, and I could drink their chai for the rest of my life, it's soooo good!!

Pros: Best chai you've ever had

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Their food is delicious, and you can get it for take-out too. We often get the Nan just as a side dish. Just call ahead and place your order. Parking can be interesting, but there is some available on Roosevelt.

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★★★★☆

Their food is delicious, and you can get it for take-out too. We often get the Nan just as a side dish. Just call ahead and place your order. Parking can be interesting, but there is some available on Roosevelt.

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This is one of my favorite Indian restaurants for eating in or taking out. I love their saag dish and their eggplant dish. I've loved everything I've tried. The style of the restaurant is pleasant with the beautiful Indian wall hangings and other decor. The staff is always very efficient in serving quickly, which makes this place bearable even when there's a line waiting.

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★★★★☆

This is one of my favorite Indian restaurants for eating in or taking out. I love their saag dish and their eggplant dish. I've loved everything I've tried. The style of the restaurant is pleasant with the beautiful Indian wall hangings and other decor. The staff is always very efficient in serving quickly, which makes this place bearable even when there's a line waiting.

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I have been frequenting this restaurant for close to 12 years now and the quality of food and wait staff has always been first rate!!, The food is incredible, the wait staff attention is first class!! I have taken every family member and date to this restaurant. Every dish made is quality-I have yet to taste chai tea that even comes close to theirs -oh and the spinach nan -heavenly. My favorite dish is mutter paneer, and a must try is the butter chicken! My far my favorite restaurant!

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★★★★★

I have been frequenting this restaurant for close to 12 years now and the quality of food and wait staff has always been first rate!!, The food is incredible, the wait staff attention is first class!! I have taken every family member and date to this restaurant. Every dish made is quality-I have yet to taste chai tea that even comes close to theirs -oh and the spinach nan -heavenly. My favorite dish is mutter paneer, and a must try is the butter chicken! My far my favorite restaurant!

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So the food here is really good, I have no beef with that at all. I love the nan, mango lassi, chai (SO good), and tikka masala. BUT...the waitstaff is RIDICULOUS. You can hardly have a private meal without someone bugging you every two seconds, like someone else wrote "I dare you to finish your water"--it's impossible! And annoying to always have someone hovering, waiting for you to leave your glass less than 2/3 full. Then, at the end of a meal they come and bring a SPONGE (hello, germs?!?!) and they clean the table in front of you. Any idea how many germs are in sponges?!? Completely disgusting, I never touch the table after that...sponges as so unhygienic.

In short, go for the food, but be ready to shoo away servers after each sip of a drink!

2
★★★★☆

So the food here is really good, I have no beef with that at all. I love the nan, mango lassi, chai (SO good), and tikka masala. BUT...the waitstaff is RIDICULOUS. You can hardly have a private meal without someone bugging you every two seconds, like someone else wrote "I dare you to finish your water"--it's impossible! And annoying to always have someone hovering, waiting for you to leave your glass less than 2/3 full. Then, at the end of a meal they come and bring a SPONGE (hello, germs?!?!) and they clean the table in front of you. Any idea how many germs are in sponges?!? Completely disgusting, I never touch the table after that...sponges as so unhygienic.

In short, go for the food, but be ready to shoo away servers after each sip of a drink!

Pros: Mango lassi, chai, tikka masala.

Cons: Intrusive servers---NOT a good place for a quiet dinner.

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They might aswell start serving pastas, 'coz the food they have is closer to Italian than it is to Indian. I mean c'mon, in a place like Seattle with such a cosmopolitan crowd, Indian food gotta be more authentic than it is in rural alabama.

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They might aswell start serving pastas, 'coz the food they have is closer to Italian than it is to Indian. I mean c'mon, in a place like Seattle with such a cosmopolitan crowd, Indian food gotta be more authentic than it is in rural alabama.

Pros: Nice ambience

Cons: food

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This is one of my favorite inexpensive restaurants. The food is consistenly tasty. The service is amazing. They are friendly with the regulars like myself and most everyone soon becomes a regular. I'm especially fond of the mango curry chicken or prawns and mullgitawny soup. There is a tiny parking lot, but parking on side streets is free and not too hard to find. It can get rather busy on weekend nights, but I've never had to wait more than 15 minutes to be seated.

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite inexpensive restaurants. The food is consistenly tasty. The service is amazing. They are friendly with the regulars like myself and most everyone soon becomes a regular. I'm especially fond of the mango curry chicken or prawns and mullgitawny soup. There is a tiny parking lot, but parking on side streets is free and not too hard to find. It can get rather busy on weekend nights, but I've never had to wait more than 15 minutes to be seated.

Pros: good food, great service, reasonable price

Cons: okay, so the floor is kinda slanted...who cares?

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walking in you know there is going to be a wait as when we went on a saturday night there were people lined out the door. After getting our seat I was suprised people came here with the lack of service. We waited a long time for anything we asked for. The food was ok but not worth the hordes of people and the price would not be something I would come back for either. It is an ok Indian food place but like many other Indian food places around the sound.

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walking in you know there is going to be a wait as when we went on a saturday night there were people lined out the door. After getting our seat I was suprised people came here with the lack of service. We waited a long time for anything we asked for. The food was ok but not worth the hordes of people and the price would not be something I would come back for either. It is an ok Indian food place but like many other Indian food places around the sound.

Pros: Large menu

Cons: No parking, lack of service

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Taste of India has excellent food, but the friendly and efficient service provided by Mohammad and his staff makes it an outstanding favorite of ours! We love the Tandoori Chicken Tikka and the Chicken Tikka Masala...always accompanied by the Paneer Naan and bottomless Chai Tea. There's always a crowd, which should make this an obvious choice!

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★★★★★

Taste of India has excellent food, but the friendly and efficient service provided by Mohammad and his staff makes it an outstanding favorite of ours! We love the Tandoori Chicken Tikka and the Chicken Tikka Masala...always accompanied by the Paneer Naan and bottomless Chai Tea. There's always a crowd, which should make this an obvious choice!

Pros: Excellent Food and Service

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The food is very tasty, place is well kept. Service is average but the prices are really low as compared to most other restaurants of this category. This is an amazing place and I love visiting it again and again. Sure to recommend!

PROS: Great food, great prices, nice place
CONS: None!

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★★★★☆

The food is very tasty, place is well kept. Service is average but the prices are really low as compared to most other restaurants of this category. This is an amazing place and I love visiting it again and again. Sure to recommend!

PROS: Great food, great prices, nice place
CONS: None!

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Every time we drive past this restaurant it is bursting at the seams with people waiting to be seated. My girlfriend and I, who eat Indian food regularly, decided to try it... It was AWFUL. The food is bland and very Americanized. No flavor. If you love this place, I strongly suggest trying a different place to see what you are missing.

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Every time we drive past this restaurant it is bursting at the seams with people waiting to be seated. My girlfriend and I, who eat Indian food regularly, decided to try it... It was AWFUL. The food is bland and very Americanized. No flavor. If you love this place, I strongly suggest trying a different place to see what you are missing.

Pros: None that I am aware of

Cons: Awful food

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I love Taste of India. The food is excellent, the portions are large, the service is doting, and the prices are right! My favorite dish is the Chicken Tikka Masala, and the garlic naan is to die for. I highly recommend Taste of India.

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I love Taste of India. The food is excellent, the portions are large, the service is doting, and the prices are right! My favorite dish is the Chicken Tikka Masala, and the garlic naan is to die for. I highly recommend Taste of India.

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i have been ti taste od india many time and the food is so bad between 2 or 3 years it beacuse od they chife has been changed. even i stoped give tip to at there restaurants beacuse they don't give tip to there waters. and it always disapoint

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i have been ti taste od india many time and the food is so bad between 2 or 3 years it beacuse od they chife has been changed. even i stoped give tip to at there restaurants beacuse they don't give tip to there waters. and it always disapoint

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I love the food. The wait staff definitely takes care of you and they don't seem to rush you to finish.

It's my favorite choice for takeout too.

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I love the food. The wait staff definitely takes care of you and they don't seem to rush you to finish.

It's my favorite choice for takeout too.

Pros: Takeout, Service

Cons: Parking

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I've been to Indian restaurants all up and down the west coast and let's just say, I've had better. I know Indian food is salty in general(and I know you're supposed to eat it with rice and nan), but this place is WAY TOO salty. You can't taste it when you're there(the temperature makes it less noticeable), but if you get some to-go and you take a bite cold, you can REALLY taste the salt. Other than that, the place is okay...

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★★★☆☆

I've been to Indian restaurants all up and down the west coast and let's just say, I've had better. I know Indian food is salty in general(and I know you're supposed to eat it with rice and nan), but this place is WAY TOO salty. You can't taste it when you're there(the temperature makes it less noticeable), but if you get some to-go and you take a bite cold, you can REALLY taste the salt. Other than that, the place is okay...

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The restaurant is great, the food is cheap and the environment is wonderfully made to give you a sense of having a true indian dinner. The menu is also quite large and is it is possible to find something that everyone will like.

PROS: Great food, low price.
CONS: The restaurant could be a little bigger so that i can fit more people

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★★★★☆

The restaurant is great, the food is cheap and the environment is wonderfully made to give you a sense of having a true indian dinner. The menu is also quite large and is it is possible to find something that everyone will like.

PROS: Great food, low price.
CONS: The restaurant could be a little bigger so that i can fit more people

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Every time I go to Taste, there is a wait, but it's worth it. The food is good, waitstaff are attentive and fast, and you will always leave full and with plenty of delicious leftovers. The beer selection is also impressive. Be careful if you are tall, the cielings are low.

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★★★★★

Every time I go to Taste, there is a wait, but it's worth it. The food is good, waitstaff are attentive and fast, and you will always leave full and with plenty of delicious leftovers. The beer selection is also impressive. Be careful if you are tall, the cielings are low.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: low ceilings

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Great place for great, consistent food with excellent service. Try it and you'll like it!

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Great place for great, consistent food with excellent service. Try it and you'll like it!

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This is great Indian food of the variety that Americans and Western palates are accustomed to. We go there often, and every time I love what we have. As far as comparisons go, they have our favorite naan and raita in town. The service is great and they are always attentive but not overbearing. Lunch is okay to just drop in, but they are almost always very busy in the evening so call ahead to check and perhaps make a reservation.

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★★★★★

This is great Indian food of the variety that Americans and Western palates are accustomed to. We go there often, and every time I love what we have. As far as comparisons go, they have our favorite naan and raita in town. The service is great and they are always attentive but not overbearing. Lunch is okay to just drop in, but they are almost always very busy in the evening so call ahead to check and perhaps make a reservation.

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very good overall. Great nan, large and flavorful and more than just your average selections. We really enjoyed the service as well. One of the top 2 or 3 indian resturants that I have been to in Seattle

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★★★★☆

very good overall. Great nan, large and flavorful and more than just your average selections. We really enjoyed the service as well. One of the top 2 or 3 indian resturants that I have been to in Seattle

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When we went to Taste Of India, we saw much friendlier faces than at Chutney's in Seattle. Taste of India has great service and great food. The only con would be having your water filled constantly, after you take even one sip. We go there all the time and we haven't found a better restaurant.

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★★★★★

When we went to Taste Of India, we saw much friendlier faces than at Chutney's in Seattle. Taste of India has great service and great food. The only con would be having your water filled constantly, after you take even one sip. We go there all the time and we haven't found a better restaurant.

Pros: Inexpensive, Friendly staff, Good food

Cons: Parking lot is small

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One of my favorite places to eat, Taste of India is dependably good indian food. Spinach Naan and Chai are delicious, and they have many excellent main dishes. Mango Curry, Palak Masala, Butter Chicken, Vindaloo and Tandoori dishes are all wonderful. Many variations on each dish so those that are vegetarian or who prefer seafood will be pleased. Service is very attentive, sometimes over attentive but better too much than none at all. Manager is friendly and greets everyone as he is able. Only problems I have had is getting them to make the dishes spicy enough, sometimes we have to send a dish back to be redone. When we say extra spicy, we mean extra spicy!

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One of my favorite places to eat, Taste of India is dependably good indian food. Spinach Naan and Chai are delicious, and they have many excellent main dishes. Mango Curry, Palak Masala, Butter Chicken, Vindaloo and Tandoori dishes are all wonderful. Many variations on each dish so those that are vegetarian or who prefer seafood will be pleased. Service is very attentive, sometimes over attentive but better too much than none at all. Manager is friendly and greets everyone as he is able. Only problems I have had is getting them to make the dishes spicy enough, sometimes we have to send a dish back to be redone. When we say extra spicy, we mean extra spicy!

Pros: good food, attentive service

Cons: trouble getting dish, extra hot and spicy

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... I am going to Taste of India. The service is attentive, the food is outstanding and I can't get enough of that chai.

I have not sampled my way around the menu but I highly recommend the butter chicken.

There's usually parking close. It's not romantic but would be a great casual environment for a first date. Great value (service x quality / price). Rarely a wait. Casual atmosphere. If I remember right entrees are price right around 10ish.

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... I am going to Taste of India. The service is attentive, the food is outstanding and I can't get enough of that chai.

I have not sampled my way around the menu but I highly recommend the butter chicken.

There's usually parking close. It's not romantic but would be a great casual environment for a first date. Great value (service x quality / price). Rarely a wait. Casual atmosphere. If I remember right entrees are price right around 10ish.

Pros: Attentive service, Great value, Bottomless chai!

Cons: Slightly rushed

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Other reviewers have commented negatively on the overly attentive service. Many restaurants fail miserably when you need something simple like an extra napkin - a clean fork - etc. Not Taste of India. If ever you need something more to make your meal complete - simply drink more than 1/4 of your water glass - and a server will be there to refill it - and be available to solve your problem.

Some of the food up the street at Bengal Tiger is better - but the service is lacking in comparison. The only only restaurant I've been to in Seattle with similar service is CJ's eatery.

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★★★★★

Other reviewers have commented negatively on the overly attentive service. Many restaurants fail miserably when you need something simple like an extra napkin - a clean fork - etc. Not Taste of India. If ever you need something more to make your meal complete - simply drink more than 1/4 of your water glass - and a server will be there to refill it - and be available to solve your problem.

Some of the food up the street at Bengal Tiger is better - but the service is lacking in comparison. The only only restaurant I've been to in Seattle with similar service is CJ's eatery.

Pros: Fast Service

Cons: Servers can intrude

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My friends and I went on a Saturday night and had four dishes plus two kinds of naan (flat bread). Three of the four dishes were under-flavored, and two were too heavy. The naans were pleasant but not special, certainly not as good as the amazing ones at Chutneys. Overall the food is not as good as at Chutneys, Raga, Shamiana, nor even the less-renowned India House. On the plus side, table service is unbelievably attentive; our teacups of chai were refilled or topped off more than ten times during the meal! And the menu is very large. I could eat here again, but it would not be my first choice.

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My friends and I went on a Saturday night and had four dishes plus two kinds of naan (flat bread). Three of the four dishes were under-flavored, and two were too heavy. The naans were pleasant but not special, certainly not as good as the amazing ones at Chutneys. Overall the food is not as good as at Chutneys, Raga, Shamiana, nor even the less-renowned India House. On the plus side, table service is unbelievably attentive; our teacups of chai were refilled or topped off more than ten times during the meal! And the menu is very large. I could eat here again, but it would not be my first choice.

Pros: Service, Big menu

Cons: Bland food, Heavy

 

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