Namaste India

★★★★☆
Specialize in Indian clay oven cuisine, including freshly prepared chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Lunch buffet also available
  • 4508 E Independence Blvd

    Charlotte, NC 28205

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  • 704-568-7979

About Namaste India

Hours
Open 7 Days Lunch 11:00am to 2:30pm Dinner 5:30pm to 10:00pm
3.8095 21
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I have been to this resturaunt frequently over the past 4 years- it is our favorite in Charlotte. I was surprised to see the negative reviews here because they don't at all match my experience of the food, service or facility. We go almost exclusively on the weekend, so my experience is based on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Food: excellent, fresh, varied- the buffet although on the "pricey" side at $16 is AMAZING- better than any other indian food i've had. The menu items are also very good, but word to the wise run on the spicy side so order accordingly.
Service: always top notch- the servers are low key but available, and very personable
cleanliness: we have never noticed any problems here either, it is a nicely presented space and well maintained.
ambiance: it is oddly empty- we usually only see 2 or 3 other groups at a time there- this has always baffled us as the food is so good(!)...
Bottom line: If you like Indian food, you need to try Namaste India for yourself. In my opinion, you will be delighted.

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★★★★☆

I have been to this resturaunt frequently over the past 4 years- it is our favorite in Charlotte. I was surprised to see the negative reviews here because they don't at all match my experience of the food, service or facility. We go almost exclusively on the weekend, so my experience is based on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Food: excellent, fresh, varied- the buffet although on the "pricey" side at $16 is AMAZING- better than any other indian food i've had. The menu items are also very good, but word to the wise run on the spicy side so order accordingly.
Service: always top notch- the servers are low key but available, and very personable
cleanliness: we have never noticed any problems here either, it is a nicely presented space and well maintained.
ambiance: it is oddly empty- we usually only see 2 or 3 other groups at a time there- this has always baffled us as the food is so good(!)...
Bottom line: If you like Indian food, you need to try Namaste India for yourself. In my opinion, you will be delighted.

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It's a waste of money and there is nothing else to be said hen everyhting about this place is a bad.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's a waste of money and there is nothing else to be said hen everyhting about this place is a bad.

Pros: None

Cons: Food

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Great food! They had buffet style for dinner which was great for us so we could try a little of everything. The place was clean and there were several great choices on buffet. Our waiter was great. Super friendly! He suggested a nice beer to go with our dinner that we are in love with now.
All in all a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back.

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Great food! They had buffet style for dinner which was great for us so we could try a little of everything. The place was clean and there were several great choices on buffet. Our waiter was great. Super friendly! He suggested a nice beer to go with our dinner that we are in love with now.
All in all a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back.

Pros: Buffet!

Cons: None that we could find!

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Indian has always been one of my favorite and this place is great. Just as good as the best places in London, Seattle or Chicago. l love spicy food but here they are serious about it!

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Indian has always been one of my favorite and this place is great. Just as good as the best places in London, Seattle or Chicago. l love spicy food but here they are serious about it!

Pros: take spicy seriously, tasty

Cons: not much for the decor

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I've been to Namaste a few times but not in a few years. I was reading some of the other negative reviews and decided to revisit to see if it had indeed changed.
The place was pretty empty. During the two hours my friends and I were there, only one other table showed up. In response to the review that said this place is dirty... completely untrue!! It wasn't on my previous visits and it wasn't last night! In fact, I was looking really hard and I couldn't find anything dirty. The server was attentive, nice and polite. And the food was amazing!!!!! The only complaint I have about the food we had (because I sampled everything my friends had, and there were six of us) is about the samosas, they were not as good and others I've had. Otherwise, I think this place deserves another chance. The food speaks for itself and it was fantastic!!! I've never tried their lunch buffet but I'm curious now.

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★★★★☆

I've been to Namaste a few times but not in a few years. I was reading some of the other negative reviews and decided to revisit to see if it had indeed changed.
The place was pretty empty. During the two hours my friends and I were there, only one other table showed up. In response to the review that said this place is dirty... completely untrue!! It wasn't on my previous visits and it wasn't last night! In fact, I was looking really hard and I couldn't find anything dirty. The server was attentive, nice and polite. And the food was amazing!!!!! The only complaint I have about the food we had (because I sampled everything my friends had, and there were six of us) is about the samosas, they were not as good and others I've had. Otherwise, I think this place deserves another chance. The food speaks for itself and it was fantastic!!! I've never tried their lunch buffet but I'm curious now.

Pros: FOOD WAS WONDERFUL!

Cons: i've had better samosas

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Been four times and have been happy each time with service. Food is fantastic. Wait staff friendly and efficient. Excellent Indian food. We are shocked by the negative reviews!

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★★★★☆

Been four times and have been happy each time with service. Food is fantastic. Wait staff friendly and efficient. Excellent Indian food. We are shocked by the negative reviews!

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Have passed it many times - we are Indian food lovers - stopped for lunch with my husband - only about 4 tables had people. Buffet great price $9 and included brazilian food at Brazas. Food was very good and authentic - nice assortment of chutneys - would go back again.

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★★★★☆

Have passed it many times - we are Indian food lovers - stopped for lunch with my husband - only about 4 tables had people. Buffet great price $9 and included brazilian food at Brazas. Food was very good and authentic - nice assortment of chutneys - would go back again.

Pros: Good hot food and price for lunch buffet

Cons: Pakoras a bit dry

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I love that they have buffet for lunch and dinner!! The Vegetable Korma is AMAZING, as is the Chicken Tikka Masala! The service is very attentive and always pleasant. Highly recommend it!

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I love that they have buffet for lunch and dinner!! The Vegetable Korma is AMAZING, as is the Chicken Tikka Masala! The service is very attentive and always pleasant. Highly recommend it!

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no complains about food. but their service makes me never wana go there ever again! such an untrained staff..took forever to take the order, and when i asked about a what exaclty they had in the assorted appetiser, she didnt understand me and told me "WHATEVER!"..we were all shocked and there wasnt any bady to listen our complain..was really a horrible experence! I wont go there again!

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★☆☆☆☆

no complains about food. but their service makes me never wana go there ever again! such an untrained staff..took forever to take the order, and when i asked about a what exaclty they had in the assorted appetiser, she didnt understand me and told me "WHATEVER!"..we were all shocked and there wasnt any bady to listen our complain..was really a horrible experence! I wont go there again!

Pros: NONE

Cons: EVERY POSSIBLE!

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Providing a seperate hall for a group party is the only advantage there. Food was not only stale but had Fish in vegeterian curry and which was served to few friends in our group. On notifying, the vegeatble was renamed to make it Non-Vegeterian. But there was no apology for people's personal and religious feelings.
Ultimately, we paid in the range of $17 per person for single veg curry & nan , exluding drinks, gratuity and taxes.
With this kind of food, treatment and cost, I dont find it anywhere comparable to other Indian Restaurants in Charlotte vicinity.

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★☆☆☆☆

Providing a seperate hall for a group party is the only advantage there. Food was not only stale but had Fish in vegeterian curry and which was served to few friends in our group. On notifying, the vegeatble was renamed to make it Non-Vegeterian. But there was no apology for people's personal and religious feelings.
Ultimately, we paid in the range of $17 per person for single veg curry & nan , exluding drinks, gratuity and taxes.
With this kind of food, treatment and cost, I dont find it anywhere comparable to other Indian Restaurants in Charlotte vicinity.

Pros: Separate hall for group of people

Cons: High price with limited choices in buffet, bad customer service

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Namaste India is the worst Indian restaurant in Charlotte area from all perspective.

Hospitality:
Let me begin with their hospitality. We had a big group and when I arrived there, no one cared to show courtesy to ask us to sit for almost 10 minutes. I had to personally go and check with the waiter where to sit.
The waiter was so rude that he did not care to ask if we were going for buffet or ala-carte.

Pricing:
They had the same buffet items which were there in lunch buffet which was priced at $8 and when you go in the evening, the price was 16.95 which is not shown anywhere, it is simply imposed on you. So beaware.

Food Quality:
Not sure how come the sanitation dept has given them clean chit as their food was stinking. Some of the items were spoilt and we complained to them regarding that and they comfortably said, why don't you take other than those ones. Not worth the price you are paying, you could enjoy a great dinner probably in Olive Garden (just next door) spending less money.

Limited vegetarian choices:
There was only one Veggie item and the other which they 'claimed' had fish in it so they admitted their mistake and quickly changed the label. The person who is primarily vegetarian is paying almost double for something which he/she won't even touch.

Overall, it is the worst Indian restaurant, a better place would be Saffron in Ayrsley blvd or Bombay Grille on Pineville-Matthews rd (Hwy 51).

Dont go there even if they offer free food because from what I could figure, they recycle their food items over days and days.

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★☆☆☆☆

Namaste India is the worst Indian restaurant in Charlotte area from all perspective.

Hospitality:
Let me begin with their hospitality. We had a big group and when I arrived there, no one cared to show courtesy to ask us to sit for almost 10 minutes. I had to personally go and check with the waiter where to sit.
The waiter was so rude that he did not care to ask if we were going for buffet or ala-carte.

Pricing:
They had the same buffet items which were there in lunch buffet which was priced at $8 and when you go in the evening, the price was 16.95 which is not shown anywhere, it is simply imposed on you. So beaware.

Food Quality:
Not sure how come the sanitation dept has given them clean chit as their food was stinking. Some of the items were spoilt and we complained to them regarding that and they comfortably said, why don't you take other than those ones. Not worth the price you are paying, you could enjoy a great dinner probably in Olive Garden (just next door) spending less money.

Limited vegetarian choices:
There was only one Veggie item and the other which they 'claimed' had fish in it so they admitted their mistake and quickly changed the label. The person who is primarily vegetarian is paying almost double for something which he/she won't even touch.

Overall, it is the worst Indian restaurant, a better place would be Saffron in Ayrsley blvd or Bombay Grille on Pineville-Matthews rd (Hwy 51).

Dont go there even if they offer free food because from what I could figure, they recycle their food items over days and days.

Pros: Banquet hall but can't think of anything else

Cons: Bad service, bad food, high price, limited choices, average ambience, noisy because of twin restaurat

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Last night a friend and I had dinner at Namaste upon a recommendation from my brother. I am sorry to say that the dinner did not live up to his recommendation or to our expectations.

First of all, after being seated, we waited for ten minutes for our waiter to take our drinks order and after he still did not make his presence known, we had to call him to our table. His name was Perry, as I found out from my credit card receipt, since he never introduced himself to us. (There were only three other occupied tables with two people at each one in the entire restaurant.)

We ordered our entrees based on the waiter?s recommendations: dishes of tandoori ?leg of lamb? and chicken with raisins, almonds, and other ingredients, along with the request that the dished be prepared ?medium spicy? when the waiter asked how we would like them cooked.

I was sorely disappointed with even the appearance of the food upon its arrival at our table. The portions were hardly sufficient for one person, and much less for two to share given price of $15 for each entree. Neither did the dishes match the descriptions provided in the menu, with the raisins, almonds, and other ingredients in the chicken dish missing entirely. The $15 tandoori ?leg of lamb? consisted of 4 small bite-size pieces of meat so tough and gristly it could neither be cut nor eaten. It was meat unworthy of serving to a dog! The medium-spicy dishes we expected were altogether flavorless and when we complained to our waiter, the best he could offer to remedy the situation was a side dish of hot chili sauce. He never offered to replace or substitute those dishes.

Finally, twenty minutes after our dishes were cleared, Perry arrived at our table to take our orders for desert, which we declined. Perry then presented us with our check and after we paid, he returned with my credit card receipt without a single thank-you or apology. I felt robbed of my hard-earned money and embarrassed for my companion.

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★☆☆☆☆

Last night a friend and I had dinner at Namaste upon a recommendation from my brother. I am sorry to say that the dinner did not live up to his recommendation or to our expectations.

First of all, after being seated, we waited for ten minutes for our waiter to take our drinks order and after he still did not make his presence known, we had to call him to our table. His name was Perry, as I found out from my credit card receipt, since he never introduced himself to us. (There were only three other occupied tables with two people at each one in the entire restaurant.)

We ordered our entrees based on the waiter?s recommendations: dishes of tandoori ?leg of lamb? and chicken with raisins, almonds, and other ingredients, along with the request that the dished be prepared ?medium spicy? when the waiter asked how we would like them cooked.

I was sorely disappointed with even the appearance of the food upon its arrival at our table. The portions were hardly sufficient for one person, and much less for two to share given price of $15 for each entree. Neither did the dishes match the descriptions provided in the menu, with the raisins, almonds, and other ingredients in the chicken dish missing entirely. The $15 tandoori ?leg of lamb? consisted of 4 small bite-size pieces of meat so tough and gristly it could neither be cut nor eaten. It was meat unworthy of serving to a dog! The medium-spicy dishes we expected were altogether flavorless and when we complained to our waiter, the best he could offer to remedy the situation was a side dish of hot chili sauce. He never offered to replace or substitute those dishes.

Finally, twenty minutes after our dishes were cleared, Perry arrived at our table to take our orders for desert, which we declined. Perry then presented us with our check and after we paid, he returned with my credit card receipt without a single thank-you or apology. I felt robbed of my hard-earned money and embarrassed for my companion.

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i frequent indian restaurant and i must say the service and food were excellent. i almost missed the it trying to get there, but i made it. they have an extensive menu. the medley is cooked two ways regular and some style that enclosed the medley in bread. AMAZING!!! a must try. get it spicy.

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★★★★★

i frequent indian restaurant and i must say the service and food were excellent. i almost missed the it trying to get there, but i made it. they have an extensive menu. the medley is cooked two ways regular and some style that enclosed the medley in bread. AMAZING!!! a must try. get it spicy.

Pros: quick service, location

Cons: not in my town

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Best Indian food in Charlotte by far!! Highly Recommended to everyone!!

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★★★★★

Best Indian food in Charlotte by far!! Highly Recommended to everyone!!

Pros: Service, Food, Great Value

Cons: None

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We went to the restaurant during our recent visit and dint find it that great. We went to another restaurant the next day in down town and found it better.

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★★★★☆

We went to the restaurant during our recent visit and dint find it that great. We went to another restaurant the next day in down town and found it better.

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Great Indian food, best there is in Charlotte! Lunch buffet is an especially good value.

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★★★★★

Great Indian food, best there is in Charlotte! Lunch buffet is an especially good value.

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For my wife's birthday, we decided to break out and try something different. She really had a hankerin for good Indian food, so upon reading reviews on several restaraunts, we decided on this little gem. And we didn't regret it. The moment we walked in we were greated promptly. There are plenty of selections to choose from. The food comes out fresh and delicious. I had the lamb grilled in their clay oven marinated in yogart, ginger, and garlic. It was delicious!! We also ordered some Nann bread to compliment it and that was prepared fresh as well. Wonderful food and definitely worth recommending.

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For my wife's birthday, we decided to break out and try something different. She really had a hankerin for good Indian food, so upon reading reviews on several restaraunts, we decided on this little gem. And we didn't regret it. The moment we walked in we were greated promptly. There are plenty of selections to choose from. The food comes out fresh and delicious. I had the lamb grilled in their clay oven marinated in yogart, ginger, and garlic. It was delicious!! We also ordered some Nann bread to compliment it and that was prepared fresh as well. Wonderful food and definitely worth recommending.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Well priced

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Namaste is definitely one of my favorite restaurants. Not only is the chef amazing, but so is the table service and bar. Their authentic cuisine is unparalleled in the Charlotte area. Food can be ordered in a variety of temperatures and servers are willing to accommodate to all tastes. Namaste India is a great new restaurant; I highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

Namaste is definitely one of my favorite restaurants. Not only is the chef amazing, but so is the table service and bar. Their authentic cuisine is unparalleled in the Charlotte area. Food can be ordered in a variety of temperatures and servers are willing to accommodate to all tastes. Namaste India is a great new restaurant; I highly recommend it.

Pros: Great food, great service

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Finally Charlotte has an Indian Restaurant that can compete with any in bigger cities! The service was great and the food even better! I've been several times and each time had a great dish. I Can't wait to go again!

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★★★★★

Finally Charlotte has an Indian Restaurant that can compete with any in bigger cities! The service was great and the food even better! I've been several times and each time had a great dish. I Can't wait to go again!

Pros: good atmosphere, great decorations, excellent food

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Namaste India is the best indian food I have found yet in Charlotte. Not only does the menu offer a great variety of choices and value, but the ambience and service are also excellent. The wait staff is very knowledgeable in the dishes offered and are willing to accomodate any special requests or go the extra step to make dining a pleasurable experience. It has become a weekly favorite of mine. Highly recommended!!!

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★★★★★

Namaste India is the best indian food I have found yet in Charlotte. Not only does the menu offer a great variety of choices and value, but the ambience and service are also excellent. The wait staff is very knowledgeable in the dishes offered and are willing to accomodate any special requests or go the extra step to make dining a pleasurable experience. It has become a weekly favorite of mine. Highly recommended!!!

Pros: Service, Value, Quality

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I'm a native Charlottean and I've eaten Indian food in the New York, the U. K. and Amsterdam. Charlotte finally has an Indian Restaurant that can compete with Indian food in larger cities. It is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC and can be ordered in mild, medium or hot. My husband was not familar with Indian food but LOVED IT, too.

Please try it even if you have never tasted Indian food. It can be a little spicy but you can order it MILD. There are various dishes using Chicken, Seafood and Lamb. Bon appetite!

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I'm a native Charlottean and I've eaten Indian food in the New York, the U. K. and Amsterdam. Charlotte finally has an Indian Restaurant that can compete with Indian food in larger cities. It is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC and can be ordered in mild, medium or hot. My husband was not familar with Indian food but LOVED IT, too.

Please try it even if you have never tasted Indian food. It can be a little spicy but you can order it MILD. There are various dishes using Chicken, Seafood and Lamb. Bon appetite!

Pros: GREAT FOOD, Good service, Good location

 

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