Houston >Food & Dining > India's Restaurant
5704 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX | Directions 77057-631329.732024 -95.478886
Sun-Sat 11:00-2:30pm, Sun-Thur 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri & Sat 5:00pm-10:30pm
Neighborhoods: Woodlake/ Briar Meadow, Westside
Chicken Vindaloo - Best of the Best – My husband and I have had Indian food in different parts of the world: France, London, Cayman Islands - to name a few. Yet, my heart and my taste buds always come back to India's. This restaurant has superb food. The chicken vindaloo is my favorite dish. The chicken is always tender and the sauce is hot. It sets your mouth on fire but you don't even care because it's that good! The spices and aroma in general are mouth watering. (Literally, my mouth is watering at the moment and I'm not even there!) The prices are reasonable. The restaurant is clean. The staff are friendly and attentive. We have yet to walk out of there unsatisfied and we go quite a lot! We also order and pick up which is nice when we're in the mood to stay home. Excellent, excellent place!!!
Not a good experience if you are an Indian – I agree with the other reviewer. I visited this restaurant even though my Indian friends warned me of the discriminatory behavior of a couple of staff towards them as compared to Americans/non-Indians. But I had the same experience and regretted going. The manager and the waiting staff were rude to us, and didn't care that we were there and seemed excessively courteous to Americans.
They probably only want to cater to non-Indians.
I have never had this feeling before. Even at better and more upscale Indian's restaurants in Houston like Kiran's and Ashiyana.
This is my and my many many friends' opinion, so we have decided to never go there. Ever.
Good luck to them.
Blown away by the food and the staff. – I had not been here for a years. We came in with a group of 7 including my 2.5 year old son and our 6 month old daughter. The second we entered we were greeted by the friendly staff. After we sat my son in the high chair a waiter brought him a balloon which he loved. I asked the waiter to please bring out some plain rice for my son while we waited. Almost instantly it arrived.
The menu is pretty large with all the standard Indian favorites. All of our food was great. Seasoned perfectly and served very quickly.
But what is amazing is the service. I think our table has 3 waiters helping us. They even used the crumb scraper you only see at 5 star places.
I am glad I will be adding India’s to my rotation of Indian places to eat.
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Always Tasty – I come here about once a month, and for a reason. They are always friendly. They give my son a baloon everytime. The buffet is always fresh and has a good selection. The dinner is great too, but a little pricey. By far my favorit Indian food.
Good diversity in dishes – I've been in Houston for 6 years and I'm a big curry lover! India's was, and still is one of the best I've visited and still use it frequently. I'm English and have travelled to India many times. India's, to me, has fused both the British tastes with authentic Indian cuisine. They cater for your needs and will adapted dishes to your tastes and likings. The service is good and the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable. I would recommend India's to any person that wishes to sample Indian food for the first time. My girlfriend had never tried it, and is now hooked! Top marks!
Easily the best Indian in town – I have been to just about Indian restaurant in the Greater Houston area and I have to say that India's is by far the best. The service here alone makes this place a good find. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and attentive and the managers are always around to make sure you're dining experience is nothing short of perfect. It is very reasonably priced and the food is delicious. The chicken tikka and saag paneer are my personal favorites, but it's all very good. The lunch buffet particularly is a steal - one of the better priced Indian lunch buffets in town and it has great variety! I personally love it and I would highly recommend it.
Nice CLEAN Indian restaurant with good food. – I go to India's a couple of times a month, and I like it. Not it's not the most authentic Indian food, and it could use some more spices to kick it up a bit, but all in all, the food is really good. Considering the price, it's a good value relative to the other Indian restaurants around. Sure you can go to Kiran's, BB Place, Ashiani; but your going to pay 1 to 2 times the price (or more) and get a much nicer setting. Service at ALL Indian restaurants is POOR, bar none!! Kiran's is one of the best and most expensive, but the service is horrible!!!
Much better food can be found off Hillcroft around the SW Freeway, but most of the places have never heard the word HYGIENE, and certain don't practice cleanliness. Every time I eat in around that area, I just block it out of my mind and NEVER EVER go to the restrooms, or you?ll never go back.
The bottom-line is simple: Good Food, Clean, Fair Service, and reasonably priced. So I continue to go back.
I'm not trying to be critical or ugly, but face it, most Indians are very cost conscious and they always think prices are too high. I have many Indian friends and they are all very frugal. Immigrants and their next generations are just that way; trust me, I'm Italian and we're the exact same. So when one of my Indian friends tells me ?they are kind of expensive? I take it with a grain of salt. Besides, I?d much rather eat in their homes than go to a restaurant.
BTW-Their buffet price is in-line with most other Indian restaurants in town.
Disappointing Food – My Fiance and I went there for a Saturday night dinner excited about trying out a new Indian place. Being Indian - we might be holding the place to a higher standard but, overall we found the food to be very disappointing. We decided to get two appetizer's and an entree to share. I at first ordered the papri chaat and the waiter suggested we try something else since the papri chaat was not very good that day. What? That is like saying our salad is not very good today...so I had veggie cutlets. They were oily, rubbery, and nasty. Tasted totally nuked. We ordered the malai kofta for dinner. Completely BLAND! No taste whatsoever. I felt like I was eating cream and butter with a fried fritter. Aside from total lack of spice, our food was not properly seasonsed either. Service was very good (which is not common in most Indian restaurants), the waiters were very nice and attentive, and the ambiance was fine. Considering that and since we had heard good things about the place and thought well maybe they were just having an off night. We went back (like idiots) for the buffet - and I totally agree with previous posters. The food was all bad!! There was not one thing on the menu aside from the rice and raita (what does that really say about an indian restaurant) that was worth the very expensive lunch price. Papri chaat was indeed disgusting. Generally the food was oily, stale, and worst of all bland. Save yourself some $$ and go elsewhere.
So disappointing. Spare yourself - go elsewhere for Indian. – I used to eat at India's all the time. I cook Indian dishes myself, and although India's didn't serve much that was unusual, I at least appreciated the quality of what they provided. Over the last six years, however, the food has gotten worse and worse. Smaller portions, cheaper spices used. Now I'm sorry to note they don't even bother spicing some dishes. The Tandoori chicken, for example, is dry and tasteless. It's obvious they aren't even marinating the chicken anymore - just painting it red and (over)roasting it. (Which is odd, because that's the chicken used in Chicken Tikka Masala, a perennial favorite at most restaurants. But at India's the sauce is nothing but tomato and a little butter - no fine spices whatsoever.) The Sag Paneer is just spinach, cubes, and an unspiced cream sauce. (Tastes the same as the spinach at Boston Market.) And be aware, you are expected to pay EXTRA for rice - and given the prices charged by India's, that's just robbery.
Truly the MacDonald's of Indian cuisine, but at a ridiculous price. Really, Houston, we can do better. Go elsewhere.
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