Featuring a good selection of meat and vegetarian dishes, this is one of the few Indian restaurants in the St. Louis area. Curry-seasoned rice with ... More
House of India Restaurant
Featuring a good selection of meat and vegetarian dishes, this is one of the few Indian restaurants in the St. Louis area. Curry-seasoned rice with lentils, peas and Indian cheeses are among the vegetarian favorites. Non-vegetarians should try the prawn shish-kebab, spicy jumbo shrimp cooked in a tandoor oven, a traditional clay oven that is used to prepare a variety of fish and meats. The meats are served with rice and an assortment of sauces. A good desert on offer is the mango-flavored ice cream. If you are less sure of what you want and would like to try out a variety of Indian foods, the lunch buffet is a good choice.
I probably have eaten Indian food in about 100 restaurants around the United States. I have eaten at House of India maybe 25 times as I am not local but of all the Indian restaurants from NY to LA to Houston, I would put Taste of India in the top 5-7 for overall food and service. It is always a joy to go there.
We went there on christmas day. Reached there at 2:05 pm. They were closing at 2:30 pm. They immediately told us to take whatever we wanted and after 5 minutes they started picking up the buffet. We requested them to wait at least we were finished. But they simply picked up the food. and made three rounds to our table pressuring us to quickly finish and go. This is the first time in my 20 years in the US, that a restaurant won't even wait for its customers to finish. Literally we had to run to get whatever we could.
Left a very bad taste in mouth. I would never go to this restaurant and would not recommend it to any one. Food was okay but they didn't have a concept of customer service. Go there only if you want to feel unwanted.
House of India is awesome!!!
I've been to India and the food here in this restaurant is even better
We loved the food and enjoyed every moment there
The mango lassi was the best and also the chicken tikka and the palak paneer
Don't eat here if you know anything about indian food.
Let me preface this review by stating that half of my family is pakistani and my best friend is indian. I have grown up eating pakistani and indian food. The food was just really bad, inedibly so. The chicken biryani I ordered was completely dayglow orange and covered in oil. Biryani should not be saturated in tumeric, saffron or oil, but should be fragrant and aromatic. Plus the taste was just inedible. The pakora and samosas were mediocre, as was the raita which had this wierd after taste. I don't know how you mess up raita. The vegetarian dish my friend ordered was also saturated in oil to an insane degree and mediocre. I was stunned by the poor quality of the food given the reviews here. The food was obviously meant to be served to a clientele that is unfamilar with indian food and wouldn't know that what is being served to them is extremely mediocre.
I love the House of India. They have excellent food - so full of flavor. If you have not tried it before, hit their buffett during lunch. You get to sample a wide variety of foods and can determine your likes and dislikes. For example, I found out I don't like coconut milk cooked in food.
I usually get the buffet during lunchtime. I have never been here for dinner. But lemme tell you, this is probably my favorite indian buffet in st. louis. Excellent selection. Wonderous curry. And vegetarian friendly.
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