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Flavor of India

3026 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3304
+1 805-682-6561
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (9 reviews)
“naan” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (5 reviews)
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3026 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3304
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Solid Indian. Their mango chicken is awesome. Do not miss this dish. Service and ambience also very nice. Great spot.

Thank orthobass
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I do more take out from here than dine in, but dining in is very solid too. They work hard, the food is consistently good. They don't make mistakes and I am very satisfied. (having said that, the pappadoms were stale last night). It is...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Across the street from our hotel, this was a very good Indian restauraunt and reasonably priced. Service was very good.

Thank SFTravelGuy
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We eat Indian food at least once a week and travel extensively. The lunch buffet had a good selection of dishes but they were lackluster. The chicken had gristle in it and we couldn't cut it because there were no knives to cut it. The...More

Thank ghogsett
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Pros 1. Good food. 2. Two pappad with meal. 3. Liked paneer tikka. Cons 1. Price. 2. Playing religious hindu worship music while customers are eating meat. I did not find this ethical and hurt my sentiments. 3. Sitting arrangement very crowded. 4. Waiter forgets...More

Thank Sherry T
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here and we both commented that we wish our local Indian restaurant would come to Flavor of India to learn how to cook. Lamb was so tender and the flavors, even though we order mild for my wife, were...More

Thank mwsloan
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I ate there with my wife who is a vegetarian(not my fault)huge selection on the menu to choose from and the food we chose was delicious the decor of the restaraunt was very nice and the staff were very helpful if you enjoy really nice...More

Thank grant592015
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We spend 12 years near Vancouver Canada where there is a huge East Indian community and plenty of Indian restaurants to choose from. It's much harder to find Indian food on the central coast but we've been to this restaurant quite a few times for...More

Thank radar60
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I ate there with a friend who lives in Santa Barbara as she is a Vegan. I had the buffet and was not impressed as it seemed to be watered-down India food. It was certainly very busy, however, I have eaten much better options.

Thank Kathie M
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were nearby and could smell their food so we popped in for lunch. It's a buffet with a good, but limited selection of food. Proteins with curry, tandori, masala served with great naan and almost the best rice pudding I've ever had. They had...More

Thank phxwilsons
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3026 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-682-6561
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