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Samrat Indian Restaurant

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701 S Crouse Ave Ste 2, Syracuse, NY 13210-1748
+1 315-479-6051
09:00 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Welcome to Samrat! This place is in a funny spot up in the University Area but don't let that stop you! If you love Indian food like I do then this is the place. It is 3 flights up in an old Rite Aid building but once you get there you will be pleased. They have a lunch buffet as... More 

Thank Tammytigger
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Samrat was an important part of my life when I was a student at SU. When I first started going there as a freshman to satisfy my intense Indian food cravings, the food honestly wasn't that memorable. Then, when I was a junior, I believe that the quality of the food improved immensely. Perhaps they hired a new chef or... More 

Thank Emma E
Syracuse, New York
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

First, the building the restaurant is in was filthy with a funny (urine) smell. Second, when we arrived, the napkins we were given had what appeared to be little crumbs on them. Third, the three sauces that came out appeared to have been already used, as if pulled from another table. The green sauce had a spoon in it, and... More 

Thank Joel D
Bengaluru, India
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763 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 693 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We ate in this restaurant while driving from Buffalo to Massena. Wanted some good Indian food. It was quirt a distance from the highway, but it was worth the effort. There was no one except the staff as we went very late, but food was available. Most of the items were tasty. The place was clean and calm. There is... More 

Thank loki_knows
Massena, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

crazy small restroom but fine food. great atmosphere........ I would eat here again. service met expectations.

Thank MongolRaider
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Went for the first Tim on recommendation of a friend. Started our meal with the Samrat Special soup. It was delicious. Perfectly seasoned and spiced. I had Lamb Tikka Masala and my date had Chicken Vindaloo. Both had excellent flavor. I highly recommend the Taj Mahal beer. One caution. If you don't like it hot, do not order spicy. What... More 

Thank justlovinthefood
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98 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Don't come here expecting anything but really good food and kind people. The lunch buffet is very fine.

Thank ProTraveler54
Syracuse, New York, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I didn't know what to expect but several friends recommended me to go here. Curious about their sign out front for their buffet special, I finally made my way upstairs one day. It is a quaint little spot on the third floor of the building. They were attentive and helpful (as I had never had Indian food before) and made... More 

Thank Robert L
Savannah, Georgia
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202 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

We went for the lunch Buffett and it is good we had a guide with us. The restaurant is very plain and small but the food was hot and very tasty. The cook in small batches and refill the warmers frequently. The price was $9 and we all cfelt it was well worth the price.

Thank David W
Syracuse, NY
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Because Syracuse, NY has a large Asian population, we have a disproportionate number of Middle Eastern, Indian and East Asian food options for a small city. While it's still difficult to find a good Chinese restaurant (though Panda West and Fortune Hawaii fast food aren't bad), there are no less than five Indian restaurants in the Syracuse Metro area, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 S Crouse Ave Ste 2, Syracuse, NY 13210-1748
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-479-6051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?