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116 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1002
+1 360-943-3442
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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343 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With two busy one-way streets running through downtown Olympia, you might miss this unless you're looking for it or you're walking. It's just a few blocks from Percival Landing waterfront park, so if you're coming by boat or spending time at the park, it's a good place to try. We stopped by for dinner and had the Korma chicken curry,... More 

Thank TravelingFan22
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Indian BBQ style meats. Chicken, beef chunks, ground beef kabab & shrimp mixed with grilled vegetables & rice. Except for beef chunks chicken & shrimp were fresh & tasty. Right amount of spices hot as I ordered. Service was quick & efficient by the male server/host but too serious & unfriendly. Hence the 3 star rating.

Thank hmalik
Winthrop, Maine
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The food was good, but when you've had the best, nothing quite makes you as happy! The rice was pretty bland, but the sauce from the Butter Chicken made it enjoyable. We've had better samosas and onion bhaji, but their onion kulcha was outstanding. All in all, a good, reasonably priced meal and good service!

Thank Elaine W
Olympia, Washington
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Had early dinner here yesterday. We just moved to Olympia and were looking forward to good Indian food because we had a favorite Indian restaurant in Coconut Grove for several years. I hate to judge anything simply by comparison to a long time favorite but here is my call at this point. The food here is very good. The cilantro... More 

Thank Kim H
Portland, Oregon
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stopped in here to eat about an hour before closing on a Saturday night - on what seemed to be a quiet evening in the restaurant. There are probably 3 or 4 couples quietly dining when we arrived - all of whom were seated near the front of the restaurant. We were led to the second to last table... More 

1 Thank BChamp73
Olympia, Washington
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I have been coming to the lunch buffet for years, and I have never had any food there that I did not find excellent. The variety is also wonderful, offering vegan and vegetarian options as well as those containing meat. The buffet also offers naan brought directly to your table to clean up any sauces, etc. I would never go... More 

Thank dianam41
Bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Owner extremely friendly, food was hot and cooked to perfection. So many times a buffet will provide food that lacks taste, is overcooked, and poor choice selection. Not so at Great Indian Cuisine. The food tastes like it was cooked just for you, tasty, and a great lunch selection. You can't go wrong here.

Thank MMonkelis
San Rafael, California
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We tend to stop for lunch here whenever we are in Olympia, since an Indian buffet is a tasty, quick and healthy lunch. Cheap, too. While this restaurant does not reach the culinary heights of Seattle's buffets, it is a good place for vegetarians and chicken lovers. They usually have yummy desserts as well.

Thank minimuffinlover
Lubbock, Texas
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118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Good TA reviews led us to some great Indian comfort food for dinner. The parking lot adjacent requires some sort of permit until after 5pm when it is free. Highly recommend the Paneer Pasanda, a new dish for us that we thoroughly enjoyed. The menu description was 'home made cheese and dried nuts in a creamy tomato sauce'. We actually... More 

Thank Captain_Hangry
Seattle, Washington
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Wish I had tried this spot before now! Great food, terrific naan and friendly service from the young fellow who waited on us. We had three different types of curry. They came in deceptively small bowls. It was like a bottomless bowl and we all had leftovers despite the small appearance. Mango curry was terrific. We won't be driving to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Indian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1002
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-943-3442

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