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Gateway to India

2603 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7204
+1 253-552-5022
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“garlic naan” (7 reviews)
“lentil soup” (5 reviews)
“indian food” (21 reviews)
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5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
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2603 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7204
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The food we had was not bad but nothing special,the appetizer and main dish seemed to taste the same ... nothing special or distinctive; it didn't seem like the cook put much care or attention into the food. Our server did not come over to...More

Thank Colibri124
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I would recommend this Indian restaurant in comparison to the one in Puyallup. I would skip the lunch buffet, poor choices and less flavorful. I would recommend ordering from the menu and they are always are kind enough to provide lentil soup as an appetizer....More

Thank 712gurpreetm
Reviewed 10 September 2017

If you are looking for Indian food in Tacoma, venture up 6th Ave to the Gateway of India. The food has been consistent quality in both flavor and texture. I have always found the staff to be more than helpful when indecision occurs in your...More

Thank dandreassen
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A happy accident finding this place. Had the lunch buffet and it was on the small side but that is the only negative thing I can say. Great flavors like you would expect from India cuisine. A good variety but all small and fresh. Very...More

Thank Shawn A
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here for years and love the lunch buffet. Just around the corner from the University if Puget Sound. Miss CJ and his smile.

Thank W.H. D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

3 of us waited with so much anticipation to try the lunch buffet on one Monday, we arrived at 1:30pm, grabbing for the door, it wouldn't open, no notices anywhere in the front of restaurant why restaurant was closed on that particular day.

Thank pontidav
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Straight up, this is my favorite place to eat in Tacoma. Fabulous authentic curries and other Indian food (make sure to get garlic naan and their spiced chai tea with your meal!). The lunch buffet is amazing. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stopped in for dinner on a whim one Saturday night. Delicious food, warm and inviting atmosphere, and curteous and helpful staff. Generous portions at more than reasonable prices - my husband and I each got an entree (which comes with rice and a cup of...More

Thank SarahCNInSeattle
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Earnest wait-persons. The appetizers were soggy, overcooked, all tasted the same. The other dishes overcooked. Not one thing was fresh, crisp or attractive. Hot dishes served in little copper containers that tried very hard to tip over. Hard to pass. Stemmed top heavy water glasses...More

Thank LLyn D
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful lunch buffet, and it's affordable! The staff is attentive and informative if you have questions about the food. I was impressed with the vegetarian and gluten free options.

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RichandJen H
24 May 2016|
Response from mediacritic | Reviewed this property |
yes at lunch. prices are modest . . . about $10/person at lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2603 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7204
  • Public Transportation: route 1 on 6th Ave
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-552-5022
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