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Gateway to India

2603 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7204
+1 253-552-5022
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“garlic naan” (6 reviews)
“samosas” (4 reviews)
“lentil soup” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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2603 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7204
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Reviews (81)
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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.

1  Thank ncrscholar
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The buffet here has a decent number of choices and most of it is good, although I'd avoid the goat which tasted like gristle. Everything else I've had here is tasty. The restaurant is clean, the service is good, and it's fun to come to...More

Thank Yessyhara
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We live in Sequim and always try a Indian restaurant when we can . The food here is so yummy! Everything at the Buffett was so delicious. It was the best Indian food we've had in a very long time. I can't wait to go...More

Thank Sassysings
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a bit of a 'hole in the wall' restaurant. Like many along 6th ave in this area of Tacoma, it doesn't look like much from the outside, and the inside looks a bit on the shopworn side. However, the food is good, the...More

Thank TAGTripAd
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I've been going to Gateway to India for years and have always been satisfied with the experience. We've even ordered to-go, as well as used them to cater an occasion. The owner is generally on hand making sure everything is ran smoothly and is a...More

Thank Kelscreator
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Plenty of choices on the menu and at the buffet. Don't let the buffet lead you to believe that this is a "run of the mill" cheapo joint. Service is good, portion sizes are a value and the taste delivers.

Thank mblam7
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Expensive and the quality is not worthy!! The meal size not enough for adults its kids size. The service not bad but still need to be better.

Thank Suzan H
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RichandJen H
Do they have a Buffet and what are the prices if they do?
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail