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“Our "go to" for Indian food”
Review of Taste of India

Taste of India
Ranked #181 of 1,806 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: US$ 1 - US$ 29
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Description: Experience the best Indian dining in the Richmond area at Taste of India where we create authentic dishes infused with fresh spices and the flavor of old India. Lovers of Indian food will appreciate the effort and passion we put into each entree while we work tirelessly to offer uncompromising quality and dedication to customer service. The warm and inviting atmosphere is one you'll recognize as soon as you walk through the door. Our Tandoori Oven Chef Specialties are always a hit, with favorites like Tandoori Chicken, Boti Kebab, or Malai Tikka. Our meats, seafood, poultry and vegetables are marinated in yogurt, herbs and a special combination of delectable and aromatic spices for 24 hours. The pieces are skewered and baked to perfection, yielding a unique savory charcoal flavor infused into the food and resulting in extreme tenderness. You and your guests will be sure to leave satisfied. Taste of India also has plenty of appetizers and breads to share, as well as chicken, lamb, and Halal items that will make your mouth water for more. Join us at Taste of India for weekly dinner specials, a lunch buffet, and a Wednesday night buffet. We have a large number of vegetarian menu items as well. Whatever the occasion, make it one to remember with the authentic flavors at Taste of India.
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A great selection of Indian food, I recommend the Lamb vindaloo but I've never been disappointed with the chicken or the goat with any of their sauces. There isn't usually a wait for a table, but their take-out is getting busy so the kitchen can be slow on the weekend. Four beers on tap including King Fisher. A little on the pricy side but there is usually enough food to take some home.

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Lorie P, Owner at Taste of India, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thanks for that glowing recommendation! We're happy to hear the Lamb Vindaloo impressed you as did the selection overall. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best,
Taste of India

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Spacious with white table clothes and red napkins. Lunch buffet is varied with salad and soup and traditional buffet desserts. Nice assortment of chicken, goat and tofu meat entrees. The Nan is very good and is cooked to order so there is a bit of a wait. I actually went back for more of the meat sauces just for dipping. Will definitely go back when in the area.

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Lorie P, Owner at Taste of India, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Joel, thanks for the kind words about our place! It's great the lunch buffet impressed with its variety and that you're already making plans to come see us again. We can't wait!

Best,
Taste of India

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Our friends from Richmond, VA took us to this absolutely wonderful Indian restaurant near where they lived. We arrived just as they opened for dinner. On Wednesday nights they have an open buffet - which was delicious. We were given fresh hot naan to start our meal. They had a variety of traditional salads and Dal soup. Main entrees consisted of a variety of rice dishes, paneers, tandoori chicken and lamp chops and other dishes I couldn't pronounce. We sampled almost everything on the buffet. Everything was hot, and authentic! For dessert they had rice pudding and dough balls in syrup. If you try the chutney, beware - this is HOT!

I prepare a lot of dishes from India and this restaurant is right at the top of my list for great places to eat! We will definitely visit this place again.

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Lorie P, Owner at Taste of India, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Carolyn, you have some great friends! Haha, we're thrilled you had a great experience with us and that the buffet was a hit. Thanks for the support, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Best,
Taste of India

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We took my mother and my brother out for a delicious Indian fare and to our surprise, a blues band was playing for the evening! The food was delicious and each of us tried something new and delectable. I always like the Tika Masala Chicken so shared a bit around the table. The service was shared by two of the ladies but we were well taken care of for such a busy evening. It took about 1 and a half hours for dining. The band (sorry I cannot remember their name) was three members that played exquisitely well. It was a fun time, thunderstorm in background did not dampen the mood. It was quite enjoyable!!

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Lorie P, Owner at Taste of India, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Vanessa, thanks for the kind words about our food and place. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and that the Tikka Masala was a hit. Hope to see you again soon!

All the best,
Taste of India

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

if this place was a snake, it would bite you! That's how tucked away this cozy restaurant is. Really enjoyed the food here as it was quite tasty! The staff were very friendly and I was impressed with their knowledge of the menu and food. I keep hearing about the Wed night buffet and I plan to come back just for that. The Papdum (an accompaniment) was one the best I've had as was the Palak Paneer. The food here is very good and I plan to frequent often as they have a healthy menu selection.

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Lorie P, Owner at Taste of India, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Haha, thanks for the kind words about our food and team, Simona! We love getting to share any information about our food and are happy to answer all questions. It's great to hear the Papdum and Palak Paneer were hits! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

All the best,
Taste of India

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