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Cafe India

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19817 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6707
+1 425-744-0799
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Seattle
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is only for the lunch buffet. Holding fast against rising Indian buffet prices, Cafe India as of 2017 is a bargain at $7.99/person. At 20+ items, Cafe India has something for most anyone, including this vegetarian, where every day there are at least four main dishes without meat. Starting off there's the requisite mixed salad and a very... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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376 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lamb samosa okay but the veggie pakoras delish. Loved the side sauces. Garlic naan a must. The fish curry best I've ever had. Can't remember the lamb curry we had, but it was spicy and had onions, very good. Galub jamun is a dessert that is required to have. Their version was great. I believe Rose water was in there,... More 

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Everett
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Mediocre food and variety in the buffet. Silence in the dining room because their sound system was broken (though an infomercial ran continuosly on the big screen TV without sound). Duct tape and celephane tape (almost) holding together the towel dispenser in the dingy old men's room. Lack of service or communication by "servers".

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Thank musicfanatic
Lynnwood, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have been going to Cafe India for years and never have had a bad meal. We have had items all over the menu and they are consistently well prepared and tasty. The Tandoori Chicken is never dried out (which is a complaint I have in other Indian restaurants) and I have never experienced a better Chicken Korma anywhere else.... More 

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Thank R444chang
Seattle, Washington
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263 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This little place is right off one of the busier roads so while you're enjoying the delicious meal, you'll be treating to traffic noise. The staff is really nice and the food is delicious but I didn't like the vibe as much. The chicken curry dishes are recommended.

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Thank Hung T
Marysville, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The food was very tasty and staff very friendly. I would love to visit again. I enjoyed the food only thing for me was not so good that was the name of this restaurant. They should change from Cafe to Indian restaurant or any good name.

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Thank _raghvir_swiss
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

We had only arrived and were looking for a place to eat after having had difficulty finding our hotel. This restaurant was nearby and was open with a few cars in the parking lot. We decided to try it even though it was only 6 PM (8 PM our body time). The restaurant had only take-out customers while we were... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

In town for another two-day conference; wife made me promise we'd go to Cafe India for lunch at least once if she came along; that was easy since I planned to anyway! If possible, the food and service was even better than last time we were in town. Every single item was really tasty (I just had to try a... More 

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Thank M B Y
Seattle, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

tried this place because was in area. Looks like a hole in the wall type place but these are usually the best ones. The décor is dated but the food was great! Some different options than most 'popular' Indian places. The portions are big and the prices are lower than most other Indian places too! I've only been for dinner.... More 

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Thank Becca1506
Whidbey Island, Washington
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

The whole buffet was enjoyable; hot, fresh, not overcooked like so many Indian buffets are. The korma is especially good. Great price value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19817 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6707
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lynnwood
  • Phone Number: +1 425-744-0799
Description
Has lunch buffet & dinner menu, or take-out. Big yellow sign on busy 44th street.

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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?