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Dusmesh Indian Restaurant

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944 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1065
+1 513-221-8900
11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

TripAdvisor led me here on a drive through Cincinnati from Detroit and it did not let me down. Older but nice decor, low-key, friendly staff and an excellent buffet for the price. All-around very, very good! Outside signage is a little bit subtle, so don't let it take you by surprise as you drive by.

Thank Chris C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I'd been there a few times for dinner, but this past April (2016) I had the opportunity to try the lunch buffet. It's fantastic. There are lots of vegetarian options, but meat-lovers will be happy too. I actually prefer Dusmesh to any of the other nearby Indian restaurants, but old habits are hard to break and several of my friends... More 

Thank Terry B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

On the advice of an Indian friend, I took my wife out to dinner here. Delicious! My wife ordered Chicken Vindaloo, and I ordered Lamb Vindaloo. Our server asked each of us how spicy we would like it, using a scale of 1 to 6, with 6 being the spiciest. We were pleasantly surprised to be able to customize the... More 

Thank Michael M
North Bethesda, Maryland
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Dusmesh offers your standard North Indian fare, cooked to perfection in a funky converted house. The dishes are available in a range of spices and served reasonably quickly. The staff is friendly and engaging and there is no fee for BYOB.

Thank Mike G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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214 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Drove over from airport, although not as close as led to believe. We shared a few items including Channa Chat, Biti Kabab, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta and Naan. Food was ok, setting was not great. Old house, uncomfortable booths, cold air blowing.... We were hungry, reasonable prices, did the trick.

Thank Mark C
Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I go to this restaurant every time I'm in Cincinnati for work/visiting friends (which is fairly often). I have yet to be disappointed by anything I've ordered. The staff are friendly, the food is served quickly and hot, and the prices are reasonable. This is my favourite Indian restaurant in the area, and that's saying a lot as there are... More 

Thank Hendesm
Greater Cincinnati
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Dusmesh is a very good Clifton neighborhood Indian restaurant. Try the buffet for lunch - open later than typical on weekends (3:00 PM). The food is very reliable and reasonably priced. The restaurant has no liquor license, but you're welcome to bring your own beverage alcohol (no corkage fee!).

Thank Robert B
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I walked in the restaurant to wonderful smells of Indian food. I was excited for a new place to eat. I went to the bathroom and was disgusted by how dirty the bathroom door and how poorly the bathroom was cleaned. It ruined my dining experience and I could only wonder how the kitchen looked. The buffet had many different... More 

Thank Chuck S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

So many flavors and enticing smells... At first glance the amazing smelling lamb biryani appeared to be a huge dish. Although delicious, I expected much more than 6 small cubes of lamb. I kept digging around the rice before exasperatedly giving up. The abundance of basmati rice, however, was hot and delicious and more than enough. The samosas, pakoras, chicken,... More 

Thank spectactic
Oldsmar, Florida
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Dusmesh was Cincinnati's best Indian restaurant -- until it changed hands a couple of years ago. I regret to report that it's gone downhill dreadfully. My last trip there, I even told the owner how disappointed I had been the previous time, and although he promised to personally oversee my 'dining experience,' the Tandoori chicken was served barely lukewarm, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 944 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1065
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighbourhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 513-221-8900
I provided the link to Dusmesh's Google listing because they do not have an official company hosted web page. Indian, Buffet and Vegetarian
$10-15 per entree

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