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14130 Culver Dr, Ste M, Irvine, CA 92604-0314
+1 949-857-4858
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Irvine, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

For the past few months. my husband and I have gotten food from here. For the most part the food is ok, but there have been several issues. First off, when you order to go, the containers are not well sealed and by the time the food gets home, it's soaked through the bag. Secondly, they add bread on the... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

So I gather this place has been around for a while but on the evidence of last night I struggle to understand how. It’s fairly big and has a sort of dank, spartan feel to it. It feels like those low budget all you can eat buffets, and at lunchtime I gather that's exactly what it is. Indeed evidence of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Clearly one of the worst experiences I had. The guy (slightly older guy) took his own sweet time to coem and take the order, he takes even longer to come back with the drinks and we had an agonizing wait to get what we orders. After paying he did'nt have the courtesy to even say hi or bye or even... More 

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Thank Mohan N
Orange County, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Went on a Friday evening at around 8 pm. Took some guests with me to introduce them to Indian food. Have been to the place over the past years sporadically but this was the first visit in some years. There were a lot of people dining. There was no buffet offered for dinner so we decided to order from the... More 

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Thank FirstVoyager
Nuevo, CA
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242 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We ate here as a party of 4 for my mother's birthday. The entire staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The food was great and the quantity of portion size was average for the price paid. Between the 4 of us we had Chicken Tikka, Chicken Masala, and Lamb Jalfrezi. Also the samosas were some of the best I have... More 

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Thank deamole
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Good price for lunch buffet but the food variety is poor. I expected better variety. Go there if you are looking to have a quick bite to eat.

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Thank Hessam T
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Very bad service and they are so conservative, to save money, we keep asking for BBQ Chicken, and they didn't even bring no more chicken after 1.30pm, make sure always be there by 12.30pm, or you can not get you favorite meal.

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Thank Jibssy
Irvine
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Fresh salad, Indian samosas, chicken tikka, Fish kebab, Lamb curry, Masala chicken curry, fresh garlic Nan etc etc. Big selection of food with very low priced buffett.

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Thank Kris K
Irvine, California
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We were sadly in need of some TLC, (and the endorphins that come from spicy Indian food) and at first we thought we had made a big mistake to come to India Cook House to find it. We are seniors who don't eat much, and don't like to waste food. Normally, we are always allowed to share, and offered to... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

Waiter rushes our order. Then we wait patiently for 40 minutes. Inquire politely re: status of our food. "It'll only be another 20 minutes." No apology, no indication that this is anything out of the ordinary. We're not alone; other tables have waited nearly as long as we have. Manager says, "we make the food one order at a time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14130 Culver Dr, Ste M, Irvine, CA 92604-0314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-857-4858

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?