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India House

418 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2305
+1 805-962-5070
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible33%
24 Mar 2018
“Great Indian Food”
3 Aug 2016
“Worst experience in restaurant dining!”
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10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
$$ - $$$
418 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2305
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

India House serves great Indian food in Santa Barbara, CA. Beautiful decor with traditional food, i loved Gulab jamun with rosted papad and salad. Friendly staff and highly expensive

Thank udaym2016
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

If I had known the restaurant was going out of business sometime in the near future, I never would have gone in. The decor was very cute and the sign outside said the food was "the best Indian food". Unfortunately, the new owners felt that...More

Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off in Santa Barbara on trip from San Francisco to LA. It was graduation weekend and everywhere full but they had space so we ate here. Beautiful traditional decor - very colourful. Good food and very pleasant staff. Also reasonable. As we left place...More

Thank jaenm13
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I went for the vegetarian items at the buffet and all were very tasty. There is a good selection of meat entrees too. Friendly staff, nice porch, and interesting decor with lots of colorful lamps also made for a good visit.

Thank BillWeir
Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Terrible food, I usually don't write reviews but the kind of food we had here I thought of sharing with others.

Thank kapil m
Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Just checked my credit card payment and they have taken 50 dollars more than they should .we should of known as we were the only people in there and the sauce tasted like tomoto soup

Thank David B
Reviewed May 5, 2015

We walked in tonight after the Tuesday farmers market because it was so interesting. The floors and ceiling are covered in Indian tapestries and beautiful material. Most of the setting is either on the floor or ottomans ... the lighting was a series of cut...More

Thank RobCantrell
Reviewed May 1, 2015

The thing that I liked most on my last trip was the food. It was so delicious. They have many different Indian meals. They have very delicious Chicken Masala and Chicken Biryani. Also it wasn`t expensive.

1  Thank Turky A
Reviewed March 3, 2015

Just back from India House on State Street in Santa Barbara. We found it walking up the street looking for a spot and are VERY glad we went in. The staff was very helpful and the food wonderful. We chose to take off our shoes...More

Thank PMacOtt
Reviewed February 21, 2015

Food was ok. I had chicken curry and it was very good. My husband had chicken vindaloo and said it was average but missing potatoes. We had plain nan and that was very dry and flaky, not at all like we get from other restaurants....More

Thank LoveFunTravels
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-5070
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