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Cumin India

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266 Skiff St, Hamden, CT 06517-1004
+1 203-248-6464
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't know the Indian names but everything is delicious. The lunch buffet has many selections. The dishes are mostly chicken or vegetable. Sometimes they have curry goat which is like a stew. Worth the $10.95.

Thank Chuck A
West Haven, Connecticut
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

As expected a healthy Indian cuisine though a lil spicy but the food was awesome, I like Chicken Tikka Masala, boneless marinated in garlic n herbs n baked with tomatoes, a l so tried Vegetable Haka Noodles sauted w/soy sauce n herbs also delicious, don't forget Basmati Rice and Naan hand made bread. Highly recommended to try different Chicken Specialties... More 

Thank Carapatanrolly
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice Indian buffet place in Hamden area by Yale; Good Indian food with a great service.. Enjoyed corn and potato dish with fresh bread/ Naan and KingFisher Indian beer.

Thank Alex B
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I've tried a few other Indian restaurants but Cumin India is the best in the New Haven area. We came in for dinner and once again, were very happy with our food. The portions are good, prices are good and atmosphere is good. Waiters are always polite. We normally would get free desserts but we were not offered this time,... More 

Thank vegasbride04
Milford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

food wasn t eatable in my opinion i would never go back, place was dirty service slow barely eat anything and left fast

Thank worldtraveler06460
Amherst, Massachusetts
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465 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I had fried onion appetizer and paneer dish for dinner, really lacked the depth of flavor sand spice. Shared bread basket with friends. In the past we had delicious food but tonight really missed the mark. The papadam tasted like microwaved something. I couldn't eat it. Service was excellent however. Not sure what happened tonight.

1 Thank Patricia D
Amherst, Massachusetts
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558 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We used to love this place but we hadn't been here in 3 years. It used to be terrific but now it is average at best. Flavoring and spices are flat. We asked for spicy and the dishes were not spicy at all. The papadam. was like cardboard, the type of papadam that you put in the microwave. Overall disappointing,... More 

1 Thank Robert L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 873 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I felt like having Indian food so I decided to stop by Cumin for an early dinner. After looking at their menu, I chose the goat biryani ($14) with a spice level of 4 of 5. The dish came about 15 minutes in a large bowl of the rice dish with pieces of goat. It tasted very good with the... More 

Thank ct-cruisers
Branford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The best indian restaurant in the area. Excellent service. Recommend to all those who loves indian food. Best buffet lunch with fresh bread on the table.

Thank kumars123
Dunedin, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Food is generally pretty good. Friendly service. Food is a bit bland even when we asked to have it "hot"

Thank JD L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 266 Skiff St, Hamden, CT 06517-1004
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-248-6464

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