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India Cafe

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7826 Portland Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420-1313
+1 952-884-1067
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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Sartell, Minnesota, United States
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My husband & I didn't know what to expect at first - the accomodations are sparse and simple, no white linens or ambiance, but the food was excellent. It appeared that the tables were tended to by a solo waiter - drinks, ordering, food delivery, paying your tab, all of it - but he did so very well. The menu... More 

Thank Tami J
Chennai (Madras), India
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The middle aged man always seems to have a rude face and his every move makes you think that you are not welcome. The lady however seems to be very friendly.

Thank jasjas867
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I stopped for the lunch buffet while in Bloomington for business. Even though it was exactly noon, the "buffet" consisted of very few actual options, all of which were cold, and half of which were missing a primary ingredient (e.g., all of the chicken picked out of the chicken tikka). None of the empty dishes were refilled the entire time... More 

Thank WinterMN
Monterey, California
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Dined here this evening solo and recommend it for curry lovers. This place is nothing flash and it's unlicensed, but its clean, warm, comfortable and the toilet was spotlessly clean. Good food and just the right level of spiciness. I would eat here again if in the area.

Thank Still call Australia Home
North Dakota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Laid back atmosphere, service a little on the slower side at night time and no buffet at 7:30PM. Had a typical chicken marsala with basmati rice and white flatbread. Ordered a 6 spice and sauce was just a little mild. The sauce was very good- everything was good. Fairly close proximity to Laquita and comfort inn hotels.

Thank B0607
Tecpan, Guatemala
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

It was simple, we were looking for South Indian Dosas and we thought we had found them at the India Cafe. We came at lunch, so we were told it was only the lunch buffet and the kitchen was too busy to prepare them. Sadly the lunch buffet didn't have dosas, so we asked the waiter if there was another... More 

Thank gregkemp
Pune, India
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132 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I visited here for dinner. I found that this is an average restaurant. The restaurant is operated by a family. They have a big list of items in menu. Taste is also good but they lack in many basic services. Good thing is that it is at walking distance from Walmart.

Thank ShantanuJalgaonkar
Wichita, Kansas
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I've been here multiple times. Food has been consistently good. Shrimp biryani was a pleasant surprise. Dahi vada was delicious, starts sweet and finishes with heat as if it caters to both North and South Indian palette. Malabar paratha, egg curry are also worth a try. I've always ordered to go but the restaurant is reasonably spacious and the seating... More 

Thank kc7281
Longmont, CO
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I just got back from visiting this restaurant. Others have called it a dive and indicated there was not much room inside. I counted 40 chairs and a variety of table size. I was the only white guy in there and that impressed me. If the Indians support it, it has to be good and it was. I had Peshwari... More 

Thank Longmont_Mitch
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676 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This restaurant is one of the closest Indian eatery to Mall of America. There were quite a few take out orders while we were dining. The place is very small and cramped. The food was okay, nothing to complain and nothing great ! Dinner for 3 costed about 40 bucks, vegetarian items.

Thank Raghuraman C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7826 Portland Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420-1313
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 952-884-1067

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