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Cumin Indian Restaurant

#263 of 1,829 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1025 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240-2004
+1 614-854-0775
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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377 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came in with a large group and we all ordered appetizers. They were all incredible. I had the samosas. Then I ordered the tandoori chicken and garlic naan which were so delicious. Many of my friends ordered vegatable dishes that were all incredible. We then had a dessert. I wish I knew the name of the incredible warm dessert... More 

Thank Columbus9
Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have eaten at every indian restaurant in east, north, central and west columbus and this one is the best. The food is hot good selection of meat and vegetable dishes, soups, salad and desserts. The naan bread is baked for each diner and it comes to the table hot. For an indian restaurant it is fairly large so it... More 

Thank connie c
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I love Indian food, and I typically visit one on the NW side. However, I was staying at Polaris this time and saw this one close to my hotel. The menu was extensive, so it was hard choosing. But, my sister and I settled on Malai Kofta and Tikki Masala. We also got samosas and the bread basket. WARNING: that... More 

Thank WWWanderer4Life
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here at least 12 times. Even when it was Bay Leaf. Until now, it was pretty good ranking closely behind Aab and New India. Tonight was a miss. We will not go back for a long time. The soup was so thin with meat obviously added after. Several other dishes / sauces were thin. The flavor was... More 

Thank LTWest98
Ved P, Owner at Cumin Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, First of all, I apologize for the food. We don't like our guests to be disappointed, so it is very disheartening to hear that the food was not up to the level as it usually is. I hope you will return soon and give us another chance at redeeming ourselves. Thank you. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Only 2-3 local Indian places to sit & dine near Powell. THIS used to be really good & our local #1. The food was fresh, tasty, the staff attentive and remembered us. Then, maybe with kitchen staff changes the food quality "wobbled" from awesome to just passable. Just last week week dined and a new server took 5 trips to... More 

1 Thank Bradermd2
Ved P, Owner at Cumin Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the review. I understand that it shouldn't take multiple tries to get a drink order correct and we will definitely talk to our new server about that. I hope that you can continuing coming to our restaurant so we can get a chance to redeem ourselves with our food. Next time you come, we won't disappoint... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

When visiting Cumin, especially in a large group, I would highly recommend to order numerous dishes and share them family style. This will let you try new things that you aren't sure about and you will be pleasantly surprised by the delicious flavors Cumin has to offer. If you like Mango, make sure to try the Mango Lassi. It is... More 

Thank Jacob M
Ved P, Owner at Cumin Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, I am very happy to know that you enjoyed our food so much. You are correct to say that it is the best to order multiple dishes and share them with everyone at the table. We hope to see you soon again. Thank you! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

A decent lunch buffet, reasonably priced and a good selection. Recommend this Indian restaurant for a family visit. Kid friendly, very clean, helpful staff. We will gladly return.

Thank 539_Keith_P
Ved P, Owner at Cumin Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, I am happy to know that you enjoy our lunch buffet and recommend it. We hope to keep welcoming you and your family to our restaurant! Thank you. More 

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97 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The dining room is clean and the staff is attentive, friendly, and prompt. Chicken 65 was spicy and tasty. Yellow Tarka Dal was very good. Plenty of bits of onion, tomato, and very welcome bits of ginger that added bursts of flavor. While a few mustard seeds could be seen (needs more), I had to laugh at the not-so-subtle irony... More 

1 Thank PaulOfMaine
Youngstown, Ohio
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Was there for a family dinner, some how ended up packing all my food that was ordered. Upon reaching hotel, found out all naan's are burnt. Called them just to let them know. After 5 mins of my call the owner called back asking where I am staying and he will be in shortly with new naan's. I was impressed... More 

Thank drabhineet
Ved P, Owner at Cumin Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very happy to hear that I could help you out. Thank you for letting us know about the problem so we could fix it for you. Hope to see you soon! More 

Athens, Ohio
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Went to have a dinner with the family, with a couple of different dietary restrictions (vegetarian, limited dairy, not spicy). We ordered five dishes for the five of us at the table, and had a nice variety that met everyone's needs. We found a few dishes that we hadn't seen elsewhere, and found all of the food flavorful and presented... More 

Thank tarmonster1
Ved P, Owner at Cumin Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! I am very happy to know that we were able to meet everyone's dietary restrictions and that everyone enjoyed the food. This is the aim of Cumin and we hope to serve you again soon! Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240-2004
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-854-0775

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