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Gateway to India

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2603 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7204 (Fife)
+1 253-552-5022
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 03:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wed 05:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 03:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Straight up, this is my favorite place to eat in Tacoma. Fabulous authentic curries and other Indian food (make sure to get garlic naan and their spiced chai tea with your meal!). The lunch buffet is amazing. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Annie M
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Stopped in for dinner on a whim one Saturday night. Delicious food, warm and inviting atmosphere, and curteous and helpful staff. Generous portions at more than reasonable prices - my husband and I each got an entree (which comes with rice and a cup of delicious vegan lentil soup) and split an order of roti and mango chutney. Whole bill,... More 

Thank SarahCNInSeattle
Shelton, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Earnest wait-persons. The appetizers were soggy, overcooked, all tasted the same. The other dishes overcooked. Not one thing was fresh, crisp or attractive. Hot dishes served in little copper containers that tried very hard to tip over. Hard to pass. Stemmed top heavy water glasses tippy. Was that naan? If you like this food you have not experienced real Indian... More 

Thank LLyn D
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful lunch buffet, and it's affordable! The staff is attentive and informative if you have questions about the food. I was impressed with the vegetarian and gluten free options.

1 Thank ncrscholar
Sarasota, Florida
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188 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The buffet here has a decent number of choices and most of it is good, although I'd avoid the goat which tasted like gristle. Everything else I've had here is tasty. The restaurant is clean, the service is good, and it's fun to come to this part of town which is kind of funky and eclectic. Parking can be tricky... More 

Thank Yessyhara
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We live in Sequim and always try a Indian restaurant when we can . The food here is so yummy! Everything at the Buffett was so delicious. It was the best Indian food we've had in a very long time. I can't wait to go back and I hear there is one in Gig Harbor so we don't have to... More 

Thank Sassysings
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a bit of a 'hole in the wall' restaurant. Like many along 6th ave in this area of Tacoma, it doesn't look like much from the outside, and the inside looks a bit on the shopworn side. However, the food is good, the prices reasonable, and the service good as well. We have eaten here a number of... More 

Thank TAGTripAd
Tacoma, Washington
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I've been going to Gateway to India for years and have always been satisfied with the experience. We've even ordered to-go, as well as used them to cater an occasion. The owner is generally on hand making sure everything is ran smoothly and is a nice guy. Having been to India, I can say the food is excellent and much... More 

Thank Kelscreator
Seattle, Washington
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165 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Plenty of choices on the menu and at the buffet. Don't let the buffet lead you to believe that this is a "run of the mill" cheapo joint. Service is good, portion sizes are a value and the taste delivers.

Thank mblam7
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Expensive and the quality is not worthy!! The meal size not enough for adults its kids size. The service not bad but still need to be better.

Thank Suzan H

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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 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2603 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7204
  • Public Transportation: route 1 on 6th Ave
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-552-5022

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