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India Joze

418 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4504
+1 831-332-0255
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“basa” (4 reviews)
“gado gado” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
418 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4504
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Crazy hippy kind of place. Wine/Beer only. CASH ONLY. Fortunately for me they had champagne: Armeli Prosecco-tiny Bubbles/Makes You Feel Happy. One had wine and water. Basa Filet Wok’d w/ Vegetables in Spicy Malay Nonya Chili-Garlic-Ginger-Wine Sauce -$13.00 was enjoyed by our daughter. The Mr....More

Thank Alice34203
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Wow - where to start ? Whilst visiting Santa Cruz for the first time we chose to come here based on good reviews and our love of Asian cuisine. Sadly we left bemused and bewildered. Firstly it is not an Indian restaurant (neither Hindu nor...More

Thank paperarms
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends and their kids during a recent trip to Santa Cruz. Had checked it out online and seen the reviews were pretty good so we went with it. Have to say the place itself was one of the strangest I've eaten in. None...More

2  Thank HikingLoon
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The smell, food, selection, service and scenery are among the best here at India Joze. Nothing like eggplant and tempeh lala on an empty stomach to brighten your mood.

Thank Dannie H
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Joze is what Santa Cruz is all about! I first discovered him when I was in college in the 70's - he was off Seabright then and the place he shared was by day what seemed like a pretty standard coffee shop and by night...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Had the mahi, shared the sumac fries, pakora vegetables. Food comes from the kitchen in spurts due to one amazingly fast chef. Very tasty.

1  Thank Torontobound_9
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The chef is a long time favorite of mine . He used to run a large dinner house then retired , but lucky for us all came back to open this small restaurant/take out and catering .Joe is a world traveler and it shows in...More

Thank Barbra B
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great food. There is always a large variety of delicious dishes inspired from regions throughout the entire Asian continent.

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you love calamari, this is the place! I used to frequent the old India Joze many years ago and was happy to rediscover it!

Thank zoobob2
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Great dishes and inexpensive! We've gone at least four times. Excellent vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.

Thank Julia B
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-332-0255
Eclectic Pan Asian dishes. Vegetarian, seafood, lamb and chicken with a wok emphasis since 1972. Cafe, catering culinary classes, food festivals, beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. Special events on Sundays.
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