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Cumin India

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266 Skiff St, Hamden, CT 06517-1004
+1 203-248-6464
11:30 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
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410 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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483 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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1,257 reviews
657 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 839 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
North Haven
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Sadly our go-to Indian restaurant, in West Haven, closed a few years ago, and we've visited a number of other spots in the greater New Haven area looking for a reliable alternative. Cumin is our current favorite: it always tastes freshly made, and each dish has its own signature spices. There can be a sizable difference between "medium" and "hot,"... More 

1 Thank Dyova
Meriden, Connecticut
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243 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Went here for lunch and we were promptly seated and asked if we wanted Naan and we did. We then got our lunches from the buffet and shortly after getting back to the table our Naan arrived. The food was nice and hot but sort of bland for my taste buds. The service was good and they were always checking... More 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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Westerville, Ohio
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?