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761 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5538
+1 219-755-4634
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

If you choose one of the "brand" name establishments that surround this hidden gem you are missing the boat. The white tablecloth decor was special. The food was excellent. Light textured sauces and just the right spice when choosing medium. The naan was perfect, rolled thin and baked to crisp perfection. One serving would have been enough for two people... More 

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Thank Janeen T
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I had never really had Indian food before, so I was excited that this restaurant offered a buffet style of Indian food so I didn't have to try to figure out what to order, and I could try a variety of different foods. I didn't think I would like it as much as I did, because I don't generally like... More 

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Thank Alexa B
Racine, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We visit Taste of India about once a year whilst at a conference in Merrillville. This year we went for the lunch buffet style! The staff are very welcoming and attentive! The buffet was good, I particularly liked the vegetable pakoras. The rice pudding was delicious and went well with gulab! All in all, worth a visit!

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Thank CBL1963
Northwest Indiana
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We have been to Taste of India a handful of times and have always been happy with our food. The owner is usually around and is very attentive and ready for any assistance in ordering you need. For people new to this type of cuisine probably try a buffet or let them guide you in what to order.

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Thank BandBCuties
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I went during lunch time and everything tasted packaged and was cold. Separate from the food; there were two young men circling my car in the parking lot that later came in and ate and stared at me and my baby the whole time... I would NEVER eat here again, nor would I recommend it.

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Thank Alexandria S
Plymouth, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Food was not really that great, not many choices on buffet. I had a retail me not coupon that the owner would not accept.

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Thank lrltshw
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

My family and I stopped at this unassuming location on a return trip from the O'hare Airport. Needless to say, we were all exhausted and hungry. The decor is simple, but pleasant and inviting. I assume that the gentleman that served us is the owner, as he could explain any little detail that we asked about. The complementary lentil crisps... More 

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Thank adoctor729
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

ordered online and they deliver! what else can you ask for?! we ordered tikka masala, garlic nan and another chicken dish. we enjoyed our dinner here.

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Thank Delorean L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

We start coming since they start. Exotic hindú atmosphere. Food is fabulous, been in Chicago in Devon street and downtown for many years, don't have go back Taste of India serves foods with the same quality or better. We love the food,we hate that we end with 4 pounds each. Special bar and deserts. Also lunch buffet The best in... More 

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Thank Jose A
Chicago, Illinois
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32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

clean, courteous waitstaff. a little pricey.. good variety. delicious indian food and drinks. buffet is inadequate.

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Thank Karen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 761 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5538
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-755-4634

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