tasty aloo mattar, the best chicken kor. India Garden was the second Indian restaurant I've ever been to and it remains my yardstick for all others. What's so great about it? Well...it's got great naan, tasty aloo mattar, the best chicken korma I've come across, and the buffet is good too, which is saying a lot for a buffet. The atmosphere is kitchy Bollywood playing on the big screens and it's fun to go with friends, especially at half-price time.
The staff are friendly and the food is great.. This place is my favorite Indian Restaurant in Pittsburgh. The staff are friendly and the food is great. Coupons are available for the buffet near the door or next door in the market. Buffet lunch every day and Sunday and Tuesday for dinner
Yum. Yum. Yum.. Yum. Yum. Yum. I have no idea why this place is getting such mediocre reviews! Maybe its because I'm a girl, or maybe its because Ive been here with Indian friends who chat up the waiters, but Ive always had great service! Just try smiling and being excited to try something delicious and maybe your luck will change! The food is just amazing. I love the naan (from plain, to garlic to onion to Peshwari), samosas, shahi chicken korma, palak paneer, aloo bhaji, chanaa masala, chicken tikka masala, lamb vindaloo, and kheer...just to name a few :) Oh and of course you need to get a mango lassi. AND everything is even good as take out or as a picnic when watching movies at Flagstaff Hill during the summer. Half price food after 10pm is also a great reason to come. Especially if you're a student. They used to play Bollywood music videos on the flat screens, but now they play music different than whats showing on the screens, which is a little sad. We used to impress people with our knowledge of Indian pop music! Now I just have Dhadak Dhadak from Bunty aur Babli stuck in my head 4 years later. And I like it. :)
i'll definitely go again. Originally I had thought i'd never been here, but when I came here the other day with my two friends, I realized I had indeed been here when my sister was in Pittsburgh, 5 years before! It was nice to be back in a supposedly good indian place after I had finally gotten accustomed to spicy food in the past 4 years. i came around 10PM on a thursday for their 50% off dinner items. the environment can most certainly be described as distinctive. it looks part old un-renovated ruby tuesdays, with a projecter projecting bollywood videos with the static theme of a man dancing strangely to impress a woman. but i digress. only part of the menu is 50% off, the chicken and vegetable dishes mostly. so i got my chicken saag, my friends got chicken and vegetable dishes, and each of us ordered one garlic naan. given their quantity of food provided, i'd say it's a great deal at half off, but definitely pricey at regular price. the garlic naan was delicious, although a tad thick for my liking. but garlic fixes most things, and it definitely made the naan that much better. at the end each of our bills came out to around 9.50-10 with tax and tip, so it was definitely one of the best deals i've gotten on indian food (minus indian buffets. i release my primordial tendencies when someone drops me off at an indian buffet restaurant.) i'll definitely go again for their 50% off deal!
we had the BEST service I've ever received at IG. My roommate and I came to India Garden about once every two weeks (and sometimes once a week or more) for half-price dinner. Maybe things have changed, since I moved from Pittsburgh in 2008, but we had the BEST service I've ever received at IG. They knew my roomie and I by name and would bring us free samosas when we came in. Waiters were always personable and friendly, and the food is FANTASTIC. We'd split an order of naan and get 2 entrees, and usually we'd end up with enough leftovers for a good meal the next day. The ambiance is also super cool, with Indian music videos in the background. Parking isn't easy, so be prepared to either pay for a garage or take a bus! The walk there takes you right through South Oakland, so be careful and take a friend if you're going for half-price at night!
i would recomend. GREAT: I love this place!!!! I love the food here, and the waiters are HOT. i love going there.i would recomend this place to anyone!
Seriously Great. Half Off? Count me In!: Mike and I recently went to the India Garden on our Trip to Pittsburgh and we were taken there by native resident/new-found friend who frequents this great restaurant. I love Indian food. I live near Little India in Chicago and have frequented many restaurants there but I have never seen such variety in a menu.They give you the option of what spice level you can handle. I had a level 5 which suited my buds just fine. The atmosphere was great. Not too dark with ornately designed lighting and continously looped Indian music videos. The big plus is after 10-pm all entrees are HALF OFF....yep, 50% off! Our server was a lil shifty and kinda too serious but that's alright....cuz the food was very very tasty! So, go check out India Garden!
Great tasting authentic indian food. Great tasting authentic indian food. Loud bollywood music make a decent conversation difficult but half price during happy hours (9-11pm) make it easy on the pocket.
the food is the best in Oakland. Hooked Me on Indian. Food, that is. I've been coming here for nearly six years, and the food is the best in Oakland (best Chicken Tikka Masala I've ever had). The prices are fair, though I find the service hit or miss. I'm going to assume some of the guys just have better things to do with their time. Who am I to judge? The naan is delicious.
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