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House of India Restaurant Group

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Pizza, Buffet Restaurants, Restaurants

22 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134

305-444-2348

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Sikander

12/24/11

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Terrible Food Beware Indians, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis

A warning to Desi (People from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) customers if heading to House of India for a desi food touch with desi spices. House of India got a awesome location, attrative staff and beautiful presentation But the food is Terrible. House of India prime targets are customers not from India or Asia. The food taste is in no way remotely close to Indian receipe. Recently, I had a very bad experience and like to share with all of our Desi friends. Please prove me wrong should you decide to visit House of India just because of name and facade. You will never the water until you take a dive and when you hit your pocket for the food you hardly ate. In short, the food is no way matched to Indian cuisine or Asian spices. Now if a Desi person says House of India is great is simply sham advertisement. House of India Restaurant located at 22 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, Florida. Ph: (305) 444-2348

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DFelipe

12/20/11

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House of India is GrEaT!!!

I am very BIG on Indian food and I have to say. This places ROCKS! Most Indian buffets only offer a full buffet on the weekends. I love the variety of foods you get from the buffet here ANY day. I read over a negative review mentioning the lack of flavor.. That person defenetly has a LACK OF TASTE! I can't stress how good the food at House of India is. You have to try this spot!!

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Ashleygirl

07/14/10

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21 years and counting

We have been coming to House of India for 21 years now and everytime we go, its gets better and better! WE love you all so much and keep up the good work!

Dont listen to the people who leave bad reviews, they are the type of people who never leave good reviews when they have a good time, they only want to bash you when they dont have a great time! Take it from us, if they have been open for 35 years, they are the BEST! we know because we have been getting the best for 21 years now!

THANK YOU HOUSE OF INDIA!!!!!!

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bouza116

04/08/10

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Don't do it!

Ordered for take out. the samosas were ok, the potato bread was bland and my dish, the kadhi pakora was just inedible. I am familiar with Indian dishes and know that you find full pieces of spices in the dish but every bite i took of this dish had gritty pieces of spice. it was not clear where the flavor was going with the dish because it was overwhelming and the spices did not go together. Took three bites and could not eat it anymore. As for service, guy on phone sounded as if he was annoyed to take my order and didn't even get a thank you when i picked up the food.

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APFL615

03/09/10

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Not good - try somewhere else, anywhere else

The worst Indian food I think I have ever tried. Just a bunch of spices mixed together - there was no authentic Indian taste. Dal was lentils with water, dosa was saturated with oil, tandoori chicken did not taste ""safe"". I am really surprised - Frommer's ranks it well, but I would NEVER suggest going here. I'm not sure how freshly cooked the food is - has a few days old taste to it. Sambar was different and most edible item. Also, surprising to see an Indian restaurant serving BEEF meatball curry? Save your time, money, and aggravation.

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Cockeny42

01/31/10

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Not Happy

If you are a first time eater of Indain food then this would seem to be good but I have never been so disappointed as I was with the lack of taste and the poor quality of the food. I ate one of their signature dishes and it had not flavor and was not good. The samosa was also not good. The bread was burned. I did tell the lady on the front desk and she said she would tell the manager but when they came with the check not a word was mentioned about my complaint. I left the restaurant hungry and disappointed never to return again. They have lost my business and everyone I know. I wasn't looking for a free meal just for someone to maybe offer me something else or an apology I got neither.

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treehugger15

05/30/09

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Amazing..I love this place too!!!

House of India is great! I love the Maharaja Patiala Korma they serve there! it is to die for! I love alot of the food they serve there! plus the Buffet for lunch is also amazing!

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mistersmith45

05/22/09

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Great place for indian food

I am a vegetarian and for sure House of India has the best variety and best tasting vegetarian food in Miami! I love coming here and having so many choices to chose from! Plus their buffet is amazing! No doubt i love this place and im sure you will too! =) Cheers

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Kristina69

03/25/09

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Hands down the BEST Indian Restaurant in Miami!!!

We love coming to the House of India! My husband and I live right around the block from HOI and we love coming here once a week! We've been comin for so many years now and someone finally brought it to our attention that there was a website we could go to inorder to comment on the restaurant and so here i am! For years now they have taken gret care of us and we will comtinue to visit every week, recession or not! Thank you house of india for making us feel so welcome.. we feel like family! god bless!

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nyccutie

03/11/09

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Great Indian Cuisine!

We love the Butter Chicken Makhani at House of India! A friend and I had the Chicken Makhani, Saag Paneer and 2 garlic Naan and it was amazing! Thank you so much!

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lizzygurl81

02/09/09

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I think House of India is the BEST Indian restaurant in town!!!

We visited House of India last Wed and let me just tell you the food was awesome! My husband and I were kinda skeptical about going since they had a few bad reviews on cityserach but we went anyway and had a great time there! The staff was very friendly and that handsome Indian guy was really nice too =)! Everyone had a smile on their face and took care of us like family! We will definitely be coming back again! Thank you House of India you guys are the best!!!!!!!!

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Able305

02/02/09

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House of India has good prices, good portions and good food!

We love India food and we have tried just about every Indian restaurant in Miami and i have to tell you, hands down House of India has the best India food in town! There is no comparison to what they have to offer and the variety is great too! Yes the service could be a bit better but how many Indian restaurants do you know of that have GREAT service? None! I went to Anoka in the Grove and on top of the below average food, they have no clue of what service is! And Mint Leaf is even worse because they charge an arm and a leg for the food! House of India has good prices, good portions and good food! I highly recomend House of India if your looking for good food and not royalty service! Just remeber it is an Indian restaurant so if you cant handle spicy food then dont ask for them to make it spicy and then complain that its too spicy!!
The table that sat down next to us did that.. What idiots they were! Who in their right minds does that???! It made me and my wife laugh!

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Sin08

09/23/08

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Just Wonderful Indian Food

My wife and I have been dining at Indian Restaurants our entire life, and House of India is one of the best. I laugh when I read these negative reviews because if a restaurant is as bad as they say it wouldn't be open for 35 YEARS!!! Please people get a life. This place has been a staple in Miami for great Indian food. Out of 100 customers you'll always find 1 or 2 idiots who complain, they'll find any reason to complain, and then try to hurt a restaurant by writing these reviews. Don't listen to the idiots try for yourself. This place is great and you won't regret it!!!
By the way, why shouldn't they serve beef? This is America, and 95% of their clients are non-Indians. I suppose they shouldn't serve liquor either since most Indians don't drink.

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Treehuggerdeb

08/29/08

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HORRIBLE

The worst service ever! SLOW does not even cover it. If you like to eat and drink of dirty dishes with food still on the glassware and plates, then this is the place for you. They ran out of rice when we ate there, and decided to completely ignore us instead of telling us. They served food with no rice, and ran. We had to go find our server who told us they had no rice. The restaurant if very dirty. The back dumpster is filthy, full of grease and rodents. The dumpster is visible from parking lot. The management is very rude too. Very defensive, instead of being helpful and problem solving. DON'T GO HERE!

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ppari

08/09/08

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Worst experience

The worst experience i ever had .The service is extremely poor and these guys defenetely need to learn some manners and treat their customers with some respect. the food quality is very very ordinary .very expensive.Its just not worth to go this restuarant if yo uare looking for good food and decent service. Please beware its just hyped up. But the service and food are really bad. Please dont go to this restuarant. VERY VERY BAD.

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mihirsanghvi

08/09/08

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Rude, Mannerless, Poor staff, Below average food, Stay Away from it

Exteremely poor. Rude and manerless staff. First and foremost they should learn some manners. This is the first place where i ever heard the cost of cleaning table cloth. We had ordered to-go and when we reached there we felt like having apetizers there and i was told for apetizer we will not allow you to dine. He tells me the cost of cleaning table cloth is 42 cents, i could not believe this. I felt like giving them some money. Whatever we bought was ordinary. Definitely worth a miss. Save your money. there are many other better restaurants

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Avanigadda

07/19/08

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Worst customer service vs Bad owner with attitude

I have been their couple of times and every visit of mine was a bad experience. When visited first time I would'nt bother much next time I went for big party and notice that he is always like that.

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LW78

05/29/08

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Great Food!

Since moving to Miami, my husband and I have found it difficult to find a good Indian restaurant. Well, we found one! The food was VERY good - we ordered Chicken Vindaloo and Chicken Saag. The service was excellent and the prices reasonable. We will definitely be going there again!

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fine_chocolate

09/30/07

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Not recommended for a nice indian-dining experience

This was the first indian rest. I went to in Miami, the owner just like the person below me mentioned, is careless, we had to stand up there waiting and he didn't even care to ask us table for how many, until we approached him ! We said table for two, and then he told the waiter table for three. The menu had so much variety, so I said that's great, it might make up for the rude wait.

We sit down and I order chicken tikka masala, beleive me, I've had better MUCH MORE delicious chicken tikka masalas sold in small food-court restaurants. It was way below average, the masala was very thin-watery like, and the rice was plain white rice, you couldn't smell the aroma of a nice indian cooking. the sambosa was average. We ordered drinks & it took forever to get here, by the time we finished food. We had to call three different waiters.

Would not go there again. I'd rather cook it at home, or eat it frozen.

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russ77

09/29/07

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OWNER APATHY

The owner here does not care about the customer. From the moment you walk in, you are not acknowledged, despite having made eye contact with the owner. You are made to feel, as if you where imposing on the owner. The owner just has way too much attitude, not the type of person whom should be in such a people related business. Despite being mid week, and plenty of tables, we where still made to wait, having our meal ordered took another 15 min, I finally stared at the owner, and he took our order (with an attitude). The food was okay, but not at par for the price they charge. Lamb was very rubber like, beef curry was better. Waiter was amicable, but by then, our mood was fouled. The only thing harder to swallow than their rubber lamb, was the $50 + bill for a lousy dinner. Would never come back here again, and highly advise others, to save your money and go somewhere better.

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DETAILS
Hours
Sun-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 3pm-9:15pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 3pm-10:15pm
Categories
Pizza, Buffet Restaurants, Restaurants
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Neighborhood
Coral Gables Section
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Cuisines: Buffets, Pizza

Price Range : Below Average

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