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India House
The TANDOOR is a pit oven made from clay and it burns with charcoal. All meats are immersed in special marinades then skewered and broiled in the TANDOOR.

207 Colchester Ave. Burlington VT 05401
SUN Brunch - Lunch MON-SAT 11:30am-2:30 - Dinner MON-SUN 5pm-10pm

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Cost - 3 (out of 4)  -- Service - 2 (out of 4)
Ambiance - 2 (out of 4)  -- Expectations - 3 (out of 4)
Overall Rating: 2.5 (out of 4)

Of the two

Between the two Indian restaurants in B-Town this is the one to go to... The food is tasty and flavorful. It is a good restaurant to mix up the list. We eat there about once every couple of months. I recommend the Chicken Tikka Masala or the Chicken Mango. All of the Naan is good as well.

Review by - wisfdcritic

Cost - 1 (out of 4)  -- Service - 2 (out of 4)
Ambiance - 1 (out of 4)  -- Expectations - 1 (out of 4)
Overall Rating: 2.5 (out of 4)

VT does not good Indian Restaurants
Having tasted some of finest Indian cuisine and being able to cook some of the Indian dishes I can very well say that this is one of the worst restaurants I have visited. Spending money here is as good as flushing it in your toilet. I would recommend people to drive 90 min north or 3 hrs southeast to taste some really good Indian food. I can write long review, but I would stop here and strong encourage to be away from this or any other Indian restaurant in Burlington area.

Review by - aa1516jj

Cost - 2 (out of 4)  -- Service - 3 (out of 4)
Ambiance - 3 (out of 4)  -- Expectations - 3 (out of 4)
Overall Rating: 2.5 (out of 4)

Good Indian food. Prices are a little higher than I would expect, but we went for pickup. One thing I don't get, and I was told this is the norm around Burlington (vermont?) is that all the food was served in paper takeout packages, even if it was basically sauce, with meat in it. That was rather messy. Every other city I've lived in or ordered Indian take-out in provides either aluminum (recyclable) or styrofoam/plastic (I know, evil) containers. But the food was good. In a state where I wasn't sure that my request for 'spicy' would be upheld, they obliged very nicely. Recommended, although I don't know what its like eating in there.

Review by - kraftboy

Cost - 3 (out of 4)  -- Service - 3 (out of 4)
Ambiance - 2 (out of 4)  -- Expectations - 4 (out of 4)
Overall Rating: 2.5 (out of 4)

Unlike the other reviewers, my husband and I have nothing but good things to say about our experiences at the India House. The food is a decent price (see the cost rating) and we've never had a bad meal here. My co-workers and I even frequently get take out for office lunches. There is a HUGE vegetarian selection, which is great, and the service is always quick. The Samosa are fantastic, the best i've ever had, the Naan breads are always amazing, and the taste is definately worth the calories and average price! P.S.... Try the Paneer Masala.... amazing!!! I always tell myself i'm going to have something different the next time I go to the India House, but end up with the same thing :)

Review by - shellifish

Cost - 3 (out of 4)  -- Service - 2 (out of 4)
Ambiance - 2 (out of 4)  -- Expectations - 1 (out of 4)
Overall Rating: 2.5 (out of 4)

Went on a Wednesday night and ordered a mixed plate which included tandoori chicken. The dinner came within 10 minutes of ordering it. The food wasn't hot and the chicken tasted like it had been sitting in a chafing dish since the weekend. The "chunk" of ground lamb was absolutely hard and dry. More like lamb jerky. Both my friend and I felt it was an unremarkable dining experience and neither of us would go back or recommend it to others. And if anyone is interested check out the Sunday paper for health reports on local restaurants India House ranks worse than Chinese take out. Nuff said. Check out my review of Shalimar

Review by - vt4me

Cost - 2 (out of 4)  -- Service - 3 (out of 4)
Ambiance - 2 (out of 4)  -- Expectations - 1 (out of 4)
Overall Rating: 2.5 (out of 4)

While I do not frequent India House on a regular basis (location is not really all that convenient), I do try to make sure I get a quarterly fix of Indian food from them. This month was my "fix" time. Sadly, I find that the quality seems to have gone downhill. I love Indian food. The spices and flavors are exciting. St. Albans doesn't have an Indian restaurant (HINT, HINT) and I really wish we would get more variety up this way. After all, does a city really need seven (I think that's right) pizza stores and five Chinese??? India House has been our favorite Indian establishment for years. This time, I found the curries, especially the lamb, contained far more grease than meat. We seriously had an inch thick pool of liquified fat sitting over the actual curry. The breads were good. The other dishes were okay, slightly oversalted, and none of us felt the dishes were worth the price. Prices have gone up since my last visit. My husband and I pooled in with friends to order this time. Three curries, a Biryani rice, two orders of bread, Chicken Tikka, and vegetarian appetizer sampler cost us almost $100. To us, this just wasn't worth it. Perhaps the restaurant was having an off night, that is always a possibility, but I'm thinking I might just stay home and make my own Indian next time the craving hits.

Review by - vtmom