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All India Cafe - Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

All India Cafe - Pasadena

4.5
4.5
47 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Located in Pasadena California, the All India Cafe features a variety of authentic dishes from all regions of India. For those who enjoy authentic Indian food, All India Cafe has taken the most popular dishes from each region and compiled them into one menu. It is the perfect experience for those who want to sample authentic food from different regions.Made with all natural ingredients and no artificial colors or preservatives, it offers only menu items that feature fresh herbs, spices and ingredients. The menu has gluten free and vegetarian options, helping ensure everyone can enjoy something special. The All India Cafe also offers the ability to order online for pickup.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:30–23:00
  • Phone number
    (626) 440-0309
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

47 Reviews
  1. EllieV

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately the food was all mediocre. Maybe it was a bad night for the chef. Will not return for a visit, hope food improves.

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  2. Michael

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Authentic Indian cuisine. Chaat was terrific; crunchy, fruity, spicey. A novel take on the Frankie, which I have previously experienced as a lethally hot hot dog (very good, but challenging). Here the Chicken Frankie was a whole meal in a bun, which was very flavorful without extreme burn! I would definitely order again. Service was nice but in winter a breeze from the street door was annoying; we turned down a table in front of the door for one a few tables away, which was much better. Not what I expected with a reservation.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very authentic food and ambiance. Always a favorite.

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  4. MNOPQ

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A neighborhood spot in downtown Pasadena. Well prepared food with friendly service.

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  5. AlexandraB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! Very personable, friendly staff. I will definitely be back!

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  6. SusanW

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed my Dine LA lunch- Indian Iced Tea, Appetizer - Aloo Tikki, Entree- Palak Paneer with Dal and Basmanti Rice, and Garlic Naan. My husband ordered off the regular lunch menu and enjoyed his meal also. Service was good. We would go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I came because we’ve been craving Indian food after a trip from India. I came specifically for the Briyani. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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  8. LindaS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible service from the moment we walked in till we left. Not welcoming, and we had to flag them down for everything and the food took 45 minutes.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was a real bummer, I came here to eat and the service was really bad. It bums me out to write this because other times I’ve eaten here the service was great! This time I was seated, and there were three other customers that came in and were seated AND provided menus before I was. I ended up walking out and eating elsewhere. It was super frustrating.

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  10. Ruth

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent ambiance. Made a reservation and we arrived to a nice window seat.

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  11. SLS1216

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was awful last night. The restaurant was full and there several food delivery or take out orders. It seemed as if the wait staff and kitchen could not handle all of the orders. We had a reservation for 6 PM and the hostess didn’t seem to care as she made it seem like she was doing us a favor by putting two 2-tops together. We ordered within 5 minutes of being seated and with our order, asked for 4 glasses of water in addition to other drinks. Our other drinks came out but no water. We had to ask 2 more times until we received. We got our appetizer right away and then it took another hour to receive our dinner entrees. Not once did the server come over to give us an update or apologize for it taking so long. They could only handle cooking for one table or one order at a time. When we finally received our food with 2 orders of rice, the rice was undercooked and crunchy. How do you mess up rice? If you are in the mood for Indian food, I recommend finding another establishment in the Pasadena area where they value customer service and high quality food.

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  12. RobertR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant did not honor our reservation, and gave us the same wait time as walk-up customers (20-30 minutes).

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  13. NicoleX

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went as part of LA Restaurant week. Delicious food -- although we did end up waiting a long time for the food, despite having reservations. The food was very copious and well-presented. We will def return.

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  14. Ryer

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a nice experience with my daughter. Food was really good!

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  15. Jake

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good, not great. Service was truly horrendous. It took an hour from sitting down to get our food. Forty five minutes to get beers that we ordered - that were only brought to us when I chased the server after waiting for them for twenty minutes. Food here is usually good when ordering takeout, but whenever I've eaten in, service has been incredibly lackluster.

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  16. AmeliaG

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a fair experience. The food was very delicious and flavorful. Spice ratio was perfect. I will go back again.

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  17. Veggiemama55

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is good and they have thali, which I always get. They seemed a little short staffed - one waitress in the dining room - but that's common with Covid. All in all, a good place for India food.

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  18. AngelL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only thing that our table did not like was the lamb shesh kabobs and the chicken. Both were dry. Everything else, including the sauces and Samosas, were superb

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  19. Shakeress

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner for DineLA - great vegetarian choices and perfect amounts of food. Casually paced while other tables ate more quickly- it was nice not to feel rushed. Outside tables were far enough off the busy street to feel comfortable. The food was delicious!

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  20. PatriciaS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Pedimos mango lassi y tuvimos que regresarlos porque no estaban bien hechos. La comida se tardo casi una hora en llegar a la mesa

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  21. PattiY

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is always excellent. Haven’t ordered anything here that hasn’t met or exceeded expectations. The best samosas in town! Their chutneys and sauces spice up everything. Highly recommend if you like Indian food!

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  22. NicoleD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is flavorful and always consistent. We are repeat customers for more than five years.

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  23. CorinnaB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was closed when we got there so we didn't eat anything

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  24. LVSTAR

    Las Vegas

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    delicious dishes, very flavorful..good service. Would definitely recommend it to people....

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  25. Lolo

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    All India Cafe is consistently delicious and fun. They have a great variety of Indian dishes, snacks, and curries. Even though I have my vegetarian favorites, like malai kofta, I tried the amazing nirvana tofu and love it. Their Dine LA menu was an affordable full Indian meal. And the chai is delicious!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly service and delicious food! Got vegan dal, gobi aloo, kabuli cholay. All highly recommended. Quaint decor and ambience as well, and right around the corner from a couple of fun bars, which makes it a good date spot!

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  27. ShivaniJ

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is probably better than other Indian restaurants in Pasadena but I’d still rate this no more than average. The dessert was terrible. We tasted it and left the rest untouched.

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  28. JessicaS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and amazing service, as always! We had a lovely evening, thank you. :)

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not sure maybe the way food is prepared here is from a different region of India. Had vindaloo but it wasn’t creamy like usual. More like a salsa type with a lot of spice flavor that had that kick! Seemed like they used Serrano or jalapeños in the sauce also. Mango juice tasted like it was just canned brand JUMEX juice. Waitress wasn‘t pretty attentive. Once our order was taken she never came back until we were ready for the check, and we needed drink refills.

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  30. CoCo

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food at a great price. Staff were lovely throughout. Overall vibe is upmarket casual. Great variety of choice for vegetarians. I had Shahi Paneer my partner had Nirvana Chicken we split rice and Naan and left full. Good spot for date night or a casual catch up with a friend.

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  31. AlcidesP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good flavor of course we will comeback everyting was good

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  32. Dora

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to All India Cafe many, many times and we do love it! Food is great. The only caveat is this, the service is ONLY good if the owner is there!! If he or someone from his family is not in the restaurant, the service is just awful. It's shocking the difference...and all the same wait staff! On this particular visit, a Saturday night, the owner of the restaurant was there the entire evening. To be honest, it was the best service we've had in the countless time we've been there. On other visits, we have asked for water that took several requests before it arrived, we have waited over an hour for our food, we have looked for wait staff who were nowhere to be found....etc. etc. I wish these workers had a better attitude when the big boss wasn't there!! But otherwise, we do very much like it here!!

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  33. JamesP

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Indian iced tea with a hint of mint & cream was refreshing for a warm summer day as today! We all chose from the lunch specials and were not disappointed. The lamb biriyani was exceptional, the tandoori shrimp was flavorful & spicy, the fish was excellent. The service was just right.

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  34. GY2AG

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is very delicious, which has kept me coming back for years.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favorite Indian restaurant in the Pasadena area. Such wonderful flavors.

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  36. Chickadee

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite, one of the few restaurants in Pasadena I come back to again and again! It’s a lovely, moody space with great service and food to die for. Cheap drinks too!

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  37. RebeccaH

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is great! Love their tikka masala, lamb kebab

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  38. Dora

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been to All India Cafe many times. We love the food...but the service is pretty awful! We had to hunt down a server to get us water when we sat down. Drink orders were finally taken and a couple of more waters requested for the other members of our party....we had to ask 4 times and it finally came abut 30 minutes later. When we didn't order our meals right away, it took the waiter another 45 minutes to come back to take the orders and another 45 minutes for our food to arrive! Our reservation was at 6:30pm, I looked at the clock at 8:20pm and we still were not eating! The place was about half full at most. When the owner's daughter arrived we asked her for our waters and she finally got the waiter to take care of us. Otherwise he was clueless and not at all helpful. Perhaps some training in Customer Service would be a good idea. Although we mentioned many times that we were celebrating a birthday, when asked about dessert we directly said, " we would love a birthday dessert for our mother, thank you!". They did come with ice cream and a candle which was very much appreciated. I understand a busy restaurant, I was in the business myself. The service here has always been mediocre to poor. They are inundated with "to-go" orders and the patrons suffer as a result. More staff perhaps?? Meanwhile, we love the food which is why we keep coming back!

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  39. StephanieM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Suggested this place to my new boyfriend who never had indian food. I ordered the chicken tandori and he had the salmon tandori. Aloo Gobi, Vegetable Byrani, Garlic Naan. Safe good food for a newbie. He LOVED it and we had great conversation in a cute setting. The fans above I'm not a fan of. If you don't like a breeze on you it might be a bit chilly at first but we got used to it. Also, I felt healthy the next day after gorging on it all with all the sauces. Usually I have a puffy face from food coloring or who knows what in indian cooking and sauces. This place did not have neon pink (food colored) chicken. Felt cleaner eating all around. ;)

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  40. Gdelpasa

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I wish we could find an Indian restaurant in the Pasadena area with great food. All India Cafe is to Indian cuisine what Olive Garden is to Italian. Boring bland food with completely unfriendly service. The host/server absolutely did not want to be there. Nor, I suppose did any of the kitchen staff with uninspiring interpretations of chicken curry and dal. Not worth writing any more about this. Oh, and the host tried his best to avoid the OpenTable reservation. We’ll see if that comes through.

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FAQs

All India Cafe - Pasadena does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. All India Cafe - Pasadena also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 440-0309.

All India Cafe - Pasadena is rated 4.5 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 1 time today

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Google Map for All India Cafe - Pasadena

39 South Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

Additional information

  • Area
    Pasadena
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:30–23:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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