India Express (Capitol Hill)

510 Broadway Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 324-9449

Categories: Restaurant

Restaurant Details

  • Indian classics, including many vegan options, conveniently located on Broadway. They deliver!
  • Features: Cheap Eats, Delivery and To Go
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Serving Hours: Daily 11:30 am- 10 pm
  • Price Range: $

Average Rating:
  • 3.00000/5 Stars.
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Small portions, bland food

The amount of lamb in my lamb tikka was paltry. More like an appetizer portion than what you would expect for an almost $11 entree. I know you're thinking "spoiled American, he should go to Sizzler." But trust me, this was a rip off by any standard. On top of that, the food was dry and tasteless. If you're going to do tiny portions the food better be exquisite. Maybe it's wrong to pass judgement based on one visit, but after reading the other reviews I am not tempted to try again.
Posted by Bluepiano on March 10, 2008 at 11:39 PM · Report this

This Place SUCKS !!

I have tried India Express a couple of times hoping that the next time would be better than the first time. Man, was I wrong. Who in their right mind serves frozen vegetables when it is a MAIN dish. Do they think that just becuase it has been cooked in some flavorful sauce that it will be tasty and good? These were the frozen vegetables where each shape and cut are the exactly the same and when you bit into them, water permeates out of the food. Just plain tacky. The other selections are rather, well, bad at best. The service is not all that friendly, and the space could use an update. What's wrong with all of other folks who think that this crap is great? Are you from Idaho?
Posted by MANEATER on March 4, 2008 at 1:37 PM · Report this

Luke warm

Fast delivery, but the non was barely warm and there was only about 6 pieces of lamb in the lamb sag. The somosas were also luke warm, but the sauce that comes with them is great
Posted by Marklar on February 26, 2008 at 8:29 PM · Report this

Best Indian on Capitol Hill

A coworker recommended this place to me after I had eaten at that other Indian place on Pike for about a year. He was like "no, no, you must eat at India Express" (I've never been there, but order from them about once a week). The people are great, from the delivery guy who is always super friendly and talkative to the friendly sounding lady on the phone. The food is always consistently excellent. One complaint maybe is their resistance to making it as spicy as I would like... I like to sweat and sniffle when I eat spicy food, and this never comes close to doing that.
Posted by no on January 29, 2008 at 11:48 AM · Report this

Frozen vegies

Lamb jalfrazi is supposed to be made with fresh vegetables, according to the menu, but the soggy texture and cerrated cut on the carrots make me believe that they are fresh from the freezer. The rice was dry and my tandoori chicken reminded me of chicken from a cheap diner. I feel had.
Posted by ragingbull on January 2, 2008 at 6:13 PM · Report this

Best Food in the City

Seriously, this is some of the best Indian (and Bhutanese) food I've ever eaten. Try the goat curry if you can! Bhutanese food (if the place is indeed of Bhutanese ownership) seems to tend to be a lot spicier than traditional Indian food, but it is still excellent. The folks working there are extraordinarily nice, the atmosphere soothing (though the former-diner thing is a little unnerving at first) and you'll keep coming back. I make a point of hitting IE at least once or twice a week, and always leave happy and full. Excellent chai as well.
Posted by Kinkos on May 22, 2007 at 5:48 PM · Report this


Love this place now that it isn't owned by those weird super tall Indian or Pakistani dudes. And the lady who served me- she's priceless. At first I thought she was an asshole, but it turned out it's just one of those cultural difference things. She's got a significant smile, but it's not like a manic, fully forced horse tooth American smile. And how old is she anyway? She's got the aura of a thousand year old woman, but she's probably only 40 or something. She goes, "How hot?" And I go, "Hot." And she goes, "No, no. This is your first time, I'll bring you not-so-hot and then you'll know more about our food." See, she knew I'd be back. I was stunned actually, that she told me no. But she was right, and she didn't even think for a second that she'd done anything wrong. See, with confidence you can get away with murder. The place is a little awkward what with all the mirrors (It used to be a Johnny Rockets). And I'm not convinced they owners are Indian- they've got pics. of Butan all over the place, but who gives? The food is good.
Posted by Hans Hackenstackerbundt on May 22, 2007 at 5:33 PM · Report this

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