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One of the first Indian restaurants in Dallas, India Palace relocated to the Preston Valley Shopping Center in 1985 and has been named ""Best Indian Restaurant"" by the Dallas Observer for the past twelve years. As a matter of fact, India Palace has been named ""Best"" by several sources, including D Magazine, the Dallas Morning News, and the Zagat Survey, which reflects its patrons views. India's cuisine is a combination of subtle tastes where the flavors are as varied as India's climate and as exotic as India's people.
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Preston Valley Shopping Ctr
North Central Dallas
Indian Restaurants, Caterers, Asian Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Middle Eastern Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Fine Dining, Asian, Caterers, Family Style, Indian, Seafood, Middle Eastern

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: Cruises

Price Range : Average

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Provided by Citysearch - 
average food---way too pricey!

i must say they have great decorations...but if your going for authentic food...this is not the place!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Whats so great?

They say this place is sophisticated and classy. Yeah right. I was thinking about taking my date there tonight but I remember having tasted the food before and it was just average. Nothing great to excite me. Plus, the atmosphere really isn't one for a date. Overall, I was not impressed at all by this restaurant and after having gone to other indian places in dallas. STRONGLY suggest now that you go somewhere else.

Don't hold this place to high standards then you'll like it.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Indian Food - For non-indian taste buds

I would tend to agree with a few others who have made this point before - the food definitely is too bland for anyone who still maintains Indian taste buds.I would like to say that while the quality of food is pretty good compared to some of the other Indian restaurants, the food definitely lacks Indian flavor, which by the way doesn't start and end with the ""spiciness"" aspect alone.
Also, since this restaurant does attract a lot of non-Indians, I have often felt that the waiters don't necessarily spend a whole lot of time and attention on you if you are an Indian. Whether this is a direction given to them from the management or whether this is a result of Indians not tipping them as much because most Indians will tend to find this food ""average"", I cant say. All I know is that I tip well and still don't end up getting the kind of service that a ""non-Indian"" fellow sitting on the next table does.
As far as the rates go, this place definitely charges a premium for their reputation and location. The fact that they don't let you swap rice with naan is obnoxious, given the stature this place claims to have.
Overall, I still feel that their buffet gives you a lot of variety and is worth a visit.


Provided by Citysearch - 
price has gone up ... pretty good Indian food

first read review online saying weekday lunch for 7.95 then citysearch says it's 8.95 and after lunch I found out it's now 9.95/person for lunch buffet

upon entering...we were greeted by a cute hostess but sadly she sat us down at the 1st table which was next to the door =/ I usually prefer to sit in the middle of the action but whatever it gave us a good exercise between plates, the server was nice but didn't come back to check on us and gave us water without any ice (again not a big deal)

onto the buffet table...they had the yellow safran rice, 1 beef dish I forgot the name, chicken tandor and chicken masala, some fried brockley(kind of weird), chick peas, some cheese/spanich dish, and okra with onion dish and some mixed meat/veget dumpling meatball looking thing with cream sauce on top and your fruits and desserts and tomato soup w/ coconut flacks

over all it was a good experience, the place was bigger than what I pictured, pretty cool deco, food was pretty good too but I wish the price was lower and maybe add a curry dish or 2 into the mix.....it's called indian palace after all


Provided by Citysearch - 
Lunch buffet average

The lunch buffet is just average and the choices they have are at times very few. I have had other Indian Buffets that were far better than India Palace. I still don't understand what everyone is raving about. There are plenty of other Indian restaurants in the Dallas that far exceed this place. Maybe try Chat caffe, Our Place Indian Cuisine or even Masala.


Provided by Citysearch - 
NOT Good Indian Food! Rather generic and blah

Did someone really say this was the best in Dallas? This was our first time trying India Palace after just moving to the Dallas area recently. I was really disappointed. The sauces were thin and lacking any depth of flavor. We had Chicken Tikka Masala = little more than chicken in tomato cream sauce. It was really quite bland and the sauce was so runny. The chicken was dried out too on both this dish and the other. We also ordered Chicken Vindaloo. While this was certainly hot enough to break a sweat, that was pretty much all it had to offer. Normally we love Indian for the complexity of the spices but this was just not to be found for us at India Palace.

The mint chutney was good, as was the Naan. I simply don't recommend this place.

The other reviews were misleading and worries me that this is all Dallas has to offer.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great customer service

i just read the review of this place,
first thing to all critics...plz don't be a crazy.... this is restaurant not your personal backyard which gives away everything free... if you want something specific order it from menu and just eat it and get lost .... if you can't afford,, shut f***k up.... am tired of reading bad reviews about this place,,, very nice place , great service,,,, ONE MORE THING TO ALL INDIANS(NON TIPPERS) NOTHING IS FREE, CRAZYYYYYYYYY. IF YOU WANT SERVICE PAY YOUR SERVER AT LEAST 15%....this is america... if yu behave like an american then tip like an american........so , start looking at things more nicely....
take care


This was different but very ta...

This was different but very tasty. I would try this again.


Great Buffet

They have the best lunch buffet- Great for first time purveyors - good selection - excellent quality- something for everyone!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent variety, fresh, spicy and delicious.

I've been here three times and was very satisifed each time. The food has an impressive kick to it, yet is still tasty and fresh. The service is friendly and courteous and the staff always seem to be there when needed.

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12817 Preston RdDallasTX 75230

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