New India Restaurant
5226 Bethel Center Mall, Columbus, OH 43220
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Indian
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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I had an Entertainment Book coupon. The staff said they no longer honor them. They offered a $6 discount on 2 dinners (instead of the $13 Entertainment Book). I said that would be OK since we wanted to try this restaurant. They only took $5 off the ticket and the food made my husband ill. I would NOT recommend this restaurant.
I am Indian and dont eat at Indian restaurants very often because we cook Indian food at home everyday. But there comes a day when you want garlic naan and tandoori tikka's. Most of the restaurants put lots of cream etc in their dishes and mostly they come out to be little sweeter then spicier. MAN OHH MAN this place is one of the best restaurant Indian food I have had in long time. Everything was so perfect and delicious. Just became its loyal customer.....
12/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Good food, good prices. I come here often. You can vary the spiciness. My favorites are the baigan bartha (eggplant) and the saag paneer. The chicken dishes are all really good also, delicious combination of tender meet and balanced sauces. Check it out!
09/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I don't quite understand the bad reviews (then again, I haven't eaten their lunch buffet in years.) The service is adequate, nothing special. The food is good though and I like that there are several vegetarian dishes they will ""veganize"" for you-this is less for me a concern about dairy products and more about not eating large quantities of cream and butter with my meal. A friend of mine says she dreams about their okra dish. They have a wide selection of naan and it's excellent.
09/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
First, I will say that I would have given it 0 stars, but that is not allowed.
I have dined at this restaurant for years. Our first dining experience was in the evening, from the menu. From what I recall, everything was good.
The last year or so, we have dined here, mostly the lunch buffet. We arrived there the other day at 1:30 (an hour before the restaurant was to close for lunch), and again the buffet was running out of food. This has happened before, but that was when we arrived closer to closing. We thought 1:30 was surely going to be enough time before closing at 2:30. We didn't expect them to be running out of food nor did we expect the food to be old/bad. When I asked the servers (you know, the ones that recognize us because we have frequented their restaurant for years) if they would put more of the veggie dish out, they looked at me and said that there was no more left to put out. This would have been okay (but again this has happened before), I mean, it was one veggie dish, but then I found that the Tandori Chicken (the whole reason I go to Indian food for lunch), was just about gone, and what was left was terrible and dry. The mango pudding (another favorite of mine) had no mangoes in it and was just about empty. I had to scrape the bottom of the pan to get some (same with the rice pudding);
The most disturbing part of all of this, the reason why I will not be giving them money in exchange for old/bad or no food is that the owner? or servers at this restaurant do not seem to think this is a problem. They must not think that the buffet needs to be fresh, fully stocked, and ... I don't know... appealing? or edible?
In short, if you really must go to this place, you might want to go for dinner, or an early lunch if you actually expect them to have food for you to eat.
01/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My daughter and I tried this out and were underwhelmed. Service was prompt, water and bread delivered quickly. The vegetable samosas were great. We ordered chicken korma and chicken tikki masala based on other reviews. We asked for medium spice. Maybe that was the problem - we like a little kick but don't want heat to be the only sensation. Both lacked the complexity of spices we look for in Indian meals. The tikki masala my daughter compared to tomato soup. The korma was just dull. We may give it another try. Next time I will ask the wait staff for suggestions on how to order. Maybe most patrons are looking for bland?
03/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This was my first time ever having Indian food so other than being told to expect spicy food I went with an open mind. Was seated at a table that was supposed to be ready for customers but the waitress was picking food and hair off it as she poured my one and only glass of water I would get throughout my meal. Two of the buffet spots were empty through my entire meal making a small buffet even smaller. Dirty plates stayed on the table during the course of my entire stay until the check was brought to the table during which time I finally got a refill on my water. I Will NOT return here again.
05/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We are vegetarians and have been to many cbus Indian restaurants. This one is at the top of out list. Great flavors. could be considered heavy but hey, its Indian. I would say the staff tries but service was not that bad. I have had equal, if not less attentive, service at the ""better"" restaurant ""chain"" name famous in cbus. (hint: CM)
12/31/2008Provided by Citysearch -
It is one of the sub-par indian restaurant I have been to in the country. The food is really bad, and the staff has a really bad attitude. We went twice to try out their buffet, which is supposed to be till 2.30 pm. We went in at around 1.55, and the waitress expressed her displeasure for comming in so close to 2.30! They stop re-filling the buffet from 2.00pm, so, you eat what you get, if anything. The staff appears to be genuinly unhappy to see customers walk in. The quality of the food is also very bad. The spices in the curries are uncooked. The meat is also under-done.
10/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The cuisine served at this restaurant was phenomenal and the service was excellent!! I highly recommend dinning here. This place was very clean, No wait to be seated, No foreign objects in food, The food was awesome and just because the waitress isn't at your table every time you turn around doesn't mean ""Bad"" service, you have to remember this is not an American restaurant, If you want an annoying waitress breathing down your neck every second you should probably dine at Texas Roadhouse. We were treated very nicely and with respect, Different culture, but there is much to be appreciated about this restaurant, It's excellent. I believe that if your just going to get on a website and give some one a bad review you should just keep it to yourself, you stupid Americans.
01/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is by far the best indian restaurant I have been to in a long time. I went to the dinner and they have many different types of curry. They have a wide selection of vegetarian, chicken, lamb, and some seafood options. All the items seemed delicious by their descriptions but I had to chose one. Although I could have chosen a veggie platter or non-veggie platter they had that had combinations. The Chicken Tikka Masala was top class. It was amazingly good and delicous. They had a large variety of breads but I chose the recomended Kashmiri Naan and it was very tasty. It was stuffed bread with cashews, raisins, and coconut. The service was also great. It had a very relaxing atmosphere. No complains from me! I encourage others to go and check it out.
01/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
i love this resturant. I go there everyday and the staff is really nice. The food is very good... i have never had a bad experience. the prices are good (considering the fact that the prices on everything else in the country are going up). I sometimes see people who come in at 2:30 and the manager says they cannot eat and I enderstand because if i owned the restuarant then i would say the same thing. Other than that the service is awesome and so is the food
01/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is my favorite Indian restaurant in town, possibly the best chicken Korma in North America (and I've tried several others). I agree with some of the other opinions here regarding poor service, attitude etc. but in my opinion the unparalleled korma secret recipe by itself trumps all else. It's worth the suffering ;o) unless some other place opens up with the same recipe and better service! New India beware ...
12/31/2007Provided by Citysearch -
When we went there, there was no warm welcome and the service is horrible. They behave as if they give the food for free. If the quality of food is good, I can compromise on service but the food quality is also not good and the taste is not Indian. In the Indian restaurent I was for Indian taste but after paying hefty money for the worst food, I came out with bad memories..
11/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The Restaurant seems to be just OK considering the fact that there are other better Indian restaurants in and around Dublin. The service is really bad, no promptness.. if u request a change in the menu the waitresses stare at you like you have broken the law or something. Food taste is below average. No frequent water fills, ambience is not good..no indian music in the background...i wonder why certain indian restaurants are poor in their service..waitresses not pleasant ..seem that they r working forcefully..
not a good restaurant..try something else..
09/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The wine seemed a bit smokey. We found the tip of a cigarette on the bottom of the wine glass. The food was forgetable; runny curry, burned nan and average tandori. Worst of all, we both have intestinal distress today the day after New India. Hmmm, could there be a connetcion? I won't give it another chance. The help wasn't rude just a bit odd and aloof. I still can't get the cigarette flavor out of my mouth and I have brushed my teeth and gargled many times. Seems a bit unsanitary, using a customers wine glass for an ashtray.
09/22/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We went to this restuarant on a saturday at around 2.30pm.As expectedly you think you will get a warm welcome with smiling face, but no it was a very depressing welcome and to add up to that the table manners were diappointing too.As when the water was served the spoons and the handtowel were all over the place with no courtesy to be arrange it .
After such a start it is difficult to enjoy any food even if the chef has put all his efforts in the cooking.
when asked for such a attitude towards coustmer the reply given wasnot satisfying.
It makes it diffcult to suggest such venues.
This is the best Indian food I have ever had, including what I ate as a child at the table of our Indian family friend.
New India Restaurant's lunch buffet is literally my first lunch choice in the whole city. It's that good. I cannot say enough about the food quality! Another important detail is that the food is totally authenic but really approachable--nothing looks "weird" or "icky". Everything is beautiful and smells heavenly--I really recommend this as a safe place to take a guest who hesitates to eat ethnic food. Try the chicken tikka masala!