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Flavor of India

3026 State St. (De La Vina St.) Send to Phone
805-682-6561 | Menu
Warm service and traditional northern Indian food made from scratch keep the locals coming back year after year.
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Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual

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Flavor of India Restaurant Review

: While Santa Barbara offers a handful of nice Indian restaurants, this quiet gem on Upper State remains at the top of the list after nearly two decades. Family-owned and -operated, Flavor of India boasts consistent quality and prices that won’t break the bank. The chefs use two tandoor ovens to cook a variety of traditional breads such as naan and chapati, and to grill savory kebabs, chicken marinated in yogurt, spiced salmon and lamb. Everything is made from scratch, even the cheese for the saag paneer, and dishes tend to be delicately seasoned, if anything, a little too mild. If you like it hot, let your server know and they’ll kick up the spice a notch. Locals in-the-know flock here for the affordable lunch buffet, which offers a refreshingly small amount of choices and a bottomless basket of naan. For dessert, don’t miss the gulab jamun, a light pastry made from milk and served in a floral-scented sugar syrup. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, although the restaurant itself is rather simple inside and out.

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