Flavor of India Flavor of India

Flavor of India

3026 State St. (De La Vina St.)
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Cuisine: Indian
Traditional Indian fare, including a popular lunch buffet, keeps the locals coming back.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

Flavor of India Restaurant Review:

Family-owned and -operated, Flavor of India boasts consistent quality and prices that won’t break the bank. The simple Indian-themed décor is predictable but pleasant enough, though most people opt for the small patio. Chefs use two tandoor ovens to cook a variety of foods, including a large selection of breads like naan and chapati, and to grill savory kebabs, chicken marinated in yogurt, spiced salmon, lamb and aloo gobhi --- a collection of potatoes and cauliflower with mild earthy spices. Everything is made from scratch, even the cheese for the saag paneer, and dishes tend to be mildly seasoned. If you prefer spicier, just let them know. The restaurant is best known for its 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 highlight of the beverage list is the Balti wines, made specifically to pair with spicy curry. Or choose from a small selection of beers.

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