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Flavor of India

3026 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3304
+1 805-682-6561
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3026 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3304
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is great place to go if you have never eaten India food and want to sample the cuisine. I've been to many India restaurants and this one is very good! The lunch buffet has a good selection of entrée choices. The eat-all-you-want lunch is...More

Thank NoStopSigns
Reviewed 22 December 2017

My husband and I came here for a lunch buffet. There were probably 8 or 10 main dishes, and only three had meat (so good for carnivores and vegetarians). There was also the normal salad, some fruit, and some sweet rice dessert. Everything that we...More

Thank kurisuteina
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This was my first experience eating Indian food in Santa Barbara. I have dined at many Indian restaurants in the US, as well as London, which has some of the best Indian restaurants in the world. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Flavor...More

Thank Pippiduck
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I love this place. As a long time local this is my go-to Indian restaurant. It's family-owned and operated. The food is delicious! It's great to eat in or get takeout. My all-time favorites are the vegetarian samosas, the chicken tikka masala, the pilao rice...More

1  Thank tripgirl123
Reviewed 28 June 2017

A couple years ago we found out about Flavor of India from a friend and we keep coming back. You know the old adage, if there are a lot of Asians eating at an Asian restaurant, it is probably pretty good. It must be true...More

1  Thank Gene U
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Solid Indian. Their mango chicken is awesome. Do not miss this dish. Service and ambience also very nice. Great spot.

Thank orthobass
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I do more take out from here than dine in, but dining in is very solid too. They work hard, the food is consistently good. They don't make mistakes and I am very satisfied. (having said that, the pappadoms were stale last night). It is...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Across the street from our hotel, this was a very good Indian restauraunt and reasonably priced. Service was very good.

Thank SFTravelGuy
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We eat Indian food at least once a week and travel extensively. The lunch buffet had a good selection of dishes but they were lackluster. The chicken had gristle in it and we couldn't cut it because there were no knives to cut it. The...More

Thank ghogsett
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Pros 1. Good food. 2. Two pappad with meal. 3. Liked paneer tikka. Cons 1. Price. 2. Playing religious hindu worship music while customers are eating meat. I did not find this ethical and hurt my sentiments. 3. Sitting arrangement very crowded. 4. Waiter forgets...More

Thank Sherry T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3026 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-682-6561
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