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Not Just Snacks

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833-835 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906
+1 401-831-1150
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years, great food ! Very autentic Indian cooking. Owners are a very nice family. Must try if you like Indian food

Thank villagehearth
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

So this is a very modest shop that is like walking into a whole new country. Since I have taken cooking classes at Rasoi (and thoroughly enjoyed them) this is the perfect place to find authentic Indian ingredients that I can use in Indian, Pakistani, Thai and other Asian cooking. Prices are affordable and the counter folks are always humble... More 

Thank Mari Anne S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Walking into Not Just Snacks, I'm always floored by how few people have found this amazing little place. It's a secret my husband and I have been enjoying since before we were married--ten years, and this little jewel of a restaurant has never changed. A few other non-Indian diners know the secret, but the majority of the patrons seem to... More 

Thank Chantelle M
Old Brookville, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Samosa, naan with honey & garlic,and rice Can't go wrong- always a quick take away meal for myself. Friendly owner and excellent service. Affordable and reliable. Mint tea is delicious.

Thank Kim W
Barrington, Rhode Island
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269 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy dining here. My favorite dish is their tandoori chicken, along with the delicious naan and the great dipping sauces. Try the honey ginger naan - it's almost a dessert. Also great are the mango lassi drink, the samosas and pakoras, and much more. The ambience is very far from fancy and instead simple and bright. Thumbs up.

Thank RhodeScholar123
Barrington, Rhode Island
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269 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

You won't find great atmosphere here -- at all. But you'll find terrific Indian food at reasonable prices. My favorite is the tandoori chicken -- and the naan is great, too (try the honey ginger -- it's like a dessert).

Thank RhodeScholar123
Deer Isle, Maine
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Nothing pretentious here, just ordinary food, small portions, overpriced, brightly-lit interiors, no acoustic insulation. Many better Indian restaurants in Providence.

Thank Ciderwinemaker
Ithaca, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is our most-frequented Indian restaurant of the 3 near our house. It's cheaper, and is just good Indian food. No "fusion" fuss like Rasoi (which I also love) and I'm fairly certain they use ghee, unlike India (which I also love). They've always been super friendly to us and our child, and while waiting for a takeout order I... More 

Thank Elisa C
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

One line review first: If you don't like good spicy food and want less spicy and less aromatic food, you will like this place, however if you are yearning for REALLY AUTHENTIC Indian food with all its spice, aroma and flavor, you will be a little bit disappointed. The chicken biriyani and vegetable biriyani we ordered were very so so.... More 

Thank Paddy_India
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

One of those holes in the wall with authentic food. Always looking forward to eating here. That could use a makeover but who cares !

Thank SAlex008023

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 833-835 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Hope
  • Neighbourhood: Hope
  • Phone Number: +1 401-831-1150

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?