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India Pavilion

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££ - £££
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222 E Calder Way, State College, PA
+1 814-237-3400
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is Really great choice If You are fan of the south indian cuisine. Spicy enough very reasonsble Price!

Thank LiktorBalazs
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I have been patronizing this place since its opening some years ago in the Calder Ally, across from the Tavern Restaurant. Great food, reasonable cost, and friendly service make this place practically a land-mark in state college. Its a family owned business and provides healthy and nutritious cultural food. for the Penn State Students, Faculty and the visitors. Dr. U.... More 

Thank Scallop15
Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I always feel welcome, when going. Lunch buffet is perfect, they always mix it up weekly which is nice. I always take friends there for lunch when people are in town. Good service, clean place!

Thank 208Emma
State College, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Nicely prepared food, traditional, reasonably priced. The lunch buffet is quite the deal--all you can eat for a very reasonable price. Good service at any time, lots of tables--never had to wait. No alcohol served, but I believe that you can BYOB. Great family place, a bit noisy, and "below ground."

Thank Tamarack97
State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Restaurant is very clean, has good food and very pleasant atmosphere My son-in-law ordered beer. The restaurant does not have a beer license and the very helpful staff told him where the nearest package store was and even took the extra beer he brought back in put it in the kitchen refrigerator to keep it cold for him. We... More 

Thank oldtraveler2015
State College, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

One of our favorite places in State College. My wife isn't into hot food and they always accomidate to make it mild... me, I love hot stuff and they will bring the heat if you ask. Love the Chicken Chili (extra hot). WIll need lots of water to dring and napkins to wipe the top of my head.

Thank Art L
State College, Pennsylvania
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287 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My husband has raved about this buffet for years. I actually never really sampled Indian food until he came around (not brought up by an adventurous family). I thought a buffet was a wonderful way to sample some items and see what I enjoyed. I really liked the food a lot. They had some nice options and everything I sampled... More 

Thank hollytrea
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

India Pavilion offers a wide selection of delicious Indian dishes. Halal food is available. The place is wonderful with good seating.

Thank bluewave4444
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I really like the food at Indian Pavilion; especially the chicken tikka masala! The lunch buffet is just so good!!!! On the other hand, sometimes I get frustrated with the service. The waiters either take forever to check the table or come by too frequently interrupting conversation multiple times depending on who you get. The service is not very professional... More 

Thank Maryam S
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I love the lunch buffet at the India Pavillion, but I've had dinners there, too and they are even better. Love the Kofta Curry and Lamb dishes. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. You're bound to find students and faculty of PSU there; it's loved by locals and visitors, alike. Even Bernie Sanders ate at the IP when he came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E Calder Way, State College, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-3400

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