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India Pavilion

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222 E Calder Way, State College, PA
+1 814-237-3400
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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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 1 week ago

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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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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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277 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank roxolananaydan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The food was good, albeit a bit tamer than many Indian Restaurants in cities. The flavors were good and portions appropriate. Waitstaff was very nice and attentive

Thank Tom R
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

State College is a vibrant community with lots of restaurants and fast food joints. When it comes to Indian food, India Pavilion is unequivocally the best. I go there twice a month with my friends, sometimes, even for professional luncheons. The buffet is 'cheap & best' as any Indian would put it.

Thank NakulGrover

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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, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?