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Farouk's House of India

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3033 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3501
+1 804-355-0378
Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Chester, Virginia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Ate the lunch buffet. Just awful! One of the worst Indian restaurants I have ever been to. The saag was like algae slime and the food was so bland. Maybe off the menu is better.

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Thank Leafygirl13
Chester, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Unpretentious surroundings. Great service (particularly when the owner is ther which is 90% of the times I have visited). Excellent value for your money. I love the food. The lunch buffet is wonderful, enough variety and a quick visit when you are busy. I look forward to eating here after a fun Saturday in Carytown.

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Thank 1Sleepless
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here for 20 years and the food, service and ambiance is always excellent. The lunch buffet is small but varied and a great value.

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Thank Elizabeth R
Denver, Colorado
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172 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Small intimate twelve table venue on a vibrant shopping street. Nice attentive server/owner. Eight small containers on the buffet steam table, lots of sauce, not much meat. The dishes used a common spice that made them indistinguishable in flavor, none had heat. The cooking style may be from a region of India I have not experienced before but it did... More 

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Thank DrBeenThere
Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Had a window seat overlooking Carry street a few evenings ago. Owner was attentive, we had drinks and complementary papadums as soon as we were seated. Food was delicious, place is clean, comfortable and in a great location. Definitely a repeat for when we want decent indian food. Ive tried many in Richmond, but this is hands down the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

I lived in Richmond many years ago and used to eat regularly at Farouk's. A trip to Richmond this past Thanksgiving led to me making a special trip to Farouk's to see how much it had changed. The answer is,

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1 Thank William R
Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

Myself and boyfriend, decided to introduce one of our friends to try Indian food. We were in the Carytown area, so we figured this Indian restaurant had to be as good as other places we've tried in the area, but we were wrong. My friend ordered the chicken tikka masala, which is Chicken Masala on their menu. I told him... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Three of us had dinner tonight at Farouk's, which we've enjoyed before, and I wonder if it's under new management. I seem to remember that we liked the food much better in the past, but this was okay. We had Lamb Biryani and tasty naan with raisins and almonds. The woman who served us was efficient and pleasantly unobtrusive, the... More 

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Thank Lucy5109
Richmond, Virginia
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159 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

I have been at this restaurant twice: lunch and dinner. In both instances I found the food to be of poor quality and not fresh, especially the shrimp. The prices are low, but so is the food quality. There are several good to excellent Indian restaurants in Richmond. No need to settle for low quality and just OK taste.

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Thank Nelson M
Eden, North Carolina, United States
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I've not had Indian food before, but this place was recommended to us as a good place to begin. Service was excellent, and waiters and waitresses were dressed in traditional Indian outfits. The buffet, reasonably priced, gave us an opportunity to sample many different dishes. Most were not only palatable, but quite delicious. It is a small restaurant, tucked into... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3033 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3501
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-355-0378

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