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Little India Champa Downtown
Indian Restaurant$$
Today 11AM–10PM
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1533 Champa St Denver, CO 80202
1533 Champa StreetUSColoradoDenver80202
$$Indian Restaurant, Bar
Indian Restaurant
Buffet Restaurant
Vegetarian Restaurant
Takeout Restaurant
Gluten-Free Restaurant
Delivery Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
Today 11AM–10PM
Friday 11AM–10PMSaturday 11AM–10PMSunday 11AM–10PMMonday 11AM–10PMTuesday 11AM–10PMWednesday 11AM–10PMThursday 11AM–10PM

The Baidwan and Malhotra families have been in Colorado for more than 25 years, and in 1998 they came together in their love for cooking to open Little India. Since that time, the two families have been serving Denver its most authentic fine Indian cuisine in a restaurant that has quickly become an area favorite. After all, there’s a reason Little India has been named “Best Indian Restaurant” and “Best Lunch Buffet” by local critics and Denver patrons for the past seventeen years. The sense of authenticity is undeniably evident in Little India’s atmosphere, where indian art and music accent the casual dining rooms. Then there’s the food: The Chefs who began their careers in Northern India, use only the freshest meats and ingredients and are known for mixing their own signature curry. A friendly, charming staff rounds out the dining experience at Little India-an experience that mingles exotic and simple tastes to unforgettable effect.

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Tandoori specials, assorted Indian favorites & an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet in sleek surrounds.- Google
"Small, quaint place, but the food is bomb."
"One of the best indian restaurants downtown."
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joey haas
2 months ago
My girlfriend and i love Indian food. We often make it ourselves, but always appreciate a good restaurant. We had a long day and ordered some food from here, never having anything from them before. The food was identified to take 20-30 minutes to arrive, so a bit fast for Indian but hey not complaining. 30 Min rolls around not a peep, 45 minutes nothing, 1 hour nothing, 11/2 hours get a call saying they are backed up and really rushing, 2hours shows up cold... While after a round in the microwave it tasted all right i won't be trying this place again. @ The Owner: I ordered from grub hub on the 20th at 8:20PM with delivery at 1030PM. I got a call at 10PM saying my order was almost done cooking and the driver would leave soon, and the call when he got to my house.
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Like I mentioned over on Yelp, Joey, this experience doesn't sound like us. I actually couldn't find your information in our system, so it's possible you may have ordered from one of our sister locations. I hope you'll get back to me on Yelp so I can nail down the specific evening -- thank you so much for touching base. -Harman, Owner
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Julio Guzman
a month ago
First time trying Indian food and I wasn't dissapointed. Great place to start if you are looking for something new and refreshing.
Response from the owner - a month ago
So glad you enjoyed your experience with us, Julio, especially seeing as it was your first time trying Indian food! What did you order with us? Can't wait to find out, Harman, Owner
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Willow McGinty
6 months ago
My friend and I split a meal of the "thicker" curry with a side of naan. It was the perfect portion for the two of us. (Granted, we are both smaller females. If you are two big guys or going on a date, you might want a little more food, but don't be afraid to split something or set up the meal community style.) Overall it was a cheap, delicious meal right off the mall. My only complaint is that it took us a while to get the check/card. Downtown waitstaff are pretty used to people on the go so we were pleasant but persistent in getting noticed and out of there, so it wasn't too big a deal.
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Randy Majors
5 months ago
Solid, reliable Indian cuisine, even if not exactly inspired (and yet, very busy on this Saturday night). Service is mostly good and friendly. Downtown Denver / LoDo / LoHi need more Indian restaurants!
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Clinton Fitch
3 months ago
Excellent food and a friendly staff. The dishes here are all excellent and their naan is wonderful. I recommend the Lamb Rogen Josh as it is fantastic.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Clinton, I love that dish, too! Thanks for being such a wonderful supporter -- it's so nice to have fans like you come see us every once in a while. -Harman, Owner
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Dustin M
3 weeks ago
The flavors of the food were fantastic, but I ordered my chili chicken hot and it came out mild. Service otherwise was excellent, however, and I would have no problem going back.
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
I sure hope you will make it back, Dustin! Sounds like there may have been a mixup in the kitchen with your order, and we'd gladly take care of that -- just let us know the heat isn't quite right and we'll look into it for you. See you soon! -Harman, Owner
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C Carroll
3 months ago
There's no other way to say this - the Indian Food here is horrible. We even ordered a plate of Vinadloo (spicy) because it wasn't on the buffet and it came out tasteless and my 2 year could handle the spice. Naan is greasy. Overall, tasteless food.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
I'm disappointed we let you down recently. We actually do make our food to your spice preference, but if we made an error, that's something we'd like to fix right away -- feel encouraged to let us know next time. I sure hope you'll give us another shot, though. I know we can leave you with a more characteristic second impression. -Harman, Owner
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Josh Witter
4 months ago
Don't understand why this place isn't at least 4 stars on here. I've eaten Indian food all over the world and highly recommend this place. Lunch buffet is where it's at.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Josh, this review is where it's at. So glad we're so highly recommended, considering your experience! Hope to see you soon for lunch (or dinner, too). -Harman, Owner


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