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does anyone know a "good" indian lunch buffet in manhattan?

bob Mar 21, 2001 03:46 PM

any suggestions??? preferably near time square.

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    stevek Mar 23, 2001 01:27 PM

    Bukhara Grill on 49th (2&3) absolutely rocks. Several of my friends who have been to the one in Bombay swear by it.

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      Anil Khullar Mar 23, 2001 09:48 AM

      Jewel of India 44th between 5th & 6th. However my
      last visit was a year or so ago.

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        Phil Pace Mar 21, 2001 07:00 PM

        Also nowhere near times square, but excellent and varied-Salaam Bombay (not cheap though, it's no 4.95 lunch buffet) 319 Greenwich St near the WTC. Have not been there in a couple of months but it never fails to impress.

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          yvonne johnson Mar 24, 2001 12:52 PM

          if this resataurant is still owned by the man who owned Atithi (no longer in the village): before tipping you may want to ask the waiter if he/she is allowed to keep the tip. my experience at Atithi was that waiters did not receive any of the tips. Just a thought.

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          MikeG Mar 21, 2001 06:28 PM

          It's not that close to times square, but my favorite in NY is The Bay Leaf on 56th btwn 5 & 6.

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            Asher Mar 21, 2001 03:57 PM

            I really like Diwan Grill, on East 48th Street, which is about a 15 minute walk from Times Square. Closer to Times Sq is Shaan, at 48th b/w 5th and 6th Aves, but I haven't been there in a number of years.

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              AHR Mar 21, 2001 09:44 PM

              Shaan was still good as of about six months ago. Also good, but somewhat different, is the newer Utsav at Sixth and 46th Street, a bit closer to Times Square.

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                bob Mar 22, 2001 08:39 AM

                is this place a buffet?

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                  Asher Mar 22, 2001 10:33 AM

                  To Bob - Shaan used to have a lunch buffet. The restaurant's phone number is (212) 977-8400, in case you want to call and check if the lunch buffet is still offered.

                  To AHR - Could you write a bit about Utsav? I've never been there, but I pass it frequently. My impression is that it is "modern" Indian (e.g., Tamarind, Raga) rather than traditional. Is this correct?


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