awful lunch at jaipur today
i eat the buffet lunch at jaipur fairly regularly, not because it ever was great, but because it was convenient, reasonably priced, quick, and good enough for a weekday lunch.
today, though, it went over the line, foodwise.
the dal's primary flavor was potato--not legumes.
the saag was, how should i say this, tired
the cauliflower was fair
the green salad was wilted
and on, and on
the food wasn't even marginally acceptable today.
That's really sad news because Mme Zoe and I have had many lunches there and found the food to be A+. Hope this was a one time shot; however, the Turkish kebabs in the food court at the Westside Pavillon are very ordinary. More Middle Eastern than Turkish with ME sides. Best to try lunches up Westwood Blvd - had a great lunch special at Shamshiri last week - rice crust with eggplant piled on it. Finished to the last bite.
I agree, Jaipur - nothing to write home about. However, New India Grill on Westwood Blvd. has a better selection/quality than Jaipur (IMO). Plus, they have their Buffet menu posted on the window now by day.
Happy Indian Buffet-ing!
I recall reading a review on Jaipur from a frequent (and reliable, in my estimation) poster here from several months back, where they recounted a tongue-lashing they received from the owner. Apparently the chowhound did not like what was on their plate enough to finish/consume it; and when paying the bill, the owner supposedly snarked at them saying: "next time, don't waste the buffet food". I reckon owners of buffets observe alot of waste and may be justified in calling out a patron on wanton waste. But what if the food just blows and the person can consume no more? It sounds like Jaipur's buffet may be a minefield, when it comes to selecting what one thinks one might finish to the last drop.