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Indian Lunch Buffet in Mt. Vernon/Baltimore???

subinai Aug 2, 2006 04:18 PM

There is a Indian Restaurant that has a super cheap lunch buffet. I believe its on Charles St. in Baltimore. I can't think of the name of it to save my life. Any thoughts? Thanks!!

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    a70wilson Aug 2, 2006 08:17 PM

    I thought super-cheap was the one right above North Ave. - so not really Mt. Vernon, but I was there a couple of weeks ago and it was $4.95 for the buffet. Really. The food was OK - nan a bit dried out - but for a $5 meal it was perfect.

    I never remember the name or the exact address (have to look side to side as I drive up Charles), but looked it up and I think it is:
    India Tandoor
    2101 N. Charles St

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      elgringoviejo Aug 2, 2006 07:45 PM

      I have not been to Mehek, but I can recommend Mem Sahib at the Lexington market as an excellent Indian lunch buffet.

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      1. re: elgringoviejo
        ko1 Aug 3, 2006 12:10 AM

        I agree. Not incredible, but very solid for the money.

      2. subinai Aug 2, 2006 06:13 PM

        I'll take recommendations too!

        I think the place I was looking for was Mughal Garden. Thanks for the help.

        I'm coming from Brooklyn to spend a few days at home in MD. I plan on going on a foodie rampage to my old favorites and new restaurants.

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        1. re: subinai
          baltimom Aug 3, 2006 06:24 PM

          While we're on recommendations and Indian food, I have to recommend Ambassador Dining Room. It's not cheap, and they do _not_ have a buffet, but it is wonderful.They have a website, not surprisingly


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            Hal Laurent Aug 4, 2006 12:23 PM

            The Ambassador's website says that they *do* have a buffet at lunch. Personally, I dislike buffets and don't consider that a desirable feature.

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              baltimom Aug 8, 2006 11:43 PM

              woops, I stand corrected! I too am not that into buffets, but accuracy is always best.

        2. Lettuce Eat Aug 2, 2006 04:48 PM

          God no. Not Akbar. See previous posts on the subject of Indian buffets. The one you mean is most likely Mughal Garden.

          A better choice is Mehek in Fells Point, followed by Mem Sahib near Lexington Market.

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            Lowbar Aug 2, 2006 05:23 PM

            That's right, Mughal Garden also has one. Its been a while and I couldn't remember the name. If I remember correctly, both Mughal Garden and Akbar are around 7 bucks.

            Note I am NOT recommending either of these places, I just thought the OP was trying to remember the name of a place, not looking for a rec.

          2. subinai Aug 2, 2006 04:44 PM

            Thank you, BmoreHounds!

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              baltimom Aug 2, 2006 04:27 PM

              Yup, it's Akbar. If you ask, they have lemon pickle, too. But you have to ask for it.

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