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Indian Buffet - 51st & 6th Ave

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Taking my family during my lunch break. I've had Bay Leaf around here, guess I'm curious to see if there's much better out there that I don't know about.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Utsav on 47th between 6th & 7th is probably of equal quality to Bay Leaf, and some here think it's better.

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    1. Bombay Palace is serviceable. Though Utsav stands out amongst the three. Haven't heard anything about Shaan for a while (48th and 6th) and they used to do a good buffet. Is Shaan no longer amongst the living?

      1. Of course, Minar, the dive across the street from Utsav is the best of all! I guess you don't want to take your family there though.

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        1. re: gumnaam

          Shaan is gone. I think they were the best in the area, but they had a smaller selection than the other 2 and charged a dessert supplement. I too am a Minar fan. I think it's some of the best Indian food in the city, especially considering the price.

          I think Bombay Palace is pretty mediocre. In fact, not much better than 6th Street joints.

        2. Thanks guys, ended up taking them to Utsav, and they loved it!