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I'm new to Indian food and would like to try some buffets to see what I like. Any open for weekend dinners? They all seem to operate for weekday lunches. A little heavy for me during the work day.

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  1. I know that Tandoor India has a weekend buffet but if you really want to start learning about Indian food head to Bombay2Deli. They have a number of dishes that they only make on the weekends and you can still get their normal lunch special of 2 curries bread and pickle for $5.50. So for less than $10 you can try as many dishes as you'll get at a buffet. Furthermore the owner is extremely helpful and friendly (I forgot her name).

    1. Mysore Cafe on Hennepin in Uptown only serves a buffet on weekend evenings. It's pretty good South Indian. Vegetarian only, I believe.

      Places links:

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      Bombay 2 Deli [Closed - May Reopen in Different Place]
      1840 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

      Mysore Cafe [Closed April 08]
      2819 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

      1. India Palace in Roseville as a weekend buffet that is delicious.

        1. Not sure if you are up for the suburbs - but there is a fanastic indian buffet in east bloomington called Surabhi. http://www.surabhicuisine.com/Surabhi...

          The website does not state the menu but it has a great assortment. Address:517 West 98th Street. Buffet is only open for lunch.

          If you just want to go for dinner - their chicken tikka masala is to die for.

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          1. re: MNLawGirl

            Unfortunately, Surabhi is now a pit of construction, RIP.

            Marla's (in uptown on the corner of Lake and Emerson) has a weekend buffet, which also includes some Carribean dishes. I haven't eaten the weekend buffet in years, but their weekday version and regular menus are pretty tasty.

            1. re: jbanana

              Actually it moved - in the same complex as Festival Foods. Ate there last week. The menu and buffet is still good. The website I posted above has the new address.

              1. re: MNLawGirl

                whoops! I didn't look close enough at that address - I must have been so overwhelmed with sadness the last time I was in the neighborhood and saw the whole place razed to the ground. This is great news.

          2. How about South Asian Foods, up by Central Ave and Hwy 694?

            It's a small Indian grocery with a deli counter in the back. Last time I was there (back in the summer), the owner mentioned a weekend brunch - I'm not sure if it's a buffet or if it's order-at-the-counter, as on weekdays, with special dishes on weekends.

            Here's a post that describes South Asian Foods:

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/34874...

            Anne

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            South Asian Foods
            765 53rd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421

            1. Your best bet is to check out this recent post,

              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/348744

              then maybe call a few. According to my co-op student (who is of Indian descent) pretty much all of the local Indian places have lunch buffets.

              Then swing by the Brookdale 8 cinema and catch a Bollywood flick!

              Good luck, and enjoy!