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Feb 18, 2009 06:19 PM

Best Indian Lunch Buffet?

Any suggestions?

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  1. shershah in marina del rey
    jaipur in west LA
    india restaurant in artesia

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    1. re: westsidegal

      I second India Restaurant in Artesia. I've only been once, but it stands out as one of the best I've ever had.

      1. re: Dogbite Williams

        Third rec for India restaurant. Great tasting and wide selection of items with the added bonus of a very reasonable price

        1. re: soto i am

          4th. I've been to ALOT of Indian Buffets, and this is clearly the best.

      1. re: rednyellow

        How about in the West SFV? Thanks.,

        1. re: SIMIHOUND

          in chatsworth
          Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant

          (818) 998-3031

          i've been there on the weekends. not sure about what they offer during the week

          1. re: westsidegal

            Would this be the same owners as the one in Artesia?

            1. re: westsidegal

              I hope it is not the same owners as in artesia--avoid the artesia location at all costs--it is filthy on most nights, and the service is horrible

              1. re: dreamprfct

                I haven't had any problems there!

            2. re: SIMIHOUND

              I have really enjoyed the buffet at Copper Chimney in Woodland Hills. The chef came from a long stint at Nawab of India at Santa Monica and they have been open less than a year. He is really doing a great job. There is a good selection of dishes; every table receives a basket of fresh-baked naan, and I believe the lunch buffet on weekdays is only $8.95.

              The chef was originally from Uttar Pradesh and there are some UP specialties on the menu including a really tasty goat curry. Last time I went they had it on the buffet but it was on a weekend when they serve more dishes.

              Copper Chimney
              Woodland Hills, CA, Woodland Hills, CA

              1. re: SIMIHOUND

                I think Taj Mahal, on Ventura Blvd. in Encino does a very nice buffet lunch.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                Das, The last time I was at Indian Hawelli in Simi the lunch buffet was only so so. It had limited items and they were kind of greasy from sitting around. I do like the normal menu though and it is doing very well especially for Simi.

                1. re: SIMIHOUND

                  Oh, I meant Haveli in Tustin. My bad. I've never been to Simi Valley.

                  Haveli Fine Indian Cuisine
                  13882 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780

              2. Not necessarily the best, but Fullerton/Brea have so few. With such limited options, House of Tandoor on Brea Blvd meets my fix.

                House of Tandoor
                600 S Brea Blvd, Brea, CA 92821

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                1. re: OCAnn

                  When I was in grad school at CSU Fullerton, I loved the lunch buffet at Taal Indian across from the university. Generally I find Indian buffet to be underspiced and bland, but this one was always tasty. And, hey, $1 off if you're a student!

                  1. re: Vaya Con Carne

                    I used to go to Taal until it burned down. Now, we go to HoT which is a touch better than Taal.

                    BTW, the adjacent Off Campus Pub is no more; it's been replaced by Cantina Lounge which has much better food & service....

                    1. re: OCAnn

                      Oh! Had no idea it burned down. If it hadn't been for them, I would have starved during those couple years because the on-campus offerings were so grim :(

                2. Clay Oven in Sherman Oaks.

                  Clay Oven Indian Cuisine
                  14611 1/2 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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                  1. re: BearCity

                    Punjab Palace in Northridge.
                    Little India in Artesia and Kamal Palace in Long Beach (same owner).
                    I think the Woodlands in the valley is so so but the dosas are great there.