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Best Indian Buffet in FH, Novi, or Livonia

MARISKANY Mar 1, 2010 11:30 PM

Hi Hounds - need your advice on the best Indian buffets in Farmington Hills, Novi, Livonia area. TIA

  1. jjspw Mar 2, 2010 03:48 PM

    Namaste Flavours
    34749 Grand River Ave
    Farmington, MI 48335
    (248) 471-5555

    Mostly South Indian food. The buffet is good--my favorite buffet in the metro area--but a la carte (dinner) is even better! This place is ALWAYS busy, so be prepared to for a long wait, particularly on the weekends. I think the buffet runs from 11:00 or 11:30 until about 2:30, Tuesday-Sunday. It's sort of a dive, so don't expect "fine dining"--but to me, that makes the food taste even better!

    6 Replies
    1. re: jjspw
      brakeman Mar 15, 2010 07:56 AM

      My wife and I tried Namaste Flavours for lunch this weekend. The food was fantastic- it was nice to have authentic food that wasn't dumbed-down and had full flavor. We'll be back!

      1. re: jjspw
        JanPrimus Mar 15, 2010 07:59 AM

        Is there a religious reason so many Indian places are closed on Mondays?

        1. re: JanPrimus
          boagman Mar 15, 2010 10:15 AM

          I can't answer your question specifically about religion, JP, but I'm sure you know that Monday is the slowest restaurant day of the week.

          1. re: boagman
            JanPrimus Mar 15, 2010 11:31 AM

            That I know....but I remember one Monday I was after some Indian and gave up after 4 closed places in a row. I figured that was beyond just closing for slowness reasons and thought possible it was a religious - cultural thing.

            1. re: JanPrimus
              Fibber McGee Mar 15, 2010 11:44 AM

              Here in Dayton, Ohio there are some Indian restaurants that are open Mondays. And some who are closed. The company I work for has a lot of Indian vendors, some who are working onsite, and I have never heard about Monday being a day of special emphasis.

              1. re: Fibber McGee
                JanPrimus Mar 15, 2010 11:51 AM

                Hmmmmm just my typical bad luck then I guess.

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