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foxe74 Apr 4, 2010 07:48 AM

A chance I would find the Best Indian Dishes at Surabhi during the Lunch Buffet for $11.99. I was disappointed at the Atmosphere as the owner or staff had their family in tow or the workday. Secondly, I didn't find the dishes to be outstanding at all. I was recommended to Surabhi by and India Native who also is a local Physician. I tried the Tikki Masala that was on the buffet which was the best of anything I tried. The Naan was overdone and the other items on the Buffet were not their best effort. I had India Cafe, Kabobi, and Tandoor to compare the this trip too. I would not recommend Surabhi. You will find the food and atmosphere and wait staff 10 times better at the Tandoor located in Bloomington. Great take out at India Cafe..

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Tandoor Restaurant
8062 Morgan Cir S, Minneapolis, MN 55431

Surabhi
9818 Aldrich Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420

Kabobi
13250 Technology Dr Ste 102, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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    MayrMN Apr 5, 2010 12:52 PM

    I will agree with you that the atmosphere is lacking, but I would not judge this place by the buffet, even though I've rather liked it the two times I've been. That being said, that price seems higher than I recall.....

    In regards to Tandoor, I just posted a few weeks ago on how I felt that Tandoor had really fallen off. Just too many corners cut. We wont go back, sadly.

    I have yet to do takeout at India Cafe, and will give it a try b/c its really close to my home.

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    Tandoor Restaurant
    8062 Morgan Cir S, Minneapolis, MN 55431

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      alpa chino Apr 6, 2010 12:42 AM

      It looks like the Surabhi might be owned by south indians. Judging by their menu selection:
      http://www.surabhicuisine.com/

      You ordered north indian fare--tikka & naan. Maybe that's not their specialty.
      Oh well. I'll be sure to skip it.

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      Surabhi
      9818 Aldrich Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420

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        tex.s.toast Apr 6, 2010 08:06 AM

        Its been a while since i was there, but i do recall rather liking our food for Surabhi, despite it not being very close to where we used to live in the cities.

        Id say that it was a combination of buffet, ordering northern items at a place that serves both (why would they serve both? because people expect CTM and naan at indian places, although i think this is changing).

        i cant be certain, but i seem to remember a really good chole battura from our last visit there, took me right back to delhi.

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        Surabhi
        9818 Aldrich Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420

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