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Apr 21, 2010 08:46 AM

Looking for a Good Indian Buffet

Lately I've been having a big craving for Indian food, and typically I like a buffet since I usually eat alone and like to be able to try a little bit of everything. Any recommendations?

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  1. I'd recommend Gandhi Mahal; here's a thread on it:

    Gandhi Mahal
    3009 27th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN

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    1. re: SmartCookie

      We ate there the other day, but didn't care for it as much as Taste of India.

    2. It's hard to believe a Indian Buffet can be good in Eden Prairie but I enjoyed India Spice House 8445 Joiner Way, Eden Prairie MN 55344

      Phone:952-942-7510 (Grocery)

      Phone:952-942-8010 (Restaurant)

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      1. re: ibew292

        My coworkers and I love Biryani in Edina. It's a bit tucked away, but the lunch buffet is excellent most of the time. I think it's about 10 bucks.

      2. 2570 Cleveland Avenue North
        Roseville, MN 55113-2601
        (651) 631-1222

        Is awesome. It has reallt good mix and its tasty. I would highly recommend it

        1. How about a Indian restaurant that isn't afraid to make their buffet dishes spicy? One that is frequented mostly by South Asians. I'm thinking of a buffet like that at Jai Ho in Tampa.

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          1. re: tvdxer

            I found the buffet at Surabhi in Bloomington to be spicy and not in a MN way...I also noted that the clientele is predominantly South Asian.

            9818 Aldrich Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420

            1. re: MayrMN

              If you are not up for a drive to the 'burbs, try India House on Grand in St. Paul. I'm chary about lunch buffets in general, but had occasion to eat there last Friday and was impressed with how fresh and tasty the food was, especially the paneer pakora and the chicken dishes. Really liked the maharani tofu - I've had the same sauce on chicken and seafood, and it blended with the tofu well. Three nice choices for dessert - including mango pudding. Servers came round several times offering fresh, steaming naan. Worth a visit if you are looking for a quality lunch buffet.

              India House
              758 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

          2. If you are up for a drive to the burbs I like the lunch buffet at India Palace (8362 Tamarack Vlg Ste 120) in Woodbury. I used to go there quite a bit but haven't been back in awhile. They typically have quite a few things to try and so far I've liked most of them.

            Woodbury Cafe
            803 Bielenberg Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55125