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May 11, 2010 10:48 PM

Best Indian Buffets in SF? [Split from "Sultan closed" thread]

While I never made it to Sultan, I always got the impression that it had the best non-fancy (excluding Amber) Indian buffet in the city; while several threads mention the plethora of quality Indian buffets outside of the city, with Sultan gone, who has the best non-fancy buffet in San Francisco?

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  1. sorry, that was a bit redundantly worded

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    1. re: vulber

      You have a two-hour window from the time you post a message to edit it.

    2. India Clay Oven‎ on Clement. Good place for lunch with visit to the Legion Of Honor.

      India Clay Oven Restaurant & Bar
      2436 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

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      1. re: wolfe

        Is the buffet offered at all of their locations?

        1. re: vulber

          Perhaps this remark may be facetious, but is there an Indian restaurant in the entire world without a lunch buffet? With tandoori chicken wings?

          1. re: OldTimer

            I certainly wish Lahore Karahi had one, but considering that all the cooking is done by one person, it's not surprising that they don't

            Lahore Karahi
            612 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109

            1. re: OldTimer

              Most of the ones that I frequent do NOT have a lunch buffet.

            2. re: vulber

              I can only speak to the good-ness of the 1 I've been to. I believe that thread mentions others.

          2. I liked the buffet at the newish Curry Village on 9th/Judah. Went a few weekends ago and there was a nice selection of dishes, w/good spicing.

            Curry Village
            1386 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

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            1. re: Kaypel

              Apparently it's run by the Little Delhi folks

              Little Delhi
              83 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102

            2. Try Udupi Palace - its menu is south indian and therefore different from what many people are used to. the food is very good. it is all vegetarian but i bet you would not miss having meat.

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              1. re: cornflower55

                Udupi does not offer a buffet at their SF location (they do at their others)

                1. re: vulber

                  Oh that's good to know. I've been there a number of times but not for buffet, but the Web site says they have lunch buffet -- it's not clear that it is only for the other locations.

              2. Best one is = BART to Rockridge, walk to Khanna Peena...$8 includes drink!

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                1. re: Munching Mark

                  Note the title of the post. There are a plethora of great ones outside of the city, as discussed on other threads, which is why I specified in the city.

                  1. re: vulber

                    TYVMuch for the kind admonition

                    In the City, okay