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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.
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5879...

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      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

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            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.

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            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

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              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