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Dec 7, 2010 04:38 PM

NeeHees in Canton

Does Nee Hees have a lunch buffet? Thanks.

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  1. Nope. Everything is a la carte and made to order fresh for you...it's really a different experience altogether from every Indian place I've ever experienced, and in great ways, too.

    1. I don't enjoy NeeHee's as much as do the other folks, but I readily admit that this place is a MUST try. Forget the buffet paradigm. Bring family members, mix it up, and check things out.
      PS--for future reference/calibration, from where did you and your hubby move here, four years ago?

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      1. re: vtombrown

        We moved here from the great twin cities of minneapolis/st. paul! And I miss it so much!! Though the middle eastern food here is the best!

        1. re: Rheta

          Cool Rheta. I lived in Burnsville in the early 70’s. I still don’t understand why MSP and Phoenix have earned their own CH Board, but Detroit hasn’t; though, I’m not complaining about it. Sure, MSP is more progressive, but is the food scene (grocers, farmers markets, restaurants, bars) really more substantial there, these days?
          Anyway, if the Vikings ever make it to the Super Bowl, you and your hubby have a standing invitation to a S.B. Bash at my house (how’s that for an empty invitation?….)

        2. re: vtombrown

          VTB, what is it that you don't enjoy about NeeHee's? I'm curious, because I feel the same way. I think it's a great place to have here -- unique restaurant concept, flavorful food, nice fresh ingredients, bright and clean restaurant. But IMO, the taste and texture of the food really misses the mark... especially compared to many of the chaat huts in suburban Toronto.

          1. re: jjspw

            Hi jjspw, Indeed, NeeHee's stands for many values I hold dear-- A) respect for vegetables and grains (granted, they're not touted as local or organic, but at least they're not an afterthought filler), B) low overhead expenses to pass on to us FOOD-centric people, C) ethnic dishes with an authentic "feel"…I’ve not yet been to India so I wouldn’t know authentic if it hit me up-side the head… D) spiciness.
            (notice how I selected letters rather than numerical ranking digits?)
            I desire more places like NeeHee's.

            Nevertheless, some of their dishes seemed a bit of a mess or somehow incomplete. I like onions, but (figuratively speaking) a dish, say, consisting just of 3/4 cup of bean puree topped with a 1/2 cup of raw diced onion, is not a complete entree dish, however cheap it may be.

            So, I just need to "learn the ropes" at NeeHee's, in order to attain full enjoyment there. I live on the other side of town, so it takes quite an effort to learn the ropes (i.e., to know their great dishes or how to combine dishes). For the record, my first impression was written at-- http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7117...

            (yippee, I learned how to use that Permalink misnomer)

            Subsequently, I’ve had even better experiences at NeeHee’s, though I haven’t been in a while. I remain a NeeHee’s appreciator.

            PS—Tonight I tried your andhra special pesarattu at Sterling Hts.' Athidhi. I also would have tried your recommended kozhi varutha curry, but I have an acute dental issue this month and you described the dish as “fibrous,” so I didn’t risk it. :-)

            1. re: vtombrown

              Definitely agree that some of the dishes seem a bit incomplete or unfinished. I've found more "complete"-feeling versions of most of their dishes at various other local Indian restaurants -- even those that aren't exclusively street food places will offer a small selection of chaat, dosa, Indo-Chinese, etc.

              Anyway, I'm glad to hear you tried the pessarattu at Athidhi. Hope you enjoyed!

              And to answer the original question, boagman's right. No lunch buffet. All a la carte, all the time.