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Searching for quality Inidan food in New Brunswick area

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Hello fellow Central NJ Hounds.

I am looking for options in the East/New Brunswick area for good Indian food. I used to love Piquant Bread Bar in New Brunswick before it had closed. Also, the one on route 18 across from the diner is pretty good but has let me down many times.

I can imagine there are several good ones in the Edison area but wanted to see what the tried and true favorites are for other Indian food fans?

Thanks.

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  1. Why not head over to Iselin? Everything there is pretty much awesome.

    1. Have you tried Hoysala in Somerset?

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      Hoysala Restaurant
      2 John F Kennedy Blvd Ste 5, Somerset, NJ 08873

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      1. re: BrianYarvin

        I too thought of Hoysala. It's about 10-15 minutes from New Brunswick but well worth the short trip. Hoysala has wonderful southern Indian food and offers a terrific lunch buffet. Close by is Pooja on Easton Avenue. I haven't been there in years but it was good back then!

        http://www.hoysalarestaurant.com

        http://www.poojacuisine.com

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        Hoysala Restaurant
        2 John F Kennedy Blvd Ste 5, Somerset, NJ 08873

        1. re: ambrose

          "The one on 18 across from the diner" will no longer let you down. They closed a few months ago. (Bombay Gardens).

          1. re: ambrose

            If you get to Hoysala, try the Chicken 65. It's on the buffet at dinner and can be ordered if it's not.

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            Hoysala Restaurant
            2 John F Kennedy Blvd Ste 5, Somerset, NJ 08873

          2. re: BrianYarvin

            Hoysala sounds interesting. I am a bit turned off by Indian buffets because I don't like the consistency of it when it is not super fresh. I know I am in the minority there.

            For a good sit-down with the wife, would Hoysala or Pooja be a better choice?

            I am not surprised Bombay Gardens shut down, not at all.

            Thanks everyone for suggestions.

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            Hoysala Restaurant
            2 John F Kennedy Blvd Ste 5, Somerset, NJ 08873

            Pooja Restaurant
            1075 Easton Ave Ste 15, Somerset, NJ 08873

            Bombay Gardens
            1020 State Route 18 Ste J, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

            1. re: yankeefan

              I have not been to Hoysala, but can tell you that Pooja is fabulous.

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              Hoysala Restaurant
              2 John F Kennedy Blvd Ste 5, Somerset, NJ 08873

              Pooja Restaurant
              1075 Easton Ave Ste 15, Somerset, NJ 08873