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Nov 6, 2011 04:11 PM

Weekend Indian lunch buffet in LA that doesn't suck. Does it exist?

Topic explains all...the closer to Burbank/NoHo the better

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  1. how about a weekend indian buffet on the westside that sucks less than most of the others?

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    1. re: westsidegal

      pass, not making a drive over the mountains for that lol

      1. re: westsidegal

        I, however, would be interested in hearing about this place.

        1. re: jsandler

          actually, they serve a buffet brunch every day of the week, not just on weekends: Jaipur on Pico in Westwood.
          this doesn't compare to the buffet served at the India Restaurant in artesia, but for our area is the best i've found.
          they charge a little less for it on weekdays, and the selection is a little smaller on weekdays with no "complimentary" drink.
          their carrot pickle, is very good.

          also, i've only been once, but for vegetarian buffet on the weekends, many of my friends like Annapurna on Venice blvd., Culver City.

          (personally, i usually forgo the buffet places and end up at Bawarchi or Samosa house, and get a combination plate. both these places let you choose what items you want on your plate and will let you taste an item that intrigues you before you actually have to commit to it)

          1. re: westsidegal

            i was impressed with samosa house. i think they are quite respectable. Bawarchi, I would like to try.

            My Indian Buffet is Nawab on Wilshire at least it used to be, havent had the urge in a while. It's pretty good and I think they have a Saturday buffet

            Nawab of India
            1621 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

            1. re: westsidegal

              i love jaipur.

              good food and definitely good buffet, esp on the westside.

        2. I've been to India's Tandoori in Burbank in the past (its been a while so this is not an up to date recommendation) and thought it was pretty decent. I recall they had a lunch buffet, but if they run it on the weekends I don't know.

          India's Tandoori
          142 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA

          1. only in Little India in Artesia, so nowhere near Burbank/NoHo. If you do drive out there, The India Restaurant has a great buffet. pakoras, samosas... usually about 5 curries (typically a palak, a lentil, an aloo, butter chicken and a lamb shank curry). quality is very good. most of the other places don't do buffets, but The India Restaurant is fantastic (great for dinner as well)

            1. Valley India Cafe, or its vegetarian sister, Woodlands (being a devout carnivore, even I didn't miss the meat). The spices were very good, and the overwhelmingly Indian crowd seemed to bear that out.

              1. I had a fairly good Indian Buffett at India's Tandoori in Hawthorne yesterday. Two kinds of rice, some Chicken Tikka Masala, goat curry, and several vegetables and a nice spread overall and the quality was fairly good. I liked it better than Jaipur, and I go to Jaipur a lot more since its pretty close to work.

                It was $12.50 came with drink or champagne. Its not close to Burbank though, I wouldn't say its worth the drive..but for anyone else, its not bad.