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New Sri Lankan Restaurant in Torrance- Curry Leaf

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young_chower Nov 28, 2012 02:54 PM

Passed a new Sri Lankan restaurant in Torrance called Curry Leaf, at the corner of Crenshaw and Redondo Beach Blvd across from El Camino.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/curry-leaf-re...

I popped my head in and saw they have a cheap buffet for lunch but also a full menu of a la carte dishes.

Has anyone tried it?

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  1. Joe Blowe Nov 28, 2012 06:07 PM

    My wife and I tried it last weekend.

    Underwhelming, to say the least. If it was horrible, I would've surely remembered to write about it -- but this place delivered such a boring experience I forgot to post about it!

    Avoid.

    P.S. The owner/operator better better watch the temps on that hot table; most of the stuff was lukewarm, and *nothing* was hot. Some of the hot-dishes came right out of the kitchen and went on a non-heated surface, only to cool down over the course of our meal. Good way to get busted...

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      young_chower Nov 28, 2012 09:30 PM

      Bummer. The buffet seems like a bad idea... perhaps the a la carte dishes are better? Also, did you order the food spicy? I feel like that a high spice level would enhance the dishes if they are watered down for the buffet.

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      FoodObsessive Dec 10, 2012 06:57 PM

      They have been saying for weeks that they're going to discontinue the steam table in the evening and start serving from a menu. They tried it briefly, but things were so chaotic that they went back to the steam table. They seem very amateurish, and I don't have much hope for the place.

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        Rocky123 Jan 31, 2013 07:09 PM

        There are several Sri Lankan restaurants in San Fernando Valley as well:
        Asian Lanka
        Café Lanka
        Apey Kade and
        Baja Sub

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