The SO and I tried this last Saturday for lunch. This is the place on Sepulveda that used to be Tufoon (sp?). Not sure about old / new owners, etc. and I hadn't been to the old place.
Anyway, the decor is nice. Warm reds, silky drapes and fabrics everywhere. There was some Bollywood music videos playing on the plasma TV behind the bar. Love that. Very cozy except...there were no other customers there. This place suffers from the construction at the 405/101, which is pretty much finished now.
We had the lunch buffet (7.99 each). It was a nice spread even though the place was empty. The buffet came with fresh garlic or regular naan at the table. The buffet had (what I can remember): basmati rice, red and green sauce, raita, rice pudding, veg pakora, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala, chicken curry, bengan bharta (I think, was eggplant though), dal or some lentil dish, green salad, sag paneer.
The tandoori chicken was very good, and the other dishes were solid. Could have been spicer for our taste. All in all though, not bad for 7.99.
Heart of India Cafe
4523 Sepulveda Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403