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Which Indian lunch buffet, Lex/20s

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Which Indian lunch buffet, Lex/20s

Foodude | Apr 15, 2005 10:26 PM

Assume you are on curry hill with $10 for lunch. Assume further that you want meat, and so the veggie and dosa places are out.

My first thought was to check out Cardamomm, but the buffet looked pretty limited (two rice dishes, one chicken tikka masala, one curious "fish and eggplant"). I settled upon Asaivam, the place two doors down. The offerings were only slightly less limited. A chicken dish was really nicely spiced and most of the pieces were moist (can't tell you the name of the dish due to the language barrier; the server just said "chicken"). The "goat" was chewey and boney. The "tikka", oddly enough, looked and had the texture that it was deep fried. Cauliflower curry was pretty good. I skipped the lentil dish. Overall, decent, but I'm not running back.

What are your favorites in the area for a lunch buffet?

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