I love trying out lunch-time Indian buffet. If I'm driving around town and I see a place I've not eaten at yet; I'll make a point of trying their lunch buffet, if they have one. As a strict vegetarian, I tend to prefer the choices I get at a veg restaurant. But I've also been to meat-based restaurants who's buffet also had tons of veg dishes that were great.
So, what places have you been to that you'd recommend? I live in the Westside, so places in/around there are best. But I'd also live to know about BH, Valley, etc. It would be most helpful if you'd include the places' names, approx price of lunch buffet, location, and also why you especially like this place. I'll give my own example.
Chandni, in Santa Monica. About $8. All veg. Each day, 4 dishes (changes from day-to-day), plus rice, nan, rice pudding, raita included.
Why? They make some of the best nan I've had in LA. Inexpensive, and food is almost always very tasty, including the best muttar paneer I've had--period!. Very friendly staff.