Now, for the people who've been around a long time, you remember when Miles used to post regularly. In fact, for a time (before John and Gobstopper really took off on their posting), he was the only one responding to most posts.
When asked for his favorite Indian place, he would always espouse the wonders of Skylark in Forest Lawn. I gave it a try a couple years ago, and it was ok, but today, two of us were looking for some Indian and we figured we'd give it another try.
Well, all i have to say is: i would NEVER patronize this establishment again. Even if it was free. And im a cheap Asian. That's quite the comment coming from me!
Now granted, it was the buffet. And it was busy. But heck, we wanted to yell at the patrons as we left "What the HECK are you doing eating here!". We left and went down the street to Bombaza for some excellent Pupusa's. That's how bad it was... we left a buffet, hungry still, to get some El Salvadorian street food.
The short of it? $9.95. 10 dishes of selection. Rice (which was ok), Veg Pakoras (which were decent), butter chicken (that was white... no joke. The sauce was white. And there wasnt really any chicken in it. And it kind of tasted like Campbells Cream of Mushroom mixed with butter), Tandoori Chicken (which i actually spit out it was so bland - worse than Chinese Medicine Chicken), Vegetable Mash that was completely unrecognizable for what veggies were in it, Beef Curry that was stringy, tough, and bland, but considered reasonable relative to everything else, chana masala that was worse than what you get out of a can, and dhaal.
We got two pieces of Naan that looked boiled dough. Completely flat, and so tough that it wouldnt soak up water if you tossed it in the ocean. It, however, had no problems with delivering the oil slick that glistened the surface.
That was it. Oh, no drink order. Didnt clean up plates and cutlery. This place must be riding dirty to stay in business. Miles, if you still lurk, im sorry, but i would never recommend this place again. Anyone else, if you really want a meal where you think "damn, i'd rather have eaten at McDonalds", then this is the place for you.