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Metro Detroit / Bloomfield - BEST INDIAN BUFFET!


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Metro Detroit / Bloomfield - BEST INDIAN BUFFET!

foodiefamily | Mar 21, 2009 12:28 PM

After decades of culinary betrayal we haved finally hit the mother lode in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan - how did this happen?! The restaurant is Akshay Indian Cuisine ( ) They opened in what was originally a Big Boy restaurant, and the 2 large buffet tables have found redemption for all their past misdeeds. The chef is the best we have encountered (Dear Husband is originally from India, and is also difficult to please.) One buffet is Vegetarian, and the other Buffet is Non-Vegetarian (strict vegetarians can choose just the vegetarian buffet, the rest of us can select from both buffets, I think its only $1-2 difference for both.) The buffet is only at lunch, but it is there every day except Monday. The best feature is that this buffet offers some dishes not traditionally found at Indian Restaurants, especially here in the states. A lot of these dishes are Indian home cooking. The chef also is well trained, and from a heritage of chefs (father - grandfather). His culinary repertiore Includes all regions of North/South/East and West India, each with its own distinct uses of flavor and spices. We are there every weekend for the buffet ($20.03 total for 2 of us) and the Masala Chai and 2-3 dessert selections are included in the buffet. The spices are used well, not just abundantly, and each dish is accurately marked as to it's level (Mild-Med-Hot). The dishes are also NOT swimming in ghee like at some other restaurants. The variety of food amazes me. We go so often, I keep waiting for it to get repetative and redundant, but there is always something new to try. I can't say enough about the elation this restaurant opening has brought to us. If the chef ever leaves for greener pastures, we may very well follow. Absolutely fantastic if you are seeking REAL Indian food, not the Americanized versions. Bravo!

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