Stopped in at Tamarind Bay in Harvard Square on New Years Day for the buffet. Unfortunately, my husband and I agreed that it was the worst Indian buffet we had ever been to. I rationalized to him that maybe it was because it was actually more authentic Indian and less American that we didn't like it, or maybe it was because it was a holiday. But for whatever reason it was not good. When we arrived at 1pm there were six tables filled (about half the restaurant).
For starters, the area by the buffet was so dark I couldn't see what was in the pans. At the beginning of the buffet table there were a dozen or so small bowls of stuff (all unlabeled) and I couldn't make heads or tails of what was in the bowls.
As for the main dishes there were three chicken dishes, something called "plain curry" which appeared to be very soupy yellow curry sauce with nothing in it, an onion pakora type of thing, and a pea/potato dish. I was really surprised there weren't more vegetarian options. And three chicken options?!
This was on my list of places to try, but I really wish I hadn't.