There are several Indian restaurants in the RTP area that are worth going to. The Tower in Morrisville, a vegetarian South Indian style, is excellent, but does not have a liquor license. The Saffron, also in Morrisville is among the very best in the area, and not exclusively vegetarian. The Sitar in Durham is also first rate and is about to relocate to new gracious quarters on 15-501 -- can't wait for them to open in their new venue.
Then there are some so-so type Indian restaurants that fluctuate in the day to day quality of their offerings. Dale's on Ninth Street in Durham is one that fits that description. We rarely go there unless we happen to be in the neighborhood and are in a hurry. Today we were deeply disappointed. The food in the lucheon buffet was stale and reheated, which is not so bad sometimes if the reheating is done carefully. But the use of canned vegetables is to my mind an unacceptable transgression, especially in an Indian restaurant where many of the dishes are vegetarian. After today's experience, we've decided to cross Dale's off our list.