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“Not spicey enough”

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Malhi Indian Cuisine
Ranked #14 of 210 Restaurants in Palmdale
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Palmdale, California
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Not spicey enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

The meal was good but being British we are very used to Indian Curry's and we both believed that the main dishes lacked taste and spice. I guess by now I should know to order 'Indian hot' and not bother with anything less spicey. The garlic naan bread was lovely and the rice light and fluffy. Overall the meal was enjoyable but we didn't come away saying ..wow that was great and we'll be back next week.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Ridgecrest, California
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Buffet should be passed over”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

Lancaster Location: 2007 W. Ave. J. Lancaster, CA 661-945-8009 We were here at lunchtime and were in a bit of a hurry so I tried the buffet while my boyfriend ordered soup and garlic naan. Neither of us were impressed. The buffet: lentil soup didn't have much flavour nor the vindaloo chicken; the best was tandoori chicken. The chicken soup off of the menu also wasn't very tasty.
The people who ordered meals off of the menu appeared happy with what they received.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank marros1960
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AV, California
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200 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Very Good Indian food in the AV”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

My family regularly eats at Malhi's in Palmdale. Indian food is one of our favorites and Malhi's is a very good option for a decent price.
They have a lunch buffet every day and, for those who don't want to eat 'all you can eat', there is a low-cost lunch special - two entrees, rice, & bread etc. for 5 bucks or so.
There are about a dozen buffet choices about half of which are vegetarian and a few are vegan. There is also a fruit and chutney bar with one or two desserts. The buffet also includes choice of plain or garlic Nan.
My favorites include their Chai, the lentil soup (always part of the buffet), and they make a vegan version of Aloo Saag but made with tofu instead of cheese.
If you're ever going through the AV at lunchtime, its worth a small detour off the freeway for Malhi's.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank dmpdsc
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Lancaster, CA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food! The place is old and a bit...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2010

Great food! The place is old and a bit run down, but I loved it and would recommed it to anyone who likes Indian food.

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Thank LilOrbity
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palmdale, ca
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“Terrible indian cuisine; will never come back”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2009

Their buffet is terrible; most of the time, you don't even know what you are biting into. The food looked really old; the rice is stale and dry. The salad buffet is pathetic and on top on all, it's OVERPRICED!!!!
The service is terrible; the lady at the counter seems like she is constipated or so; doesn't even have a smile on her face. I wasted $10 for a mini-buffet while I could have gone somewhere else for a lot more decent food. Don't ever go there if you are looking for Indian food; it SUCKS! I will never come back again!

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