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“Great Weekend Brunch Buffet”
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Ranked #513 of 3,206 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: South End
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Weekend Brunch Buffet”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

I've only been here once on a Saturday afternoon for their buffet, and it was really good. I typically don't like buffets, but this one was much better than expected. The restaurant itself is pretty small, but it wasn't too busy. Our waitress was very helpful and gave us recommendations on her favorite dishes. Everything was very flavorful. They bring out fresh naan to each table when you sit down to go with all the food. Prices were incredibly reasonable as well, since we left absolutely stuffed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank hdalke1
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

We went in on a Saturday for lunch. We ordered off the menu not the buffet. It was a good meal. The service was great...no issues. Not overpriced...just delicious!

Thank dom510
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143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Outstanding Indian Food”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Go here for a great Indian! One of the tastiest Indian restaurants I've ever eaten! Ok, the layout isn't fancy or even comfortable, the tables are packed in, so it feels like the people next to you are sitting with you but the food was outstanding. Chicken Tikka Masala was perfect. Service was OK too....

Visited November 2013
Thank DutchDiverFrank
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Halifax, Canada
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Doesn't anyone want this table??”
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

We made reservations at this place as I had walked by earlier and it looked nice. When we arrived they had our "table" ready. They must get rid of this table area! It was in a tight corner, in front of an open kitchen spot where the servers pick up the food, get cutlery dishes etc. this was less than three feet in front of the window! We refused the table but had to wait forty five minutes. They should have grabbed a suitable table or not taken the rez. We were out of options as places in the area were full. They were finally able to give that table to two young men while we waited for a table for four. We were finally seated at 9 pm!
The food was super good and server very nice. Food came quickly but too bad the visit was stained. My son the food was so good it was woth the wait but they needed at least to buy us an entree!

1 Thank bonbot062
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Lier, Belgium
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148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“like in India”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

The place was recommended by Indians and it is a nice place, great food, good service, fair price. I have 1 remark: though they know Stella Artois is from Belgium, the chart still mentions Netherlands. For a Belgian this is not done.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Luc C
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