The restaurant was a good size, and we arrive there around 6:30pm on a weekday. It was empty for the most part except 2 ladies by the window, and a man at a table. The place looked clean and well maintained. The tables were already set. The friendly staff (though a bit too quiet to hear) greeted us and we told her about the Groupon AYCE.
It turns out that it wasn’t like a buffet where you pick up food of what you want. Instead, they brought you the food, and you were able to get seconds (or more) of whichever you’d like.
We started off with some crispy roti with 2 sauces. I really like the green sauce with cilantro. Mmmm~
Then, Aloo paratha with raita.
For the main, there was a bowl of rice and
• Chilli fish indo-Chinese style: quite spicy. I quite enjoyed this dish.
• Yam and chick peas curry: good
• Beef Meat balls black pepper curry: reminded me of eating pasta with meatballs.
• Butter chicken and cauliflower: my friend’s favourite. I usually like Butter Chicken the most, but this one tasted a bit different. However, I still ate the Butter chicken and fish one the most.
For dessert, there was rice pudding with almonds. I didn’t know it had almonds in it until much later when I looked at their website. I am allergic to some nuts, mostly peanuts and hazelnuts. I didn’t consume a lot of the dessert since I was so full. I didn’t know we were getting dessert, so I had stuffed myself with the main. But for those who are severely allergic, this should be noted. I always find Indian’s dinner to be way too sweet for me, and I never am able to eat much of it.
Because it’s AYCE like at a sushi place, you have to tell the server what you want refilled. I guess this is ok since it’s more of a fine dining than your usual get-up and fill your own plate buffet style.
The website states that the mango lemonade or spiced chai is included. However, our server never mentioned (not that I can recall anyways) that these drinks were included. We had no idea, so we only had water. I would have liked to try the spiced chai. Too bad…
Overall, the service was good. The food is average. I would definitely not pay $28 for the buffet. There are much cheaper places for AYCE, with a lot more variety and choices. The quality is not up to par with some of the other Indian restaurants that charge the same price. I am willing to go back to eat a la carte and give them another try, but not for the AYCE.