The restaurant was fairly large and the tables nicely spaced apart. The booth benches were torn on some, and the lighting was poor, making it look like you didn’t really want to dine there. As you enter, you saw a huge counter with hundreds of sweets. I dunno if they were kept cool, but I wondered about the food safety just sitting out there in the hot summer heat, especially since I didn’t really feel much of the AC on.
Our friend had wanted to try out this place, so we decided to go for the All-you-can-eat. It’s $10.95 for the vegetarian selection. More $ on top if you want some meat, but we were happy in just trying out the veggie menu featuring 6 dishes, naan, rice, papadum, 4 desserts, and salads. The buffet was small, but since it was AYCE, there weren’t any shortages of food to eat.
The plates were metal trays with 3 small sections and 1 large main. I have not been to prison, but it reminded me of what prisoners eat from in jail (from movies that is), or when you eat from tins when you go camping. This was the second time eating out of these trays, but I guess I’m still not quite used to them. Apparently, I’m not the only one who feels this, as some other reviewers have commented on feeling like eating out of ‘prison trays’.
The rice seemed a bit overcooked, and the curries were kind of bland. It didn’t have the rich flavours that higher end Indian restaurants served. The curry were almost watery in that near the end of the dish, the rice would be soggy and sitting in watered down curry.
Service was satisfactory, though it was really hard to understand their accent.
After everyone had 2 rounds, we were really stuffed. We didn’t even try any of the sweets, not that I was particularly interested in them (yes, I’m not into sweets…)
All in all, I would not return. For about the same price, you can enjoy a better meal and setting at India Bistro on Davie (for lunch only though).