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Nikki's Chaat Cafe

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Indian, Family Fare
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3469 Hwy. 50, CA 96150
(530) 541-3354
Website
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Buffet

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Waste of Money and food is tasteless

I had been here with family and the gone for buffet, no proper service and rice is not boiled, don't ever taste veg pullav there very salty . Overall waste of money

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Anil K
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I had been here with family and the gone for buffet, no proper service and rice is not boiled, don't ever taste veg pullav there very salty . Overall waste of money

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stopped by for the buffet: wanted something simple and quick. It has familiar offerings: chicken curry, butter chicken, tandoori, vegetarian options, rice pudding... but the flavors were a little different from the Indian places we frequent in the Bay Area. With that said, it was all enjoyable. We were introduced to Manchurian balls, served with a delish spicy-sweet sauce.... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We were delighted with our stop after my family had a hankering for Indian food. We ordered a variety of dishes for four, and found the service and taste to be right up there with very good fare in most contemporary cities. So when in Tahoe, if the urge strikes you will not be disappointed!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Tried lunch buffet here and food was good. All dishes were tasty but its very expensive for buffet. If you specially love indian cuisine and are vegetarian, this place is not a bad option.

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San Francisco, California
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132 restaurant reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food itself was good and there were a lot of choices on the buffet. They were constantly refilling the empty containers with fresh food and the service was good overall. The place was crowded but it was spacious enough to accommodate a lot of people. There was also a bar at the restaurant. The main downside was the price... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I am an indian staying in US since last 3 years and this is the worst indian food I ever had. The food was tasteless. The atmosphere was awful. The service was very poor.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Lunch Buffet was ~$63.00 for 3 persons. Felt it was overpriced since a majority of the food was vegetable based. The place was busy and a line formed at the small buffet counter. No frills--Wasn't served water and there wasn't a water dispenser. We had to ask someone working there if we could get some water and then we were... More 

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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66 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you check my reviews I rarely do negative reviews, mainly because we have been lucky in our choice and used the reviews posted on sites like this. On this occasion we really fancied a curry and too be honest it was not what we expected and was over priced and not to our liking. I think the problem is,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We ordered egg biryani and mutton tikka masala. We got taste less broken rice with egg burji( scrambled) totally tasteless. Overcooked tough mutton pieces were dipped in a pre prepared sweet gravy. We saw the same gravy for shahi paneer, chhote etc. Don't waste your money n time. I had biscuits in a dinner. Manager argued with us and charged... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I didn't know what to expect when I came here. The interior decor at first looked like a conference center, until I saw the bar, where I decided to dine. The owner said, "Sit closer towards the end, so you don't get bothered by patrons coming and going." At first I thought this was a genuine recommendation. Not a soul... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3469 Hwy. 50, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: (530) 541-3354

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Indian, Family Fare
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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