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Nikki's Chaat Cafe

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3469 Hwy. 50, CA 96150
(530) 541-3354
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Great Hospitality with Excellent Food

What a surprise! We arrived at this South Lake Tahoe restaurant about 8:30 in the evening. The buffet was winding down, but they had fresh, hot nan on our table within minutes and told us they would fix any of the buffet dishes fresh for us, if something we wanted had been retired already. With... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
N_skier
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Concord, California
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a buffet dinner at Nikki's and the food is very basic and not tasty . There was rice, biriyani, naan and curries for the buffet . The chicken curry was horrible , the vegetarian curries were ok and the fried stuff was ok too. If you are going with kids just find out upfront how much they charge... More 

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Thank startravel01
Concord, California
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172 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

What a surprise! We arrived at this South Lake Tahoe restaurant about 8:30 in the evening. The buffet was winding down, but they had fresh, hot nan on our table within minutes and told us they would fix any of the buffet dishes fresh for us, if something we wanted had been retired already. With that in mind we selected... More 

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Thank N_skier
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is well run and great place to enjoy Asian Indian food. Their buffet is little expensive compared to SF Bay area prices. But its totally worth spending that amount. Their al carte menu is also very fabulous. Great taste and service. Previously I never understood why service is important if food taste is good enough. But that really matters... More 

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Thank Aditya C
Orange County, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The food is good not great so don't have high expectations, the staff is friendly and the owner is really helpful.Do try the buffet and Gulab Jamun in desserts.Our only issue was the it was little pricey.

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Thank Jyoti V
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The buffet is great, plentiful, with many choices for vegetarians. Naan and chai good also. Can't be beat in South Tahoe for indian food.

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Thank era108
marksh
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Did a take-away from Nikki's - had kids with us. The food was authentic and made to order - less spice etc. The restaurant as such has no ambience etc but food was great.

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Thank marksh
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

couldn't believe the indian taste i was getting all the way at lake tahoe. The owner was personally asking for feedback/expectations and very friendly. good spread in the buffet as well

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Thank purohit_trip86
Irvine, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Excellent Indian food...If you are going there, try Tea...nobody can beat their Tea.. Buffet was really good and well worth the price...We got an excellent service

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Thank bunty4467
Santa Clara, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was amazed to find such amazing home-cooked style Indian food at Lake Tahoe. The buffet is worth every penny. They also serve hot naan too to the table. The wait staff needs some more training.

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Thank nmlodaya
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The staff was good and there are a lot of varieties. But is taste is not up to the mark. They could have made the food much better.

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Thank Nawazikram M

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?