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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
tasty indian food at lake tahoe !

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
purohit_trip86
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Irvine, California
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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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Santa Clara, California
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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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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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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Nice Indian food especially for vegis and good chat options. To get a Masala Chai at Lake Tahoe and that too of such a nice quality is really appreciable.

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The food doesn't have a great taste at all. The butter chicken was watery and the mix-vegetable was so hot that it couldn't be eaten without a glass of water next to it. The tandoori chicken was also dry, with the chicken not be succulent. Only the chaat items tasted good. I ended up eating more of the chaat itself... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We used to like this place more than we do now. Always come here for the lunch buffet. The last time we had lunch, the food wasn't good anymore, just tasted boring and less flavor. Too bad.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I was their with my family,worst Indian food I have ever tasted in my life. My kids got sick ..... Tandoori chicken was over burnt,lamb curry was worst. It smelled horrible and old. I just want to say that it is waste of money and over expensive. Shame on owner who is representing Indian food in worst taste.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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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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
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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