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2574 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973
(530) 899-1055
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great price value buffet lunch

We had the opportunity to have the buffet lunch at Priya. The service is great and the food was tasty, plentiful and fresh. The variety was very good and constant checking by staff to be sure all choices was available was well appreciated. Well worth a revisit on our travels to Chico. Well done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Jeffery S
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Orland, California
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Orland, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We had the opportunity to have the buffet lunch at Priya. The service is great and the food was tasty, plentiful and fresh. The variety was very good and constant checking by staff to be sure all choices was available was well appreciated. Well worth a revisit on our travels to Chico. Well done.

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Thank Jeffery S
Chico, California
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

For the flavors of New Delhi in far northern California, you can't do better than Priya in Chico. Meat, fowl, seafood or vegetarian, Priya offers excellent Indian eats. Some of my favorites are the appetizers. I can easily make a meal of the dhosa, but any of the korma or biriyani dishes will also please and delight as will the... More 

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Thank saylworth
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We ate at a smallish Indian restaurant on a wide boulevard, the Esplanade, that runs through the center of town. The Priya Restaurant filled us very completely with a selection of vegetarian pakoras as a starter, then offered vegetarian curry dinners which we gobbled up. Ben had a vegetarian curry of several vegetables while John had a paneer Indian cheese... More 

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Thank Lanxlad
Chico, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Their food is fresh and well prepared. The lunch buffet is especially good and inexpensive. Lots of local and student East Indians will be there dining on authentic food.

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Thank enkidog
Oakland, California, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My son attends Chico State, and discovered this fine Indian Restaurant. When I go to visit him, we head to Priya for dinner. I have enjoyed the food every time. The lamb vindaloo, chicken tikka masalan and the malai kofta are to be recommended. Their nan bread is tasty as well. Despite having and excellent brewery nearby, they only offer... More 

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Thank Steelrider
Corona, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We don't have a decent Indian restaurant where we live, so we were super excited to go to Priya. The food was outstanding and the service GREAT!

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Thank Paul0088
Chico, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is the best Indian restaurant in town. I have yet to try a dish I did not like. We normally do pick up.

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Thank ChicoGRL
Arcata, California
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

The lunch buffet is an excellent deal at under $10. I recommend going early during the lunch service to ensure freshness on items like the naan and pakoras. The staff are very nice and attentive to their customers. I have never been disappointed here!

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Corning, California, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Was really good for a buffet. Food was fresh and authentic. Restaraunt could be nicer. Service was good.

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Thank Garage D
Northern California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The buffet is a real bargain with a very wide selection of delicious freshly cooked Indian foods constantly replenished by what appear to be Indian cooks who are grand mothers. Despite a bargain price, the setting is elegant and a good place to bring guests.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2574 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: (530) 899-1055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?