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Favorite Indian Restaurant

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24052 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544-1017 (Jackson / Foothill)
510-583-7550
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
solid representation of pan-indian dishes

There's a reason why the lunch buffet is so popular here. They put on a really good spread, with more vegetarian options than any other Indian buffet I have encountered. It's usually got a nice mix of traditional dishes such as aloo gobi, tandoori, channa masala, saag, etc. They consistently... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
chuttipen
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central coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, very filling. Not for the light eater. You will go back again and again. I went by myself at first , then I brought friends.

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Thank Lisa J
central coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

There's a reason why the lunch buffet is so popular here. They put on a really good spread, with more vegetarian options than any other Indian buffet I have encountered. It's usually got a nice mix of traditional dishes such as aloo gobi, tandoori, channa masala, saag, etc. They consistently offer at least 3-4 fresh veggie selections in rotation. If... More 

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Thank chuttipen
Oakland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Daily lunch buffet offers a great treat for under $10 per person. Hot steaming naan is brought to the table and refilled as you need it. Many choices on the buffet offer all you could want, from salads to meat and veggie dishes, to dessert. Clean and tastefully set tables top off the set of positives.

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Thank OaklandVisit2r
Oakland, CA
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I have been a regular customer of Favorite Indian Restaurant for quite a few years. Their food is consistently very tasty, and prices reasonable. My favorite dishes are The Allo Gobi. Tandoori Chicken, Mushroom Mattar, Vegetable Samosa, and various naan breads. I especially appreciate their complimentary delivery service to the local area. Very appreciated on those nights in which one... More 

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Thank FoodieDoodie58
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

I must admit that I have not eaten a lot of Indian food but I was impressed with what I had. Nice flavors and decent service. I got the chicken vindaloo and it was really good. I am sure I will be back.

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Thank Russell S
Hayward, California
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I go to the lunch buffet at least four times a month. I love the variety of food that is available here. If you like curry goat, you will love this curry goat. Their veggie dishes are also great! The chili chicken is also a hit. Whether you are a meat-eater or a veggie-lover, this place will nurture your palate.

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Thank JJVTheStoryteller
Hayward, California
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excellent selection of food at the buffet (Fridays and Saturdays only, I believe) with both vegetarian and meat selections. The butter chicken and sweet fish are my favorites, though there are many other delicious options that I try each time, as well. Good dessert selection most days, though I wish they'd have the gajar halwa (sweet shreddy carrot pudding) more... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my cousin who eats meat. I'm a vegan, so this worked out perfectly for the both of us. Upon enetering the restaurant, we were greeted. In response we asked how the person that greeted us how he was doing and his response "not good." My cousin said he was joking because she's been there... More 

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Thank Droid19
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Delicious - I am a bit pedestrian when it comes to Indian restaurants, but thought this place was great and especially great value. Butter chicken was awesome!

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Thank Denis601
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had Buffet for lunch.. Standard food... Usual veg and non-veg starter options...12$ for Lunch buffet.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24052 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544-1017
    (Jackson / Foothill)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: 510-583-7550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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