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1223 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691-2709
+1 916-375-8906
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • 12
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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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 Introduction to Indian. Fresh Choices

One of the best Indian if not the best in Sacramento area. This is. Indian people know to visit this place. Most Indian food is all you can as is this one. This is a great value for lunch. It is good place to try it for the first time. Staff is fairly quick to greet and direct us to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Denny T
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Sacramento, California, Usa
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Sacramento, California, Usa
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300 reviews 300 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

One of the best Indian if not the best in Sacramento area. This is. Indian people know to visit this place. Most Indian food is all you can as is this one. This is a great value for lunch. It is good place to try it for the first time. Staff is fairly quick to greet and direct us to... More 

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West Sacramento, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well, the food is really great, comparable to the best we had in England and Scotland. However, when you walk in it's like you have been transformed to the late 1970s. Rugs are clean, but outdated. Walls and ceiling need a paint job.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After trying so many buffet in Sacramento found this authentic Indian cuisine, located in west sac. Went for lunch buffet with friends. All of their Indian dishes are delicious for the great price. Friendly staffs. Recommended!

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Sacramento, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I really like the variety of food selection. I live in the south area of Sacramento. But, make the drive to W Sacramento pretty regularly to enjoy Pooja's hospitality!

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West Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have been coming here for years. Reasonably priced, good Indian food offered here. I have never been here for the lunch buffet, but hear it is very good as well.

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West Sacramento California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good lunch buffet that is reasonably priced, dinner is also good. I have been there for both lunch and dinner.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Always one of my favorite foods - but even more so after living in India over a year recently. I chanced on a review of Pooja while searching. "around me" yesterday. I was there when their $10 buffet opened. Amazing, extensive vegetarian spread - saag paneer, chana masala, daal makhani, mixed vegetables, to name a few. Another table held fish... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Having been to Indian restaurants in several US cities in the past 30 years, I can say that no place matches this one and I've been coming here for more than 20 years. The only food that is comparable is that which I've had in India itself. Every dish is so flavorful, you can't go wrong with ordering anything although... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We have going to this place for over 10 years and it never disappoints. We have been to nearly every Indian restaurant in the area and this one is best. We take all our visiting friends who love Indian food to this place and they all rave about it. We have never tried the buffet but have sampled many different... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We ordered delivery while staying at the Embassy Suites in town. They took an hour (not a big deal). But the food was not good. We ordered palag panner - the texture was too smooth and slimy, the dish was completely flavorless. We also ordered Paneer tikka masala - it was ladden with cream and also too tangy. We got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1223 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691-2709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-375-8906

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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