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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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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
Superb cuisine, but paint job needed

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 Rugs are clean, but outdated.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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Pat H
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West Sacramento, California
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West Sacramento, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 Rugs are clean, but outdated.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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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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71 restaurant reviews
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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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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

West Sac is not the first thing I think of when going out for lunch or dinner. I probably would not have found Pooja Grill if not for a coupon in the Entertainment book. Now I am a regular. We have turned on several people to this fine restaurant and now they are regulars. Though in West Sac it is... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?