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94 River Road, Shelton, CT
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Open about 2 months, absolutely delicious food and best service, very...
Open about 2 months, absolutely delicious food and best service, very attentive and huge selection cooked how you wanted it, we will definitely go back!
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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love at first bite

We love this place! We had been going to new haven for years but since discovering being an we have never returned. I am not a fan of buffet so I don' t know how that is but I have never had a bad meal here. We bring our grandchildren here regularly who are 7 & 9. Last week our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Donna S
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Shelton Ct.
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I love Indian food and felt the food was good, but not outstanding. I'm sure it is outstanding for Shelton, however. Also, the price was very reasonable and the staff very kind and accommodating.

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Shelton Ct.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We love this place! We had been going to new haven for years but since discovering being an we have never returned. I am not a fan of buffet so I don' t know how that is but I have never had a bad meal here. We bring our grandchildren here regularly who are 7 & 9. Last week our... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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146 reviews 146 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

neat location overlooking a valley. The buffet was decent and the place was busy with patrons. Food was constantly being added, so it was very fresh. The servers were attentive and cleared plates. You also had a choice for naan with your meal and I was suggested to try the garlic naan which was very good, and came in a... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We thought we would try this place for lunch first since they had a buffet. We were extremely disappointed. Several of the buffet items had been depleted, but never replenished. Basic items like Naan were absent. When we asked one of the staff who appeared to be the manager he just looked at us and walked away. The items that... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I have been to this restaurant many times for the lunch buffet, for dinner and for takeout and have never been disappointed. I often see parties on the weekends with Indian people so they appreciate the food. The staff is friendly and the service is good. The lunch buffet is so fresh and delicious. They always offer vegetarian and meat... More 

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Morris, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were in Shelton for an appointment and used an online search to help us find a place for dinner. We LOVE Indian food and the high rating persuaded us to try Baingan. We LOVED it! We started with vegetable samosa. I had Chicken Tikka Masala and my husband had Shrimp Tandoori Masala. Everything was cooked perfectly and served in... More 

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Milford, ct
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261 reviews 261 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I'm he only nonbeing my family that loves Indian food so it has taken be a while to get here even though I pass it on the way home. Great prices and large portions and very tasty . I agree with the other posters about service but everything was fine got food quick but had to actually get up to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Indian food at a restaurant for us meant a drive to Norwalk/ Stamford/New Haven. Baingan in Shelton was a discovery for us. Firstly, the restaurant is not part of a strip mall, which in its own way adds to its exclusivity. Once inside it is quite spacious. There is outside seating as well, overlooking the river. Though the menu had... More 

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Monroe, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Baingan got off to a shaky start - some times the food was good, some times not. BUT lately the food is always fabulous. A must if you like Indian food!

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Trumbull
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had delicious, melt-in-your-mouth medium heat goat curry, refreshing cucumber salad ( enough for 2) & their garlic naan is light & flavorful . Came initially to sit outside but their deck is not all that appealing-more attention should be paid to the tables, umbrellas & plantings (none that I saw) but our corner table inside overlooking the river was perfect!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 River Road, Shelton, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Shelton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Open about 2 months, absolutely delicious food and best service, very attentive and huge selection cooked how you wanted it, we will definitely go back!
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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