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1671 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820
732 516 0020
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
a very quiet sunday evening dinner

We met with our friends after a long time and chose Karaikudi. It was not crowded and the waiter was very laid back and we enjoyed the dinner very much. We ordered chicken pepper fry, lamb, shrimp biriyani and chicken chettinadu curry,ennai kathirikkai with some naan. All the dishes were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ushdra
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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Food is excellent. Ordered kal dosa , veg kotthu parato, chicken briyani, masala dosa, chicken 65, onion pakora, masala vada. Everything tasted very good. The service was very good. Waiting to go back.

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Elkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ok, I do a LOT of business in North Jersey, and if you like Indian food, this is THE place to go for lunch! Most Indian restaurants have a lunch and/ or Dinner buffet and this place is no exception. The difference is that Karaikudi has authentic North Indian cuisine. The kind that makes your mouth tingle with spicy goodness...... More 

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We met with our friends after a long time and chose Karaikudi. It was not crowded and the waiter was very laid back and we enjoyed the dinner very much. We ordered chicken pepper fry, lamb, shrimp biriyani and chicken chettinadu curry,ennai kathirikkai with some naan. All the dishes were extremely good. Even though we sat and talked for a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We enjoyed our lentil dosa, parotta, and Meen Moily Curry dishes, all at medium spice levels that were just right. Service was very friendly and helpful but slow; all foods also arrived at the same time. But the atmosphere was happy and the place was crowded with large families, even when we arrived at 9 pm on a Saturday night.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Never expected a South Indian food with such authenticity in this city. Really enjoyed the buffet. Loved their soup, starters and main course. Not expensive. A place to dine.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is very good for vegetarians. I didn't try non veg on the day we went, but my wife had mentioned that the veg food is much better than non veg.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited Karaikudi to taste a different type of Indian food. For the most part, we are used to the Northern Indian cuisine which is most common around my home town. At any rate, the restaurant is small, not fancy but clean. Regardless, I came for the food which I expected to be fiery spicy and authentic. Karaikudi did deliver!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Do not go until they change the managing staff. I was almost inclined to give good review but experienced worst customer service. The food was good, but the staff was very bad. At first they behaved. We went for the buffet and we had to wait for our friends for few minutes. Apparently, that was the main argument from them.... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Weekend buffets are value for money. We have eaten here several times because we live nearby. Very good and authentic South Indian buffet. The lunch buffet is a good deal with lots of selections. We have tried both the weekend and the weekday buffet and we were happy with both. Recommended to everyone who loves spicy Chettinad food.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Edison is where lots of Indian restaurants and shops. This place looks old and not fancy however lunch Buffett choices is good to include soup, appetizer and veg and meat dishes. SPICY hot. Surprising not crowded. Goat curry is excellent and authentic. Price is low.

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Additional Information about Karaikudi

Address: 1671 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820
Phone Number: 732 516 0020
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Edison
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1671 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Edison
  • Phone Number: 732 516 0020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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