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2 JFK Blvd., Highwood Plaza, Somerset, NJ 08873
+1 732-247-4300
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet
Description: Hoysala Restaurant was established in 2002 for providing Fine South Indian...
Hoysala Restaurant was established in 2002 for providing Fine South Indian Cuisine Dishes in Somerset, NJ. Our menu brings you the finest taste bites from the four southern states of India - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala & Tamilnadu.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Small but nice

This was my first time going to this place and my second time having Indian food. I was pleasantly surprised with the taste of the food as well as the service, not to mention the price! Buffet was 9.95 p/p for lunch. The food wasn't too spicy which was perfect for me and everything was very tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You need to be looking for it to find it. It is known in the Indian community of the Area for providing quite authentic Indian fare. It will not attract you with charm, lush setting or a huge selection of dishes, but what they have is reliably good. Staff is nice and prices are very reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was my first time going to this place and my second time having Indian food. I was pleasantly surprised with the taste of the food as well as the service, not to mention the price! Buffet was 9.95 p/p for lunch. The food wasn't too spicy which was perfect for me and everything was very tasty. The waiters kept... More 

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Jersey City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great place to enjoy authentic Karnataka food. Plenty of parking space. I have been visiting this place for the last 7 years and the quality of food has always been great, never a chance to complain. Worth it all the way!

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Good food, service, selection of the buffet. The buffet set up could be better as it is in a small area especially when you are there when it is prime time. Good place to eat.

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USA
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I enjoy trying all kinds of food and am quite adventurous. This was a private party and they were considerate to those that don't traditionally eat Indian food by labeling all the dishes. I was willing to try everything and based on my personal pallet I enjoyed just about everything. The reason for no enjoying all was that some where... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I thought I would miss Indian food when I was in NJ, but this restaurant made sure I didnt :) Awesome spread of south indian buffet, enjoyed the food here, excellent service and good ambience. Great value for your buck!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This place is easily one of the best south Indian restaurants I have been to in the US and not mention it's special appeal to my Karnataka taste. The food takes you to bangalore if the place had any appeal to your culinary memories. Their buffet is awesome and their dosas are the best I have had in NJ.

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CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The dinner buffet had the variety of dishes to choose from. Everything was definitely fresh and to my taste. Unfortunately, we were asked to leave as soon as we finished eating, since there were people waiting for the table, that ruined team dinner event. Other than that, good place to eat.

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Coimbatore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Hoysala has all the trappings to attract a South Indian - idlis, dosas, ragi and rava dosas, sambar and chutneys, puris and masala. Of course has the full course of naans, vegetables, curd rice and desserts too. But the taste and recipes are pretty much basic just to satisfy your tummy and not the tongue. Worth a visit!

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Fords, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This restaurant offers a decent variety of vegetarian and non vegetarian options in buffet. They are also reasonably priced. I have been there multiple times. They usually offer a dosa or idly to go with the dinner. Desert choices are not very good and that is something they can improve. Food is slightly spicier than the other Indian restaurants in... More 

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Additional Information about Hoysala

Address: 2 JFK Blvd., Highwood Plaza, Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone Number: +1 732-247-4300
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerset
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 JFK Blvd., Highwood Plaza, Somerset, NJ 08873
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerset
  • Phone Number: +1 732-247-4300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Hoysala Restaurant was established in 2002 for providing Fine South Indian Cuisine Dishes in Somerset, NJ. Our menu brings you the finest taste bites from the four southern states of India - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala & Tamilnadu.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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