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205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
434-846-4976
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Lynchburg's Premiere Indian-Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant. Taste homemade...
Lynchburg's Premiere Indian-Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant. Taste homemade Indian and Lebanese food. Try our lunch buffet Monday through Friday. Many Vegetarian dishes. Menu includes Gyros, Hummus, Tabouli, Falafel, Baklava, Chicken Tikka Masala,Homemade Parathas, Biryani, Chai, Mango Lassi and the best Kheer (rice pudding).
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food. Great hosts.

On a recent visit to Lynchburg I ended up with some extra time to spend. My two sons, future daughter-in-law and I explored some of the antique shops on Main Street, and were looking to get a warm drink at the end of the day. We were warmly greeted when we entered, seated and given a menu. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Glenn B
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Preston, United States
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Preston, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Lynchburg I ended up with some extra time to spend. My two sons, future daughter-in-law and I explored some of the antique shops on Main Street, and were looking to get a warm drink at the end of the day. We were warmly greeted when we entered, seated and given a menu. The cuisine is... More 

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Thank Glenn B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner is extremely personable and the baba ganoush is fantastic (very garlicky!). We stopped on a road trip for vegetarian food.

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Thank SPVAPA
Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Went to the Hot and Cold Café for lunch on the 28th for something different in Lynchburg. The buffet was limited with only 1 meat dish, but there were a total of around 8-10 things to sample and it included custard for dessert. All of the items we sampled were very tasty and I would go again just to be... More 

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Thank Rick R
Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This place is incredible! Not only is the service friendly and personable but the food is very authentic. I have been to India several times and it is the best I have had in the states! We had the butter chicken, which was to die for and the vegetable korma which is cravable. I can't to go back for the... More 

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Thank Mayor454
Marshallton, Delaware
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I found this gem through trip advisor on a trip to North Carolina. Not only was it a great lunch at a great price, but the atmosphere was very friendly. The owner is very hands-on and accommodating. Lots of options for gluten free folks like me. I hope someday we can go back!

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Thank mimibt
Alexandria, Virginia
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Great priced, small, delicious, authentic buffet! A great little gem that can be easily missed from its location.

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Thank Michel B
Greensboro, North Carolina
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I found this restaurant on this website and decided to give it a try. I was passing through, on my way to Charlottesville. The owner, Uday, was very welcoming and helped me to decide buffet or something off the menu. I had a chicken dish (Mahari chicken?) and enjoyed it. I also added some of the spicy, tomato based sauce... More 

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Northeast Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

What an experience! We were looking for a good local restaurant in Lynchburg while traveling. The name just didn't sound tempting to me and I would never have considered eating there until I looked at the menu. It is an eclectic mix of Lebanese and Indian dishes. We arrived between lunch and dinner so we were the only diners there... More 

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Thank greengables93
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My friend and I ended up in Historic Downtown Lynchburg yesterday and I happened to see the awning and name of the cafe. We were hungry and gave it a try. It is a small restaurant with photos of India, some wall decorations from India and a welcoming aroma of spices. Not a fancy place, somewhat dated in decor, but... More 

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Thank Laura W
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

As with any buffet, there are times when I'm thrilled because all my favorites are on there (butter chicken, fried cabbage, hummus...) and times that I'm just satisfied because even if it isn't my favorite - all the food there is mighty tasty. And being a buffet, it is time-friendly because the food is hot and ready. But beyond the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: 434-846-4976

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Lynchburg's Premiere Indian-Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant. Taste homemade Indian and Lebanese food. Try our lunch buffet Monday through Friday. Many Vegetarian dishes. Menu includes Gyros, Hummus, Tabouli, Falafel, Baklava, Chicken Tikka Masala,Homemade Parathas, Biryani, Chai, Mango Lassi and the best Kheer (rice pudding).
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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