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“Great Food Great Price” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New India Buffet & Restaurant Ltd

New India Buffet & Restaurant Ltd
805 Broadway W | Corner of Willow, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1K1, Canada
(604) 874-5800
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“Great Food Great Price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Absolutely brilliant value. $19 for all you can eat of very good Indian food. Nice cold beer and very courteous service. Good for a cheap fill up if you are really hungry.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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166 reviews 166 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good buffet - great lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

As I wrote already before, I would visit the restaurant again, and will post another review about that. This time, for the first time, I went for lunch with friends. I was pretty surprised. The price is about 25% lower, but the selection is almost as great as for the dinner. In contrast, at lunch time even some cold drinks, coffee and Indian chai were included in the price. Why not the same for the dinner? The butter chicken and curry chicken were thicker than the last time when I visited, however I had the impression that butter chicken didn’t contain more chicken but was made simply with thicker sauce. Also the chicken meat in most of the dishes didn’t have a full chicken taste. I had the impression that the dishes were made with frozen, low quality meat. And the egg curry looked already weird with those worm-like egg(?) stuff in it. And the taste was also not really great. Additionally, in contrast to the dinner buffet the Papadam were greasy, partly soft and not as tasty as before. Nevertheless, I can see improvements in comparison to the last dinner. If they would have the same variety (including the free beverage) to the same low price it would be great. For a good Indian lunch buffet, I would recommend that restaurant to friends.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Nice location with, unfortunately, decreasing quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I am visiting that restaurant relative often because I like the atmosphere, the friendly service and the beautiful view to Downtown Vancouver there. But over the past years the management obviously changed. The quality of the food seems to decrease. It seems they try to save money on the food by keeping the great variety. The lowest point I experienced on March 06, 2013. The past year always the butter chicken and chicken curry didn't have much meet. But last time despite the boxes were freshly filled (about 5 liters each), it was hard to find more than a spoonful of checken in it. The rest was just sauce. The taste was good, what I cannot say about the spicy chicken. First, when we went to the buffet for the first round that box was emptied, and it took quite a while until it was filled again. It seemed also that they had a new chef. Usually the spicy chicken is with pieces of a whole chicken including the bones. This time it was without bones (which is not bad). But despite it was just freshly brought from the kitchen, the food was just handwarm. Usually, the spicy chicken has a full taste. This time it was totally tasteless. Very disappointing!
The rice pudding was better than before, and I still like the Gulab Jamun.
I certainly will go there again. I hope that they will improve. Thsi you can read in my next review about that restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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“Best Indian Cuisine Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Absolutely the best Indian Cuisine I have ever had. Service was good. Ambience lovely.

Only downside was washrooms are up a flight of stairs and I am disabled. Eating area was down several stairs. I had extreme difficulty ascending/descending. Patrons requiring a wheel chair or walker may have great difficulty accessing the eating area. And would be unable to access the washrooms. If there were accessible washrooms available I did not see any signs indicating the location.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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“Great Indian Food at Affordable Prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We go to this restaurant regularly and we have always enjoyed it. A great selection of meat and vegetarian curry dishes for lunch and dinner. We love their chicken dishes and gulab jamun for dessert. The staff are friendly and are not intrusive. A casual, informal atmosphere with pleasant East Indian music. The booths are comfortable, affording privacy, as well as a panoramic view of the city and mountains. The serve-yourself buffet is always well-stocked, and the price of $12 (with coupon) or $14 (without coupon) for lunch is very reasonable.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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