“A new favorite. Taste and variety.”
Saturday night I went with a large group to the East is East Broadway St. location, where the upstairs lounge is open for larger parties, and offered an incredible all you can eat buffet for $25.00. (I saw a few tables for four in the room where the buffet is, so I am assuming smaller parties can get in.) The small main floor of the restaurant is more conventional in seating.
The food was superb: tastes that explode in your mouth, but still light, not too heavily spiced for someone like me who normally would not order curry, never mind going back for seconds. Healthy and delicious, ranging from Vegan dishes to a seasonal fish curry that was bass in a coconut sauce to die for. From Soup, to dips, to mains, all the way to dessert of Kir, a cherry/chocolate pudding, honey saturated balls, and fruit.
As if the food weren't enough, there was a five piece group playing gypsy jazz, as we lounged in a true middle eastern atmosphere.
I was so enthused, that two nights later I took my family to the Main Street location, which is beautifully decorated, but not as authentic (meaning it is actually newer and fancier.) It was there I discovered that the buffet is only on Saturday nights at the Broadway location, and if you want the Chai feast tasting menu in the ordinary restaurant, you chose a soup, a salad, and two curries for a start, then continue to order other dishes from the tasting menu until you are full. We had a wonderful meal, but a number of the dishes I loved from the buffet are not on the Feast menu - only available a la carte - and I personally prefer having smaller portions of a larger variety of taste sensations available at the buffet. The entertainment at the Main Street location was lovely Flamenco guitar, and my son said he went to one of the locations not long ago, and there was a belly dancer.
There are evidently two more East is East locations. I am not sure where they are, or if they offer a buffet on Saturday, but the buffet is what we will do our best to access next time, back on Broadway on a Saturday night,
One does not have to go all way for a big, expensive dinner as we chose to do.There are many wonderful a la carte items for a simpler and less expensive lunch or dinner. Actually, I would drop in sometime just for wonderful chai tea or a mango lassi.
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