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“Authentic South Indian Food !” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hoysala

Hoysala
2 JFK Blvd., Highwood Plaza, Somerset, NJ 08873
+1 732-247-4300
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Ranked #21 of 106 Restaurants in Somerset
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Buffet
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.
East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Authentic South Indian Food !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Authentic South Indian food
Well Maintained Restaurant
Fresh food (unlike other places that serve stale, oily, and greasy food)
Warm and friendly attentive staff
Best part ............... Management attention to little details to ensure consistency in quality -n- cleanliness all the time
Only gripe ............ place gets too noisy when there are large groups (who care a damn about those around)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Authentic south Indian restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We went for a lunch buffet. The food the south Indian. Quality and taste is authentic. This is one of the best Indian restaurants in NJ. We do go here often and quality and taste has been very consistent.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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“Great South Indian Food in NJ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went for a dinner yesterday to Hoysala, a South Indian restaurant in Somerset, NJ. It took us 50 minutes to get there from Newtown, PA. The manager greeted us and fetched us a table in 3 minutes. The buffet food spread is amazing- vegetarian and non vegetarian South Indian dinner. This was a Sunday and I was surprised to see so many guests dining at Hoysala. In a few minutes, a large group showed up and they opened up a second dining room. The selection of the vegetarian dishes was excellent for us and the manager made sure they refilled the dishes every two minutes. Since we are vegetarians, this was the best buffet we have had for a long time in NJ. I do not think there is any competition for Hoysala and the prices were extremely reasonable, Above all, the dessert table had 2 Indian sweets and a Indian dry fruit ice cream to top it all. After a great experience last night, I will recommend Hoysala to friends and relatives. The location is great with enough parking spaces and close to Route 287.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Devon, Pennsylvania
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Awesome South Indian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went to Hoysala couple of nights and enjoyed a wonderful weeknight buffet. The service was awesome. Warm and friendly staff who were attentive. A very nice mix of vegetarian and meat/chicken items. They probably had upwards of 20 dishes that also included appetizers. The chicken Biryani was very special. So was the Pork fry. My friend enjoyed the mutton. Each table was also served mini Uthappams, Plain dosa's and mini puri's. My tell tell for a true South Indian restaurant is how they make the Chutney's and Sambar and Hoysala passed the test. Good place. Don Miss. BYOB.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great Authentic Southern Indian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Staff was great at explaining how everything went together. You could tell it was freshly made. I knew I had to eat here as soon as I walked in and got a wiff of everything. Hope to go back.

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