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Nikki's Chaat Cafe

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3469 Hwy. 50, CA 96150
(530) 541-3354
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for an early dinner, when the place wasn't very crowded. The food was okay but the service left a lot to be desired. It took a while for the server to arrive and we had to ask for water, silver and napkins. Definitely not worth the price.

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Thank Vaidy G
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Uber awesome food. We were two couples with a kid, and thoroughly enjoyed the food here. The host and the facilitators were very hospitable. Highly recommended.

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Thank Subha P
Cool,CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch with my husband. He chose the buffet and I ordered off the menu. There was only one other couple in the place... Hint...but my order took 20 minutes and was delivered cold. The food on the buffet was lackluster, greasy, and barely warm. The chutneys were quite possibly the worst I have ever tasted. My husband spit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I happened to be late for dinner buffet. Food was not good and cold. They could have mentioned it or could have suggested to order instead of buffet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We went here for dinner while our visit totaled Tahoe. The manager was very courteous and greeted us well. The food was good. Pakoras were excellent. I would definitely visit this place when I visit Lake Tahoe again.

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Thank Surojit D
California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

$15 for a super oily and spicy indian buffet food - meh, I would say pass on this one. Was looking for a late Saturday afternoon lunch at an indian restaurant. Buffet here had a large number of items but most of them had no flavour. Food was very spicy and greasy. It looked like the food had been sitting... More 

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Thank ChikuC
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Buffet was not an open for dinner. (They should put the hours and price on their website). So we ordered Lamb, Chicken Masala, and Dal with Naan to share 3 people. Lots of unlimited rice. Friendly staff. Everything was tasty and presented well in small round metal dishes. Could have been larger portions since we had to order more rice... More 

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Thank AdamiteCA
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We had a buffet dinner at Nikki's and the food is very basic and not tasty . There was rice, biriyani, naan and curries for the buffet . The chicken curry was horrible , the vegetarian curries were ok and the fried stuff was ok too. If you are going with kids just find out upfront how much they charge... More 

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Thank startravel01
Concord, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

What a surprise! We arrived at this South Lake Tahoe restaurant about 8:30 in the evening. The buffet was winding down, but they had fresh, hot nan on our table within minutes and told us they would fix any of the buffet dishes fresh for us, if something we wanted had been retired already. With that in mind we selected... More 

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Thank N_skier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is well run and great place to enjoy Asian Indian food. Their buffet is little expensive compared to SF Bay area prices. But its totally worth spending that amount. Their al carte menu is also very fabulous. Great taste and service. Previously I never understood why service is important if food taste is good enough. But that really matters... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3469 Hwy. 50, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: (530) 541-3354

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