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Nikki's Indian Cuisine

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3469 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8948
+1 530-541-3354
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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 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

After a long day of drive we wanted to get some spicy Indian appetizers. Google took us to this place and we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. We had pakoda, vada pav, chana bhatura and masala chai. Everything tasted fresh. Not too spicy or oily. Chai was fantastic. Don't get discouraged by the look of this place... More 

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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The food was good, in terms of taste. Went to the restaurant for a lunch buffet. For a location this far out, this restaurant offers a good selection. The service was excellent as well. However, some food in the lunch buffet felt like leftovers from the previous night's dinner buffet. Some south indian varieties looked like dry and re-heated, but... More 

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Thank Sreenivaas M
New Delhi, India
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219 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Got to know about this restaurant through "Yelp". Had buffet lunch. Food was of average quality, particularly the roasted chicken (not up to the Indian standards).

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Thank Ashwani C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We were craving for Indian food and found this as the only option around South Lake Tahoe and went here for dinner. I must say I would not suggest this place to anyone. Although the service was good the place served pretty substandard food. We went for a la carte instead of their buffet and leaving aside the Tawa Roti... More 

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1 Thank Raj R
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I took my new wife for her first experience of proper Indian food. I neglected to check properly whether the buffet was at dinner or not. Sadly it is a lunch only buffet but upon hearing my sigh, the owner, I presume, took us under his culinary wing and gave some sound advice as to what to choose. We had... More 

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Thank Garry L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

After hiking the trail at Taylor Creek Visitor Center we stopped for lunch at Nikki''s Indian restaurant. It's a hole in the wall joint but the food was great. We particularly enjoyed the chicken tikka, butter chicken, and curry chicken. I would definitely go back.

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Thank Lester B
San Jose
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I need to get back to the hotel, so I got aloo gobi for takeout. It was OK, but expensive. They did have a buffet going, which possibly could have been a better idea. The place was full of people of Indian decent, which is always a good sign.

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Thank UnregisteredUser2013
West Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Rude and arrogant manager. The restaurant seems to be full but the manager at the desk was so rude, we felt like he is doing favor on us by giving us a table. He should be polite towards customers as he is making business from them and not doing any favors on us. We got so pissed off that we... More 

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Thank Anish A
Hassan, India
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91 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We reached late in afternoon and there was chill in the air. Had our lunch at the restaurant and got some rice on the go for night as it would be late in when we get to the next destination. Food was good. Chole batura, Dosa and veg meal were available at that hour. Once done walked down to the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for home-tasting Indian food, make your way here for lunch. It is perhaps one of the best Indian buffets I have had in a long time! Yes, coming from an Indian, that should hold some weight. Great vegetarian options - both North and South Indian food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 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
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3469 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8948
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-3354

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?