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Favorite Indian Restaurant

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24052 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544-1017 (Jackson / Foothill)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Oakland, California
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310 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friend recommended this place for our get together and so it is worth it for the food you get for the lunch buffet which costs about $10.95 after the Yelp check-in. You don't pay until after the buffet so I showed them my yelp check-in and the three of us got the discount, so nice! This is my first... More 

Thank KWong55
Oakland, CA
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Favorite Indian Restaurant in Hayward continues to be one of my go-to places because of their consistently good food, reasonable prices, and -especially- because of their complimentary local delivery service, a real plus on those evenings in which I don't want to go out. This time I tried their mixed-lentil vegetarian dish- it was very good. Other favorites of mine... More 

Thank FoodieDoodie58
Fremont, CA
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has always provided me my Indian food fix. The service, quality and variety of food offered have kept me coming through the years. I'm a fan👍🏼

Thank Maestri
Bay Area, CA
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my "favorite" Indian spot outside of Fremont. A must try on any Friday or Saturday night. The lunch buffet is equally solid. The ambiance is fitting, as Bollywood videos play on the monitors in the dining area... The owners have done a nice job. I would caution eating here in late afternoon or early evening hours because they... More 

Thank Bremflux
Hayward, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Favorite Indian for over 15 years, 4-5 times per year. The buffets are excellent, well spiced and never too crowded. Good selection of non-meat and meat dishes. Nans (garlic or not) are offered. The meals go well washed down with Indian beer. One can make a tasty dessert concoction with the gulab jamun, rice pudding... More 

Thank Nino L
new delhi
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120 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on 25th May 2016 for dinner, location is good but food here is OK but not very good. We tried the buffet dinner there was a good variety in the vegetarian section but only one dish in the non-veg section. Nan quality was very thick, but sweet dish was very good..

Thank delhiwalaNewDelhi
Hayward CA
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Great delivery service! Very tasty and always appropriately spiced. All the usual favorites with a specialty in Dosa. Great for vegetarians! Great prices!

Thank Kj P
Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I'm pretty sure that this used to be a fast food place of some kind, or maybe a Friendly's. So, don't expect too much in the way of atmosphere - it's pretty "utilitarian". That being said, they have an extensive buffet - which is actually really nice since diners may sample a wide variety of dishes. The service was very... More 

Thank 75070KP68
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Excellent buffet. Variety of food from different parts of India and excellent service. The menu in the buffet is always changing. I love that idea not having to eat the same item over and over again. Consistency in flavor need to improve but overall, I give A-

Thank Neeraj L
San Francisco
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I'm a huge fan of the unique flavors of Indian cuisine. But I often find USA Indian restaurants tone down the spices and what's left is boring. Not so at Favorite Indian. Very good and unique flavors across a variety of different dishes so it doesn't all taste the same! Menu items such as goat curry and lamb meatballs add... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24052 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544-1017
    (Jackson / Foothill)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: 510-583-7550

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