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Pooja Indian Grill

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1223 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691-2709
+1 916-375-8906
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Navi Mumbai, India
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an easier review for me to write, don't have much to say. Its simply pathetic! I tried buffet lunch today, and none of the dishes - dal makhni, kadi, paneer, chole - was worth even tasting. Having said that, i must acknowledge that the restaurant was packed, which explains its popularity. May be I am a misfit for... More 

Thank AnkushLal
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to this place for several years and decided it was time to give them a review. Obviously I love the place. It's the best in the Sacramento area. If I have you more than once, it's gotta be good. The dining area is rich in middle eastern decor. The staff is wonderful and very attentive to your... More 

Thank Dax P
Sacramento, California
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a great restaurant in a not so great location. Parking is difficult, but worth the effort. It has a wide variety of choices including the standard tandoori and butter chicken, but includes goat and other vegetarian selections. I've been here a few times over many years and it is one of my East Indian friends' top choices.

Thank jlspencer
Sacramento, CA
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149 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Wide range of choices refreshed regularly. Naan served at your table. Perhaps THE best in the region.

Thank gparrott
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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79 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Getting in my 10,000 daily steps, I ate my way thru the buffet line for the whole three hours. I walked across the dining room, a dozen times, to load up on the goat curry; lamb; and butter chicken; washed down with masala chai. The mango soft serve over gulab jamun balls was the dessert after pupus of eggplant pakoras... More 

Thank CafeConCarlos
West Sacramento, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We always have an excellent meal when we go to Pooja's. Our son visited India and he said the food there in India tasted just like the food in West Sacramento at Pooja's!

Thank 151marthad
West Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

first let me say I go here at least a couple times a month for the lunch buffet and 98 percent of the time I am quite satisfied. However the recently introduced Friday and Sat. night dinner buffets are about 6 dollars higher, which I get but basically the food is almost exactly the same as lunch. Maybe one different... More 

Thank bleeker2015
Recife, PE
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215 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

While returning from Tahoe to Fremont, we stopped here for lunch buffet. There were many varieties of food - Vegetarian and non vegetarian both. Quality and Taste was great and looked as if very freshly prepared using authentic ingredients. Butter Paneer, Palak Paneer, Cutlet, chicken tandoori, Chicken curry etc. mango ice cream, Rice Kheer were a good taste. Fresh and... More 

4 Thank SadhanaRakesh
Sacramento, California
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149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This place is amazing. Naan, curries, samosas, all amazing. The curries aren't watery and thin, but thick and rich. We've tried 5 different curries so far and have been impressed with all of them. Enough said. Just try this place. I've eaten at Indian restaurants all over the states and the UK. And this is one of the best.

1 Thank danielKeiran
Fairfax, Virginia
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224 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I had heard great things about this restaurant and went twice to sample the buffet. Arguably the buffet is not the best place to be in a restaurant especially when unattended and letting people have free rein in serving themselves. But.. The variety on the buffet was quite good. The food was a little greasier than I liked it but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691-2709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-375-8906

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?