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1671 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820-2846
+1 732-516-0020
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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South River, New Jersey
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128 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently, I sat down with a visiting professor from Pakistan to talk about students takin his certificate program at the University of Pakistan in Lepore. We actually had selected a nearby restaurant but it was closed until dinner. However, this restaurant was open for business just after the Christmas holiday. The buffet style and cozy atmosphere made my friend feel... More 

Thank windsgroup
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average food. The overall taste level has gone down so much. Kothu parotta was awesome. As a chettinad restaurant , my go to dish would be poondu kuzhambu.. it used to be good before 3 years. Now .. its tasteless and watery. Overall a very average eat

Thank Rajagopal S
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Great South Indian Tamil food. Atukaal soup was good in buffet and so was Kara kuzhambu. Need to expand to a big place and keep restrooms clean. Will visit again.

Thank mjr18562
Clifton, New Jersey
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108 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

For $16 the spread was very impressive. But food was very sub-standard. I walked in at 2:15 p.m and found most of the items to be cold. Biryani was slightly on the sweeter side and once parathas got over it took forever to be replenished. None of the dish could be called as true karaikudi style. Extremely disappointed. Also they... More 

Thank Avinash J
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We went for weekday buffet at Karaikudi, we went to the same restaurant several times over last couple of years, but never got a chance to write a review. Weekday buffet do not have as many varieties as we had on weekends, we had limited items, but never the less, it was sufficient enough and I didn't even get chance... More 

Thank Balamurugan V
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

The restaurant provides decent fare for those who are inclined towards tasting South Indian food. We have tried alacarte and buffet and hence have tasted a wide varietyof their offerings. We love their food, authentic and tasty.

Thank Lightyear09
Asbury, New Jersey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The food is very spicy for anyone other than people from South India. We could not finish our food because is was terribly spicy even though we ordered mild. We ordered four dishes and they did not bring all the food together. On top of that, some of the dishes were missing some items which caused the food to get... More 

Thank Julissa T
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

In a scene dominated by all-out Indian vegetarian or predominantly north-Indian fare, finding Chettinad cuisine with some meat options is rare. With this context clear, as well as the general insipid quality and ambience of Edison area Indian restaurants notwithstanding, this one still gets a poor rating... Average food. Nothing to write home about. Most of what we tried can... More 

Thank UniqueCap
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

we usually visit this place for lunch buffet. this guys offer an excellent choice of items for lunch buffet and quality if food is very good. you have good option for both Veg and non-veg (fish,chicken and goat) food items. its not too spicy and has good taste. this place gets really crowded during weekends so please plan your trip... More 

Thank dashny
palo alto, CA
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

i went for a business lunch when it was relatively quiet for the buffet. but the items were good, especially the chicken 'lollipop' and the lamb curry, along with the egg biriyani. it was better than i expected, and milder. didn't find the real chettinad items like the kuzhi paniyaram etc but i suspect that's on the menu, which we... More 

Thank malabarcoast

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1671 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820-2846
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Edison
  • Phone Number: +1 732-516-0020

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