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Reviewed March 28, 2021 via mobile

We are wondering if Zayka is under new management as we received excellent service and the food was amazing - unlike older disparaging comments suggest. We arrived in town from CT on a Friday for the Umstead 100 race, our tradition is curry the night...before the race. Zayka was close to our hotel. Everything was perfect. Our party had the Jalfrezi and Rogon dishes plus naans. After the race for Sunday dinner we had no hesitation returning to Zayka to celebrate. This time our choices included Kadhai and again Jalfrezi (yes, that good!) plus dessert. Once just spot on. Dine here if you like Indian food!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

Ordered a lamb biryani. Was surprised that the cost has gone up. For $19, I got a dish and a small cup of Yogurt. Food is good but the price seems to be going up more than norm. Will move to Azitra now

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

I see loads of less than great reviews of Zayka, but I have eaten here about once every 6-8 weeks for lunch and it has ranged from to good to really good. The only complaint we have had was the lunch naan, which has been...solved with a new bread chef. This review was for dinner we had tonight. They have recently overhauled the decor and updated the menu, and it is much better interior for this type of restaurant. The meal and service we had was probably better than any Indian restaurant meal we have had in Raleigh area. That is on a basis of over 40 meals. We ordered the dal Bukhara, paneer makhani, chicken Achari, Raina, and naan. Each main was excellently flavored and at the right medium spice we requested.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019

This is probably the worst Indian food i have had in recent past across USA! I am not sure how others have experienced differently or how this place survives serving such low quality. Me and my wife had to leave most of the re-heated food...on the table. It's not even worth my time to elaborate. Do not waste your money if you know or want to know what Indian food tastes like.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

A member of our former work team was familiar with this Indian Cuisine Restaurant, so he decided on this place in Brier Creek for our quarterly get-together. The evening before I had perused their website but somehow missed the fact that Zayka features a weekday...buffet. That instantly solidified my food selection. The buffet turned out to be decent and maybe a bit cheaper than those of other Indian restaurants. The buffet was not as diversified as others I have partaken of. However, it was attractive and well maintained, with sufficient variety to make it worthwhile. I should point out to those who are not fond of the taste of tikka but are a member of a group who is: Zayka's buffet includes the fixings for a fresh tossed salad--lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and other veggies. So, have at it. I have been to Indian buffets that have offered more variety. However, if I happen to find myself hungry in Brier Creek with no particular venue in mind, I would certainly consider returning to Zayka.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

We were here for my birthday lunch and got there at 2.00 pm. They were not that busy but the main server was slow to bring us the naans, they did not replenish the foods. The buffet compared to Indian buffets in moorsville is not...large in presenting a variety nor is the staff too concerned about providing that extra friendly touch.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

On Mothers Day, my daughter took me here. They had a buffet 12-3:00. We went at 2:00pm. On a positive note, there was great music playing the whole meal and a delightful aromatic spice smell to the ambience. The buffet was so disappointing. The dishes...that were supposed to have chicken and lamb in them were depleted of meat. You had to scrape the pan to find any chicken or goat/ lamb in the sauces. What I retrieved on my plate for the lamb/ goat dish was full of bones and joint gristle. The fried vegetables were old, tough and dried out. The rice was dried out. We could hardly eat our 15$ lunch buffet. I suspect they put the buffet out at opening and never replenished it. To be a Sunday buffet on Mother’s Day, we were not only grossed out but I was pretty mad at my 30$ check. I will never go again.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Best Authentic Indian food out there. We have hosted many parties at Zayka and they have always came out better every time. This is our go to place every time we need catering or go out for nice Indian meal. Ask for Masala Papad next...time you are there...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

My colleagues and I visited this restaurant today for lunch. We were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was professional and took our drink order right away. The buffet was not as extensive as I had hoped, but the food was great.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

We are new to the area and were looking for an Indian restaurant to try. We had an appt near this restaurant that ended right at 11 so we visited for lunch. Service was quiet and respectful. Buffet was pretty amazing. My husband is a...meat freak and there was no lack of it, expectedly mostly chicken, but many versions and all very good. The funny part was when both of us went back for a dish that was actually tofu but with a delicious sauce. Only complaint was that maybe the pakoras were a little dry. The nan was served hot to your table and not ruined on the steam table. There have not been many reviews lately for this place and there have been some lackluster ones that are not recent. I say go! We will be going back!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Mango Lassi Butter Chicken Butter Naan Samosas This is my go to favorite meal. I celebrate life at Zayka. I love it. I crave it daily.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Ordered delivery and it was both bland and so highly curried it burned. Veg was soggy, pakoras dry and crumbly, and mango chutney tasted like sugar water. Called the restaurant to complain and they said they'd never received a complaint about their food before -...really rude about it. Crazy - wasted close to $50 on food that went straight into the trash. Order at your own peril...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Zayka is the best Indian restaurant in triangle. We have been going here for many years and every time we are pleased and always happy with their consistency of food taste. If you want authentic Indian food then you have to go here. They are...they best.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Nice family atmosphere. Love the ability to pick up food as well. Especially love the vegetarian selection

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

My only complaint about this restaurant is that it seemed very dim and gloomy. The menu was extensive and the food, drinks and service were all very good. I recommend the samosa chat and the aloo chat papri for appetizers, along with the naan assortment.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Zayka Indian Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5