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“Delicious!”

Rangoli India Restaurant
Ranked #519 of 2,173 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
always changing
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Visited on the Saturday prior to Mother's Day so there was no wiating for a table. I was greeted promptly, as were all the other patrons I saw enter. There were many helpful and handsome servers. They all seemed to be available to provide information as well as table service. The round booths are nice since this food can easily be shared, aka family style. There seem to be plenty of large tables available too.

The garlic naan was a delicious way to start. We shared Chicken Biryani, Malai Koftha, and Chana Masala with more of the plain naan. It was all fantastic. I can't wait to go back and sample more of the classics. There was a lot of large pieces of chicken in the biryani. The sauce on the Malai Koftha is heavenly!

They have made efforts to make the interior inviting despite being in a strip mall. We were at a table near the door, and seeing the dine in and traffic for take out was a little distracting. Also it was a windy evening, so the wind would blow in to where we sat. Many of the clientele that were East Indian themselves knew to ask for a table in the back. I think if there was a wall installed to make a vestibule at the entrance, that these distractions would be resolved.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Reno, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good Indian, solid menu”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

We enjoyed our meal at Rangoli quite a bit-- everything we tried was great, minus a Naan appetizer with pesto that was just too overpowering. Service was good-- meal was all spaced out over an hour or so, but that was totally fine by us. The curries we had were delicious and raitha tasted very fresh. We'll be back to try other things on the menu!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank KEMP527
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San Jose, California
Level 6 Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great Buffet Lunch”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have been looking for a local Indian Restaurant and found Rangoli. They have an extensive buffet lunch with with something for everyone's taste. Their service is excellent. You never wait for your Naan bread, water refills or plate takeaways. It's reasonably priced and very busy at lunch time. For the buffet, time your arrival just when they open at 11:30am. If you wait a half hour, parking will be difficult in this tiny shopping plaza.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank LadyGBD
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San Jose, California
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“it's ok....”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

food is Ok although not as good as Bombay garden. I do like the lamb there. You have like traditional india food, you shall try here.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank luke l
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los gatos, ca
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great lunch buffet and Sunday brunch buffet”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you are looking for a really good lunch or Sunday brunch buffet, you have to try Rangoli. It's a little more expensive than the typical Indian lunch buffets, but it is also a little nicer and has a good variety. Their Tandori chicken is very moist, where most places are hard and dried out on the outside. Their chicken Tikka Masala is delicious. Well, the sauce is delicious. I always put the sauce on the Tandori chicken and skip the white meat chicken in the Tikka Masala. I'm sure it's really good though because my husband loves it. They always have a large assortment of vegetable dishes. The eggplant and vegetable korma are some of my favorites. Most dishes vary daily, but the Tandori chicken and Tikka Masala are standard fare every day. They only have a weekend brunch on Sunday and it is a few dollars more because it includes a glass of champagne, or a glass of sparkling cider. They have a great sweet mild curry fish on the weekends that I really like.

  • Visited July 2013
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