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“Food perfect, owner terrible”

Aavtar Indian Cuisine
Ranked #93 of 375 Restaurants in Daytona Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Denver, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Food perfect, owner terrible”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

Was down at the beginning of race week. You would think a restaurant would want customers; not this guy. The place is open till 9 which in the owners mind is that your butt is out the door by 9. Cool, can go with that but he was very rude about reminding us of this even though we were an hour away from closing. Also, is abusive to wait staff. NOTE--FROM OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH THE STAFF, THE OWNER KEEPS ALL THE TIPS, STAFF JUST GET AN HOURLY WAGE. This guy actually made our waitress cry. Food on otherhand was out of this world

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Kurtis H
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Please don't go”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Had been to the restaurant today for dinner. The attitude of the owner was very bad. When asked about refill, his response was very bad. Noticed the same behaviour towards other customers. The owner literally asked us to get out if we can't follow his style. Soon after we left the food on the tables without eating us and left, we could see other customers following us with the same issue.

  • Visited January 2014
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3 Thank Sujith Kumar A
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Columbia, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

This place may not look like much, but don't let that fool you! The food is wonderful and the owner is incredibly friendly and helpful. Portions are generous and prices are reasonable. My companions were not crazy about spicy-hot food, and the cook was more than happy to adjust the heat wherever they could, which was great. If you're going meatless, try the matar paneer - I very much enjoyed it. Will definitely return next time we're in the area. (P.S. the buffet is only on weekends, but it doesn't say that on the website, just to give you a heads up.)

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Cristal0505
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Daytona Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Amazing Indian food”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

The food is great at Avatar. The owner is always there and he is super nice and aims to make you happy. The atmosphere sucks!! But don't let that turn you away. It's worth it. And they have a great lunch buffet Friday and Saturday.

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Thank realmuzicradio
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Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't judge a book by it's cover. The building is outdated, but the food and service is worth it!”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

The owner aims to please. Food was delicious and servings huge. The atmosphere is outdated but may be so due to what upgrades would cost. Huge selection on the menu. Will be back for more yummy meals!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank gypsyg_13
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