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“Kerala delight”
Review of Spice Nation

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Spice Nation
Ranked #1,069 of 2,358 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Cuisines: Indian
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Indianapolis, IN
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Kerala delight”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

I have mainly had the lunch buffet here and it is always great. The food is distinct, flavored rather than hot-and-spicy, and varied. It is vegetarian, southern India style. Usually has a handful of mains, couple of rices, pakora, salad, pooriyal...add in naan and dhosa and I don't ask for more at lunch. Great food and value. Worth the hunt.

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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Namaste' baba gi!”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

Economy-try the lunch buffet. Spulrge? Try the vegetarian Thali dinner. Very authentic except they use a plate in stead of a banana leaf.......friendly staff.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
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“Great Buffet for Vegetarians”
Reviewed March 29, 2010

Good South Indian Menu for Vegetarians. They have special Chat night and Indo Chinese buffet evenings, which is delicious.

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“Love their Chai and Vegetable Curry. Does not have a large variety of choices for buffet or ... maybe I am just picky.”
Reviewed February 24, 2008

Love their Chai and Vegetable Curry. Does not have a large variety of choices for buffet or ... maybe I am just picky.

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Albany, NY
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian vegetarian food. Plentiful buffet!”
Reviewed September 28, 2005

This place is amazing! Their food is absolutely delicious, and the vegetarian buffet setup makes it one of my favorite restaurants in the country. I've taken four or five business trips to Indianapolis over the past year, and try to make a visit here whenever I can. If you like Indian food, you'll love this place. If you're vegetarian, you'll also love this place. If you're a vegetarian you likes Indian food, you will absolutely be in heaven.

It's also an interesting cultural experience -- frequently the restaurant is filled with Indian-Americans, and the buffet does not shy away from the types of dishes we Anglos have no idea how to eat (or even what they are). It's part of a shopping mall with other stores catering to the Indianapolis Indian community. The outside of the building and the hallway leading to the restaurant are not glitzy or glamorous, but don't be intimidated -- that's part of the adventure.

I highly recommend this restaurant -- it's truly wonderful cuisine!

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