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“GREAT Inexpensive Indian Buffet!”

Zaika Indian Cuisine
Ranked #9 of 299 Restaurants in Niagara Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Zaika Indian Cuisine takes pride in serving the best Indian cuisine is proud to serve fresh food without any shortcuts
Reviewed September 19, 2012

My husband and I read good reviews about this place on-line and we were really hungry when we got there because we'd been driving for a very long time! We went there for a late lunch before even going to our hotel. The inside of the restaurant isn't lavishly decorated or particularly interesting; it's old/worn but everything is very clean (including the bathrooms). It was a beautiful day so we ate outside instead of inside and watched the people/traffic. The young waiter came to our table many times and offered to bring more naan (bread), refill our glasses, and take our used plates. The food was GREAT for a buffet. The buffet wasn't huge, but it gave a nice variety including the must-have Tandoori chicken. We ate and ate! The wonderful surprise was that we never got sick from too many Indian spices after eating so much. FYI: Get the coupon on-line. They accepted it with no problem and it made for a very inexpensive lunch.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

First, lets talk about the good things. All the preparations had excellent flavor. Naans were very fluffy, exactly the way they should be.

There were two things which can be improved (reasons for taking away one star):
1. There was not much variety, Only 3 veg entrees and a couple of non-veg and no appetizers. Being in NJ, where there are several indian restaurants, we are used to seeing much more variety in buffets.
2. They prefer to serve naans fresh on the table rather than having them available in the buffet tray. This may seem like a good thing, but it took the server very long time to bring them to the table. We had to remind the server to bring them along.

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Thank ABHINAV G
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Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

I truly hate leaving a bad review as I know how much it can impact but I must say something.
We went for the buffet dinner. Frozen mixed veg curry. Poor quality overall of the food. Almost no chicken in the curry. Canned fruit for desert plastic plates, old tatty cutlery, dirty grubby carpet ... Just not good at all.
I can only think that either the place has changed hands or that all the great reviews are friends and family as it is certainly not worthy.
To be fair the nan bread was hot and fresh and very good and the waitress friendly.
I value trip advisor and wish it was kept real. The bill was $41 for three of us with no drinks. Wow.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We visited Niagara on Sep1,2012 & after a tiring day to be surprised & amazed with the food & customer service.
it is rare to see such warm courtesy extended to each & every customer especially in an indian restaurant.

We were seated promptly , the breads arrived within minutes, the glasses were refilled every time without asking , the used plates were cleared in moments to make space for our group.
The server ensured we were not made to wait for our breads or any additional orders.

The buffet although limited was very tasty with selections from non-veg biryani to mostly vegan curries.
Go ahead & try it out, one more fun thing our group observed , there are a number of restaurants on the street, all of them were near empty except this one which had all the crowd.

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Thank manojmaddyboss
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

I wandered in because this restaurant is well reviewed online. The food on the buffet was very tasty although I felt the selection to be very limited, especially on a busy weekend. The Naan was terrific and service attentive. There restroom was out of order and you didn't find out until you asked and got sent 3 doors down to wash you hands - they could have handled that better. Overall a good experience.

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Thank Emme169
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