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“Indian food at its best!”
Review of Bay Leaf

Bay Leaf
Ranked #1 of 171 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Indian food at its best!”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Who would have thought that in little New Bern, NC we would find some of the best Indian food we have ever had! We love Indian spices and we often eat in Indian restaurants when we travel. We've had great food all over the country and this was every bit as good as restaurants we have visited in major metropolitan areas. The Samosas were huge and well stuffed. We ordered our two favorite dishes- Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Saag. In both dishes, the meat was so tender that no knife was required. All the condiments were excellent and the na'an was hot and fresh. We spoke with one of the family members who own the restaurant and told her how much we enjoyed our dinner and in honor of our first visit to the restaurant, she presented us with a small portion of dessert, which was lovely. Make sure to give this place a try-- you will be wanting to go back for more very soon!

  • Visited July 2014
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NC
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Our high expectations were met”
Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

The food is terrific. The waiter asked my husband to assign a number to how spicy he wanted his butter chicken...he told him 6 1/2. The spiciness was perfect. My chicken tikka masala was excellent. We also ordered the garlic naan which was great. The small restaurant is set back from the street, but there is a sidewalk sign pointing the way. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. If you love Indian food, you will love Bay Leaf...when we walked in the door and smelled the spices we knew we were in the right place.

Visited July 2014
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New Bern, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch Buffet”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We like Indian food and my husband especially enjoys a buffet where he can try many different items. Everything we had was at least good and several buffet items were excellent. Price is reasonable for quality of buffet and service was exceptionally attentive and nice. Absolutely will go back.

  • Visited July 2014
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New Bern, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“It's Okay”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

The service was wonderful.. the food was lackluster. I wouldn't go back. I went for dinner. I've heard that they have a great food bar for lunch, so if you decide to try it, you may want to go at lunch so you can sample lots of items.

Visited June 2014
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“Absolutely wonderful!”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

The dinner plates are delicious and there is a huge variety of dishes from mild to spicy. To get a feel for the different foods you can try the buffet for lunch. The rice pudding and mango custard are incredible! Best Indian food in the area! This is a must try when in New Bern!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Erica76501
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