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5825 Cottle Rd, San Jose, CA 95123-3734
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11:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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133 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This has been our favourite Indian restaurant consistently for over a decade. It remains an excellent choice for a traditional Indian meal and its buffet is outstanding value for money. It is clean and well maintained, the food is freshly prepared, hot(in temperature) and the buffet is continually refreshed. It caters for large groups and parties by advanced reservation. It... More 

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Thank sateeshl2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant looked clean, friendly service but I had carry out. Food was... edible and that'sthe only word I can apply to it. Ordered Butter Chicken, Lamb Korma and Paneer Paratha. Nothing special about any of it. Medium is spicier than you probably think it is. Pretty disappointed.

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Thank Erin B
San Jose, California
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157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Went there for a buffet lunch at 12.30 pm. Items were ready to be refilled but weren't. Food was bland.

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Thank Margaret S
San Jose, California
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Ambiance: OK. Large space with many tables, more utilitarian than not. Bright. Tables usually far enough apart for private conversations. Staff: Good Drink: Minimal beer list and sub-standard wine list, but that's not a big deal at an Indian restaurant. I can get my Taj Mahal lager, and that's all I need. Food: Really really good. All the items you... More 

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Thank C K H
San Jose, California
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399 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

We had a recommendation for this nearby restaurant from an acquaintance who is Indian, and tried it out about 2 weeks ago. We are not connoisseurs of Indian food, or from India. However, we really enjoyed our meal. I had the lamb Rogan Josh, which was great. My wife liked her chicken tikka masala. The service was good, and the... More 

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Thank DHook
Paso Robles, California, USA
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of our go to spots in South San Jose. It is never busy and the food is awesome. Service is good as well. I recommend the butter chicken!

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Thank Mark H
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hi We went in a group.The food was not testy.Its not recommended to anyone.Please dont waste yr money here

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Thank bhaveshkumar s
San Jose, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Decent Indian food. I have been here a few times for their lunch buffet and it has been good. I do wish they would have a larger selection for the buffet, but what they have is very tasty.

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Thank ultramookie
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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191 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

We went with family to the lunch buffet ... the selections were plentiful and the food was hot and fresh and the warm naan was brought to our table. One of the best buffets we've ever had for a very reasonable price ($9)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5825 Cottle Rd, San Jose, CA 95123-3734
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?