The toll of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the worst global down turn since the Great Depression and taken over 6 million lives.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has nearly wiped-out one of the greatest meal pastimes in Los Angeles and other cities in the US: All-You-Can-Eat Indian lunch buffets.
Luckily, some Indian buffets have, against all odds, reopened.
One of the best thing about eating at an Indian buffets, is the availability of so many popular Indian dishes that you can try at one time.
These dishes may include: chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken, fish curry, Chicken Mahki (butter chicken), Chana Masala, Palak Paneer, Biryani, Lamb Vindaloo, and much more.
These 10 Indian restaurants mentioned in this article offers a great selection of option for anyone craving Indian food at a great value!
1. Nizam Indian Cuisine
Address: 10871 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Located in West Los Angeles, Nizam of India, offers one of the best price for a buffet that I have ever seen in all of Los Angeles!
Although the price is very reasonable, don’t expect a large option of dishes in the buffet.
They do offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes with naan and dessert.
At the end of the day, who can complain when you’re getting one of the best value Indian meal in all Los Angeles?
2. Maharaja Cuisine of India
Address: 1321 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Located in the heart of Westwood, Maharaja Cuisine of India offers northern Indian food.
A local favorite, Maharaja caters to customers in West LA and students at UCLA.
They also have one of the lowest price for a lunch buffet in all of Los Angeles!
In addition to the popular dishes typically offered in an Indian buffet, they also have Lamba Keema and Saag dishes.
The are a good amount of vegetarian option as well.
I highly recommend the Saag Paneer (creamed spinach), Lamba Keema, and Chicken Tikka Masala!
3. Royal Delhi Palace
Address: 22323 Sherman Way Suite #11, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Royal Delhi Palace is located in Canoga Park and has a long history of serving the San Fernando Valley.
They do catering, host parties and weddings, and offer indoor and outdoor dining.
They recently changed ownership back in late 2021, but kept the competitive buffet pricing at $13.95.
They offer many options of different vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
This is one of the reason why customers keep returning to Royal Delhi Palace..
The other reason is their food is quite tasty.
The lamb curry, Bharta, and Sag Paneer are always fresh and flavorful.
4. Angara Indian Restaurant
Address: 2170 Torrance Blvd Torrance, CA 90501
Located in the South Bay, Angara is another buffet staple for Indian food lovers.
They have one of the most reasonably priced Indian buffet in the entire Los Angeles area!
With plenty of non- vegetarian and vegan/vegetarian options, Indian foodies will leave this restaurant feeling full and satisfied!
After you have the buffet, I recommend getting the delicious pakoras and samosas for a later treat.
5. Village Tandoor
Address: 18530 Devonshire St, Northridge, CA 91324
If you’re in the San Fernando Valley, you should try the buffet at Village Tandoor restaurant.
They have been in business for over 16+ years and offer one of the most reasonably priced lunch buffet in Los Angeles.
I highly recommend trying the chicken tandoori, Tikka Masala, Biryani and mint chutney when you come for the buffet.
6. India’s Tandoori
Address: Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
India’s Tandoori restaurant serves authentic Indian food right in the heart of South Bay, Los Angeles.
The buffets comes with fresh garlic naan, chicken & vegetarian selections, as well as 2 kinds of rice, desserts, and chai.
I highly recommend the Navratan Korma (a curry dish make with mixed vegetables and lots of dry fruits)!
7. Bombay Tandoori & Banquet
Address: 4111 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505
Offering a blend of popular Indian dishes, like tandoori chicken, goat curry, chicken tikka masala, naan, and many other dishes, Bombay Tandoori & Banquet is a local favorite.
Do take a smaller portion than usual so you can make room for the big variety of Indian dishes available at this restaurant during lunch buffet.
I highly recommend trying the tandoori chicken, it is one of the tastiest tandoori chicken I’ve tried during a lunch buffet option.
Its flavorful and has a smoky flavor.
Everything is just very fresh and will satisfy your taste buds.
It’s no wonder this restaurant is deem as having one of the best Indian buffet in the South Bay!
8. India’s restaurant
Address: 4366 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
India’s restaurant offers two different pricing for weekday and weekend lunch buffets.
Weekend lunch buffets may be slightly more expensive than weekday buffet, but it comes with 1 glass of champagne!
There are many options including: Chicken Mahki (butter chicken), Matar Paneer, Chicken Tikka Masala, lamb and fish curries and lots of vegetarian options.
The stand out are the naans, which come out fresh, warm, and delicious.
9. India’s Tandoori
Mid-Wilshire Address: 5468 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hollywood Address: 7300 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Like many restaurant, India’s Tandoori offers two different pricing for weekday and weekend lunch buffets.
Owned by the same owner as India’s restaurant, the lunch buffets on weekend also comes with 1 glass of champagne.
You can expect similar items in the buffet as India’s Restaurant: Chicken Mahki, Matar Paneer, Chicken Tikka Masala, lamb and fish curries and many vegetarian options.
The naans are also pretty delicious at this restaurant.
Address: 18525 Pioneer Blvd Artesia, CA 90701
Rajdhani is not your typical Indian buffet where you self-serve yourself to platters of food on a spread of food tray options in one corner of the restaurant.
It’s a vegetarian Indian restaurant where they bring the food to you, freshly prepared!
You can order from the All-You-Can-Eat Thali for $22.99 with unlimited refill options on everything in their menu.
Or you can order the mini Thali which includes one serving of each menu item and a choice of one dessert for $16.99.
Once you’re seated by a waiter, you are welcome with crispy Papad (deeply fried thin bread) and fresh salad on your table.
Then, servers will come by with all the freshly made dishes for the day and you can simply ask them to fill your plate or they made just do so if they see you with an empty plate.
Entrees include potato & veggie mix, ravaiya masala (stuff Indian eggplant) , and dal makhani (smoky lentil stew).