Very good food, reasonable prices, and an attractive setting help this restaurant pull in more than its share of diners from the Indian-American community. Paintings of former maharajas and maharanis adorn the walls. The ceilings are high and the chairs comfortable. Whether it's for the daily buffet, the more elaborate weekend buffet, or the regular dinner menu, the place is worth a visit. Prices are moderate--only seafood and lamb chops cost more than $11.95.
A good starter is the assorted kabob platter, which serves two or three, or you can order one of the individual appetizer kabobs, such as the chicken tikka with mint or the lamb seekh kabob made with minced lamb. Other good choices are the deep-fried pakoras and samosas and the aloo papri chat, a combination of chopped potatoes, garbanzos, crisp rice cakes, yogurt, and tamarind chutney.
The main-course tandoor dishes are very good--try the chicken, lamb chops, or prawns, or, if in a spending mood, the house assortment. Butter chicken, spicy lamb vindaloo, and coconut-flavored fish curry are highly recommended, too. The sauceless biryani dishes provide a good complement to the curries. Vegetarian specialties are all under $9. Don't forget to include one or more of the Indian breads.