This is a repost of an earlier column. The reason is that just today I ate a new Indian buffet (at least new to me). The food has resonated so much that I just had to get something out there about delicious Indian lunch buffets. Review on new place coming soon.
For my Mom’s Birthday on January 3rd, we took her out to lunch. She ultimately left it up to us as to where we would go, but she did hint that Indian cuisine is one of her favorites. Thankfully my sister thought of The Kathmandu on Highland Dr. as she had been there before. Ten of us met there for the lunch buffet.
The Kathmandu promotes itself as “Indian and Nepali Cuisine” but for all intents and purposes, it could be classified as Indian food. Nevertheless, it is very good. I am not sure which dishes are exclusively Nepali; most of the food here can be found in other Indian restaurants around town. What sets this place apart is definitely the flavor. This place rivals Tandoor in goodness. Everything from the Naan, Rice Pudding, Vegetable Coconut Korma and Butter Chicken has a stronger, more distinct flavor than I have experienced at other places.
If there was a bad dish in the lunch buffet, I didn’t find it. The location on 3142 S. Highland Dr. was incredibly convenient, and the price was hard to beat: $10.75 for the lunch buffet. That is all the food you can eat. I finished two plates and would have loved to go back for three, but could barely move.
If you are in the area, go here for lunch. If you are not close by, it’s worth the commute. Since I have not eaten here for dinner, please let me know if you do and what you ordered.