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Modern India Buffet

€€ - €€€
Downtown Hamilton
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163 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K9, Canada
+1 905-524-2815
11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Myself and my family were impressed with Modern India Buffet. We tried to find a spot last minute for a menu based Indian place and everything was booked. We were reluctant to try a buffet as generally you worry the food might be old/stale and lower quality, especially going so late at night as we were (close to closing time.... More 

Thank Brian Y
Hamilton, Canada
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It's a clean, low priced Indian Food Buffet. They seem to use one or two main sauces for all of the dished that they serve. The environment was clean and comfortable. The food was all right, but nothing special.

Thank digitalpics
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Indian buffet. A good variety of tasty foods. Very reasonably priced with spicy and non spicy items. Great vegetarian

Thank Richard S
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I google the place for Indian food in Hamilton and I was luck I found them.The place is right in the middle of city and the food is really good. Huge number of options both in Veg and Non Veg and that too for a price of C$ 14.99 for a Weekend dinner. The place also has a bar which... More 

Thank Rahul1911
Clarkesville, Georgia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I've visited a lot of Indian restaurants and Modern India makes hands down the best vegetable korma I've ever had. Their butter chicken is also excellent. Most Indian buffets I've been to have 6-7 options. Modern India has over 20. I'm actually sad to leave because there's so much I didn't try. The restaurant doesn't really have an intimate feel,... More 

Thank JoshJoshJoshJosh
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I’m in Hamilton quite a few times of the year for work and my one stop without fail is Modern India Buffet. The service is always great and staff are helpful and very knowledgeable to dietary issues (Gluten for me!), especially Jamila. I noticed they had renovated the restaurant and the place looks fabulous. The atmosphere is always pleasant and... More 

Thank Stacey B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time and the food was so delicious. The selection and staff was very nice. The prices were reasonable. I was happy to find such a hidden gem in Hamilton. Seems like they are doing renovations and their new location downstairs is very nice, reminds me of a pub in Ireland :) it was great... More 

Thank John B
Hamilton, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

First off the picture needs to be updates as that was the old building and location, next time I am passing by will try to remember to take a pic. I went there recently and have always really enjoyed my visit, I would never have called this the best Indian restaurant in Hamilton but it was good and I liked... More 

Thank robkharper
Boston, Virginia
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I used to love going to the buffet when it was upstairs.Their food was delicious and fairly priced. We were so disappointed at out last visit. You now get styrofoam trays and they put the food in it for you. I don't mind being limited to the number of choices but dislike that you can't take the amount that you... More 

Thank E M
Dundas, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Went to what I thought was the usual place upstairs and found it closed and moved to the basement. Nice and clean eating environment, however, no more buffet? It's called Modern India "Buffet"! They now scoop your food into styrofoam take out containers (they won't allow you to scoop your own for fear you will over scoop and break the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-524-2815

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?