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Pooja Indian Grill

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1223 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691-2709
+1 916-375-8906
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Ashland, Oregon
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117 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pooja is among your better options for Indian in the Sacramento area, but it doesn't come close to even the simplest "Taj Mahal" you find in most English villages. It not only offers the almost-universal lunch buffet, it also offers the buffet for dinner, as well. Service was adequate on my visit when I ordered off the menu, but the... More 

Thank GeezerEd
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Kind service, great food, priced well and great parking. Thank you Poojah staff for a great lunch. Vegetable Biriyani, Chang Masala, Bhutara, Saag Paneer, Yellow Dal, Dhaal Makhani, Mixed Vegetables, Punjabi Curry, Aloo-Pakora, Mixed Vegetable Pakora, Goat Curry, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Makhani, Lamb Curry, and Fish Pakora. Mango Ice Cream too.

Thank Art H
West Sacramento, California
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have been coming here to eat for about 8 years now. I have recommended this place to all of my friends. People who say they "don't like Indian food" find they really like the Indian food here. The owner is the sweetest lady and she will help you make a decision. Their buffet lunch is a HUGE hit, as... More 

Thank CaitySue55
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Hi, This place has food so good it makes me wonder if I had died and gone to heaven (or, nirvana). The waitstaff are kind and intuitive. Hands down the best Indian food in Sacramento and quite possibly Northern California. Priced affordably, seasoned deliciously and served with grace. What else can you ask for... mango ice cream... got that too!!!... More 

Thank Art H
Sacramento, CA
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is my long-time "go-to" place for Indian food at lunch. The buffet offers wonderful choices of vegetarian and meat-based dishes and the service is excellent (they have come to "almost know me" personally over my 7 years as a regular customer). Samosas are superb and the Vegetarian Thali dinner has flavors that are so impressive even I (who loves... More 

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West Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I only have visited Pooja during the lunch buffet. It is very tasty. They would get more $$ per visit if they asked you what you wanted to drink when they sat you though. As it is they wait until you've already been given iced water and few ever order something to drink that I've noticed. The nan is good... More 

Thank JCBuckster
West Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place is a must visit place for all indian food lovers. They serve really nice food. For indians, they make food authentic spicy (if you ask for). We love visiting this place. Their chicken and other vegetarian dishes are really nice. With yummy desserts. Only concern is they are closed on Sundays.

Thank Anish A
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I was visiting my friend in San Francisco last week and happened to be at this place on our visit to Lake Tahoe. This is one of the very good Indian food I ate in some time. I am a vegetarian and can say that all the items that I tried tasted really good. My friend is a non-vegetarian and... More 

Thank vamsi a
Navi Mumbai, India
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is an easier review for me to write, don't have much to say. Its simply pathetic! I tried buffet lunch today, and none of the dishes - dal makhni, kadi, paneer, chole - was worth even tasting. Having said that, i must acknowledge that the restaurant was packed, which explains its popularity. May be I am a misfit for... More 

Thank AnkushLal
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to this place for several years and decided it was time to give them a review. Obviously I love the place. It's the best in the Sacramento area. If I have you more than once, it's gotta be good. The dining area is rich in middle eastern decor. The staff is wonderful and very attentive to your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691-2709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-375-8906

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