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98 Johnson Road, 9 B, not 98 which is residential, Latham, NY 12110
+1 518-785-7600
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner of Mysore Masala Dosai, lamb Biriyani, chicken Chettinadu, and spinach dumplings in Korma sauce. Everything was delicious.

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1 Thank Carolyn T
Wappingers Falls, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter ( a Siena student) and I stopped in recently on a Sunday. At first I was disappointed that there was a buffet. As a rule, I do not like buffets. I noticed that many restaurants in the area require you to order off of the brunch menu- and I had wanted to order off of the dinner menu.... More 

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2 Thank donna m
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Situated in a non-descript commercial/medical plaza, this restaurant was hopping when everything around was closed for the day. We enjoyed three tasty dishes and saw many delicious looking meals being served around us. Plates of aromatic offerings were enthusiastically consumed in this packed restaurant which offers a wide selection on their menu and includes vegan dishes, all served by attentive... More 

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Thank Barbara M
Albany, New York
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Love the lunch buffet! The food is fresh and the best in the area. Good service, nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Thank M3sMom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Never had a bad meal. Their buffet offers a good variety to satisfy everyone. The price is good and the place is clean. What else could you ask for

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1 Thank Maria C
Delmar, New York
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I get lunch and dinner with some regularity at the Shalimars in Troy and Delmar and they are always reliable, But Karavalli is a cut above. Unusual items like the Masala Dosai and hot, but not too hot dishes, all well prepared, make Karavalli a pleasure. The mango chutney tasted like it was out of a jar of Major Grey's.... More 

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1 Thank PainterRob
Cairo, Egypt
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food is quite authentic and very tasty....Not as spicy as I was looking for, but it was a very nice experience and reminded me of the meals I used to get in fancy restaurants in India....

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1 Thank TamerDesouky
Albany, New York
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Now the premier Indian restaurant in Albany, we've enjoyed Karavalli for many years. For the first time we did a take-out order, and even not fresh out of the kitchen the food was great. They use very high quality plastic to-go containers, not the paper&foil nor styrofoam.Tandoori salmon, aloo gobi, saag paneer, yellow dal, naan and garlic noon were all... More 

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1 Thank NossonMeir
Delmar, New York
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This restaurant specializes in South Indian cuisine but also has dishes from other areas of India. I recently had Fish in banana leaf, a specialty from the Kerala province. A little spicy but different than other Indian food. The food is a little pricer than other Indian restaurants but usually worth it. I had the lunch buffet once and that... More 

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1 Thank steveredler
Schenectady, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The weekend buffet is as good as it gets. A value @ $15/pp. Great variety including multiple appetizers and at least four desert choices. Excellent quality and fine service.Our family favorite.

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Thank JKucij

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Johnson Road, 9 B, not 98 which is residential, Latham, NY 12110
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Latham
  • Phone Number: +1 518-785-7600

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