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3630 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2661
+1 919-490-1326
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
Wed 17:30 - 09:30
Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 02:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hard to find good Indian food in the South. There is one place in Charlotte and this place in Durham. Both dishes were great-and I'll be back. Short walk to DPAC and other places you would want to visit-so-stop on by...

Thank Nick P
Durham, North Carolina
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We came here (again) on New Year's Eve and since it was a Saturday, the buffet was available. Food is always tasty. The kheer is some of the best I have tasted. Great atmosphere and the sitar music is also a nice treat.

Lewiston, United States
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This place is pretty nice as far as Indian buffets are concerned...and I'm no stranger to the Indian buffet. They have the standards but they also offer dishes that aren't normally seen and all are done deliciously. Service is attentive, but not pushy. This might just be my new favorite in the area.

Thank tren2no
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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant, food is amazing, staff friendly, and such great choices. Even has lunch and dinner buffet!

Thank Ye'Chen W
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is an easy spot for a quick, nutritious lunch. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the staff understands that quick service is needed around lunchtime. Glad to have this near my office.

Thank Katie A
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I was in town on vacation and my sister took me here for my birthday for lunch. I love Indian food but I always order Shrimp Tikka Masala. We went for the lunch buffet and it was awesome. I tried almost everything on the buffet: Basmati Rice, Lemon Rice, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken-65, Lasooni Gobi and Cabbage-Poriyal and everything was... More 

Thank CocoaLily
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Two friends and I meet here quite often for dinner, maybe every 6 weeks, when we're all in the area. Always satisfied. Buffet is excellent, so many delicious tastes to try. When buffet not available, we've learned to select our favorites from the menu, and share.

Thank carolinanorte
Charleston, South Carolina
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1,004 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Buffet and big dessert island. Wish they served lamb and or goat along with all that chicken. Made me feel like I was in an Indian version of Chic-Fil-A. So hint to the executive chef... more lamb, more goat, more veggie selections too. But the dessert had huge warm and covered with syrup pastries, yummy. Went down easy and not... More 

Thank JPSaleebyMD
Durham, North Carolina
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I have been here several times and i think their Chicken Tikka Massala is pretty good. It tastes better as a take out as opposed to the buffet they have at the store.

Thank Philly-In-Durham
Raleigh, North Carolina
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148 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

The help is the best as are the owners.... But I went there to eat... Naan was greasy..,. Everything was way off beat... I'm from NYC and I know my Indian food.... This is not the place..,.way off and expensive for what you get... A lot of frozen veggies .... Good rice but everything else bland ... Sorry never again


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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 09:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3630 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2661
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-490-1326

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