Indian Buffets are popping up all over town. They have quickly become a “Dara Favorite”. The all-you-can-eat buffet can be really good, or it can be a train-wreck of bad food. Dara dug through the curry and vindaloo for you and came out the other end with a list of her top 5 Indian Food Buffets in Minnesota!
8492 Central Ave NE
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
Dosa King is an all-vegetarian Indian Buffet in Spring Lake Park. Meat eaters, don’t be afraid of this. Just because it’s vegetarian does not mean it isn’t delicious and satisfying. Trust us. Especially when it comes to Indian food, the spice and flavor can take anything to new levels and Dosa King makes it happen with crispy and flaky pastries, really amazing semolina flour pancakes, tangy roasted cauliflower and so much more! Tap into your inner herbivore at Dosa King.
Kabob’s Indian Grill
555 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Kabob’s in downtown Minneapolis does it a little bit differently. Think of this as Indian “Blue Plate Special”. Basically, it’s $6.99 and you tell them if you are vegetarian or a meat eater, and they fill up your tray with whatever is fresh. We’re talking mounded up nice and high, spicy, intense and home cooked Indian food.
27 Century Ave
Maplewood, MN 55119
Now we’re out in Maplewood and near the headquarters of 3M is Indian Aroma. You may see so many 3M badges there at lunch you might think it’s their cafeteria. It’s very charming, homemade food that is well-spiced and delicious. Dara specifically singles out the Baigan Bahar, a Mint flavored eggplant sautéed with ginger, garlic, peppers, tomatoes and herbs. Worth seeking out for really terrific Indian Food.
Curry ‘N Noodles
Hopkins, MN 55343
Here’s one for the meat lovers. As Dara explained, you walk into Curry N Noodles and all you see are “guys chowing down on meat”. Well, we think that’s a ringing endorsement. Located on Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins, there are Indian Jalapeno Poppers, six kinds of meat on the buffet and one of Dara’s faves, Chicken 65 which is fried with so much chili on it you start to crave football and a beer. Line up boys. Indian food at Curry N Noodles is made for you!
3009 27th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
An easy number one for Dara, Gandhi Mahal gets everything fresh from local markets and it makes all the difference. It’s owned by a Bangladeshy man named Ruhel Islam and he prides himself on fresh, which is one of the things that Dara looks for in her favorite places. Look for things like yellow wax bean curries, charred eggplant and really spicy, flavorful foods from Gandhi Mahal!