Indian Buffets in Long Island

October 06, 2018 When we moved to Long Island 17 years back, there were just three or four Indian restaurants serving North Indian curries and lunch buffets on Broadway and the nearby Old Country Road in Hicksville.

In the years since, there's been an explosion in Indian restaurants in Long Island. We've seen so many restaurants come and go in Hcksville alone over the years.

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An Indian Lunch Buffet Counter

Despite the churn, Hicksville still boasts over a dozen Indian restaurants offering North Indian, Gujarati, Indian-Chinese, South Indian and Chettinad curries.

Most of the Indian restaurants are located on Broadway or adjacent streets like Woodbury Road, Old Country Road or Marie St of Hicksville.

With the exception of a few that offer lunch specials like Rasraj, Raj Bhog and Bengali Sweets, the majority of Indian restaurants in Long Island offer all-you-can-eat buffet for lunch and a la carte menu for dinner.

Indian Buffets - Ideal Choice

Whether you are an avid lover of Indian food or trying it for the first time, your ideal meal choice at an Indian restaurant is the Buffet.

If you love your wallet, as a rule shun a la carte meals at Long Island Indian restaurants especially for dinner.

A la carte prices at Indian restaurants in Long Island are ridiculously high, quality inconsistent, serving size small and service sometimes below par.

Ordering a la carte at Indian restaurants is poor value for money.

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Mysore Masala Dosa, Chutneys, Sambar

In our view, Indian restaurants provide value for money only with lunch buffets.

Long Island Indian buffets usually include a combination of vegetarian and meat curries, Naan bread, rice, appetizers like Pakora, Mirchi Bajji, Idly and Samosa, Tandoori Chicken and desserts (usually Rice Kheer, Gulab Jamun or Gajar Halwa).

And lunch buffet at some South Indian vegetarian restaurants come with Masala Dosa or Uttappam as well.

Buffet meals during weekdays are a bit cheaper compared to the weekends.

Here's a short list of Indian restaurants in Long Island offering Lunch and/or Dinner Buffet:

  • Diwan
    415 S. Broadway
    Hicksville, NY 11801
    Weekdays - $8.95 11:30AM-3:30PM
    Weekends - $9.95 11:30AM-4PM

  • Madras Woodlands
    1627 Hillside Avenue
    New Hyde Park, NY 11040
    Weekends - $9.95 12PM-3:30PM

  • Chennai Dosas
    128 Broadway
    Hicksville, NY 11801
    Mon-Fri - $8.99 11:30AM-3:30PM
    Sat & Sun - $9.95 11:30AM-4PM

  • Namaste
    526 Commack Rd
    Deer Park, NY 11729
    Lunch Buffet
    Weekdays - $9.99 11:30AM-3:30PM
    Weekends- $10.99 11:30AM-3:30PM
    Dinner Buffet
    Weekdays - $14.99 4:30PM-10PM
    Weekends- $15.99 4:30PM-10PM
  • Kiran Palace
    67 E Old Country Road
    Hicksville, NY 11801
    Weekdays - $7.95 11:30AM-3PM
    Weekends - $9 11:30AM-3PM

  • Bukhara Grill
    70 Broadway
    Hicksville, NY 11801
    Mon-Fri - $7.99 11:30AM-3PM
    Sat & Sun- $9.99 11:30AM-3PM

  • New Chilli & Curry
    106 Woodbury Road
    Hicksville, NY 11801
    Tues-Fri - $8.95 11:30AM-3PM

  • Mirchi
    407 S Broadway
    Hicksville, NY 11801

  • Other NYC Indian Buffets
    Lexington Avenue NYC Indian Buffet
    Jackson Heights Indian Buffet

    Other NYC Indian/Pakistani Restaurants

    Bengali Sweet Shop Sweets
    Bengali Sweet Shop Thali
    Chennai Dosas
    House of Dosas
    Madras Woodlands
    New Chilli & Curry
    New Hot Breads
    Rasraj Food
    Rasraj Sweets
    Royal Tangra Masala
    Taste of Madras
    NYC Indian Restaurants
    Queens Indian Food

    Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any changes in buffet prices or timings. Please call the restaurant to find out any changes.