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by MarkUser

Review: This place is pretty amazing and very unique for the area. The location is really out of the way and it's unfortunate they moved from where they used to be (near downtown and so much easier to get to). If you live up River Rd. then this doesn't apply of course. The Salad Bar is an easy 10 out of 10, the tofu dill & the ginger miso are the best salad dressings you will ever taste imho. I don't like salad and never have, weird for a vegan to say I know, but the salad bar here makes my mouth water. The Homemade bread especially the carob buckwheat is an easy 10 as well. The soup is bland and under spiced, with way too many beans in every one of the soups. The actual indian-vegan items are really tasteless, the main course is almost always as bland as can be. This is pretty indicative of the usual indian vegan cuisine but it doesn't have to be. I know this guy knows how to spice stuff so why the blandness on the main items? Maybe he want's people to eat less of the main course items I don't know. I was also kind of disappointed to see a sign on the main items saying please take 1 or 2 tiny squares only, is this a buffet or not? The enchiladas aren't all that anyway so don't flatter yourself man. All that being said, do yourself a favor and give the whole buffet a shot but you will definitely come back for the salad bar itself. They need to sell the dressing in stores so I can actually enjoy a salad at home. I'm giving this place 5 stars just because of the salad bar and the bread. You can get just the salad bar & bread for 5.50 which is a steal for all you can eat and the quality of the veggies/dressing/bread.

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