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Review: I tried lunch at both the upstairs fine-dining restaurant, and the downstairs inexpensive 'riverside cafe'. They were both great in different ways. The upstairs restaurant is truly exquisite, with beautiful Hindu wooden carvings, paintings and other ornaments. The buffet is fantastic, with a dozen choices of delectable, freshly-made and authentic Indian cuisine. The workers are friendly and attentive. However, you do pay for this magic - the buffet is RM 16. At lunch they also have some set meals (RM 8-12) and many drinks. For dinner there is a full a la carte menu. Downstairs, the atmosphere is simple and unpretentious. There are four or five options in the buffet, and you 'pay as you wish' - the recommendation is RM 2-6. The food is good too. You feel a bit like you're in the car park, and the 'river' isn't very appealing, but hey, if we're serious about changing the world, we need cheap vegetarian food for the common people too! Both upstairs and downstairs the majority of the buffet was vegan ('no milk, no cheese, no ghee'), but you do need to ask the workers to point out which dishes contain dairy (which they were happy to do). Also, there was no mock-meat either upstairs or downstairs, which was a welcome change (in KL most veg*n restaurants - including Indian - use a lot of mock meats).