Respond to Review of Curry Queen Indian Cuisine
by Stefan Daystrom
Review: First of all, it's not exactly where the map shows it is. Clifton Hill is the extension of Center St south of Victoria, and Curry Queen is actually on Oneida Lane just north (left as you come down the hill, right if you're coming up the hill) from Clifton Hill / Center St. I hadn't had lunch, and was easing an early dinner, so I was hungry, and went for the buffet after verifying that there were several (5) vegetarian dishes plus a rice pilaf and naan, as well as salad and dessert stuff. Some of the buffet dishes were a little on the spicy side, but none had a lasting "hot" effect on my tongue (like spicy Indian dishes at some other restaurants do). Among the buffet dishes, the daal was particularly delicious. The naan was very delicious, not at all the minimal generic Indian bread that it all too often is. The salad was just ok (but salads are not what Indian restaurants are known for after all). I filled myself up on the main dishes and didn't try any of the deserts. The buffet at dinnertime was CAD$13.99, plus they added a $1.40 gratuity (as well as tax) to the bill, bringing it to CAD$17.21 total. (I saw no sign with buffet price and wasn't told up front, but then I didn't ask either.) It seems quite reasonable for an all-you-can eat buffet with plenty of vegetarian choices, and if you're hungry it's definitely going to be less expensive than the other vegetarian-friendly Indian restaurant a block up the hill. I would go back again if I were in the area again.