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Review: I absolutely love this restaurant. I have been coming here for many years and although the price has gone up a little in that time, the food is still just as delicious and filling as ever. Most people will get the buffet, now $12.90, which includes a plate of rice and dahl, vegetable curry (which changes each day), kofta balls with tomato chutney/sauce, fresh garden salad and dressing, and a pappadum. Plus a lemon, mint and ginger cooler which is deliciously refreshing, and halava and custard for dessert. They have other options such as just buying one curry and rice for $6, and other individual options including lasagne and samosas. Takeaway options are also available. The halava and custard is not vegan alas but the main is, minus their traditional yoghurt salad dressing. On my last visit I was pleased to discover they had a new vegan dressing! When ordering simply say a 'vegan buffet please' and they will know what to give you =). I hope that they will add a vegan dessert option to their menu. It is a buffet so you are of course welcome to go back for more or ask for extra while they're filling up your plate but the food is so filling you probably won't need to. I'm usually full about halfway through but the food is so good I have to keep eating. The food has a unique and delicious taste that you will find nowhere else and just smelling it upon entering Govinda's makes my mouth water. It's always fresh and tastes a little different each time depending on the mix of vegetables and spices, and perhaps who is making it that day ;) The cooler may tickle your throat when they're a little generous with the ginger but usually it's perfect. The staff is always friendly. I suggest going early or late if you want to avoid the lunch rush. I find I'm always quite sleepy after eating here so allow some time to simply sit back and pat your satisfied stomach =).