A Gujarati Indian vegetarian buffet restaurant. Buffet is all-you-can-eat. Uses dairy, so vegans should inquire. July 2013 moved from 6855 Southwest Freeway. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Indian, Indo-Chinese, Buffet, Take-out
5901 Hillcroft St
Houston, Texas 77036
713-777-6900
Closed now

Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm

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  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by Speedwell
alxsrbraun
alxsrbraun
  • vegan
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+91

Really good Gujarati food

4
Posted on 03 / 05 / 2013

Food is great and staff is really knowledgeable about what is vegan and what is not!

Pros: Many vegan options, Staff knows what is vegan, Delicious
Cons: Not everything is vegan
sirhin
sirhin
  • vegetarian
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+80

Amazing - A Definite Favorite

5
Posted on 03 / 04 / 2013

I love Indian food. Not all of my friends agree, but most of them do, so we occasionally go out for some. The first time I heard of this place, I was a little hesitant at the reviews about how spicy it was (I don't do well with heat), but I ended up going not that long ago. Since then, I've been there four times and have even gotten my parents into it!

The fare is different from your normal Vegetarian Indian Cuisine and all of their items are onion and garlic-free. It also varies by the day from various curries (Saag/Palak Paneer is my favorite but they've only served it once since my first visit) to stir-fried items but they always have the same two soups - my favorite: the yoghurt soup. Sorry, I don't know the name. In fact, I can say that I'm not familiar with the names of most of the food they have there. However, they've never led me astray and I've always left happy. The place offers these circular metal plates as well as hundreds (or so it seems) of mini plates to portion out your selections. There's also a dessert/"salad" bar off to the side with little puri, various chutney, and that day's dessert.

It's spicy but it's not too spicy. The food is always fresh and delicious. The staff is amazing and what I love is that there's a man who always goes around from person to person, offering you a selection of flat breads (though they do not have naan) with one that is sweet and stuffed with dates. I LOVE THE VARIETY. I come in starving and I always leave with a food baby.

Most possibly my favorite Indian Restaurant in town. The awesome seating with the long seat cushions at your back are my favorite as well as the random Bollywood playing on the TV! The prices are a bit high at around $14 per person, but it's worth it.

Pros: delicious food and variety, friendly staff, unique and authentic atmosphere
Cons: slightly pricey
esestud
esestud
  • vegan
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+39

Best indian food in the vicinity

5
Posted on 08 / 18 / 2010

Indian cuisines have always made it perfectly clear which food items are vegetarian and which are vegan. There are no hidden ingredients, and everybody here knows what has milk or honey, and I avoid those. Great atmosphere for lunch with a group of people and lots of tasty items at the buffet.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Relatively inexpensive

desiraja
desiraja
  • vegetarian
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+11

Indian Food at its Finest

5
Posted on 07 / 18 / 2010

This place has no meat or a bar, really authentic food! hand made Indian rotis(flat tortillas) served hot and fresh. Buffet includes alot of options. I love this place and highly recommend it for lunch and dinner! Hidden Treasure, a must try place for all vegans!

Pros: Food, Service, Price
Cons: Location
shawnrineker
shawnrineker
  • non-vegetarian
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+4

A wonderful lunch!

5
Posted on 02 / 22 / 2010

My wife and I (her vegatarian, me not) made a trip up from Lake Jackson for some good food to celibrate 7 years together as man and wife. We both enjoy food yet here in texas it is a bit difficult to find good food and keep a vegatairian happy. We were wonderfully happy at Bhojan. The food was GREAT, service amazing. They are very nice people with warm smiles and patience for the curious "me".
My wife was very happy with her meal, I as a carnavor...well was talking about our next time back! You can never miss meat when food is this good and people so nice!
Five thumbs Up FROM A MEAT EATER!

Shawn

Pros: great food, smiles all around, great food
Cons: too far from Lake Jackson
RickTik
RickTik
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+10

Good food and good service

5
Posted on 11 / 21 / 2009

It's very rare to find a place in Houston that serves good food AND provide good friendly service, but Bhojan has both. And to sweeten the deal, the price is very reasonable. I am impressed by the quality of the food -- just the right amount of spice (not too heavy and not too mild).

If there is a downside to this place is that once in awhile they overdo let the incense burner upfront and if you sat near the front, it gets kind of irritating. No big deal.

Pros: excellent food, good value, friendly staff
Cons: incense burner (sometimes)
rbbielka
rbbielka
  • vegan
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+16

Marvelous

5
Posted on 11 / 06 / 2009

Marvelous all the way around.

Pros: Beautiful buffet, Friendly, Cute decor
Speedwell
Speedwell
  • vegetarian
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+27

Not your boring old Indian buffet!

5
Posted on 05 / 04 / 2008

I was getting so bored with the constant chicken tikka masala, chana dal, tandoori fare at other buffets in town (bored with Indian food? Wow) and I was so glad to hear about Bhojan.

This is the same restaurant, in the same location, as the Thali vegetarian restaurant. It is still a buffet and the food is just as good. They've redecorated a little, with a hilarious Bollywood-style silk-scarf-and-sequin theme applied lavishly right on top of the old earth-tone early 70's hotel breakfast room decor. The buffet is not as extensive as it used to be, but it was sufficient for all the guests at dinner, and definitely more than enough for my fiance and me. Once you pile your thali tray with bowls of dal and curry, basmati rice, puris, and pakoras, and accept fresh rotis from Patel, who walks around with a smile handing them out, you WILL, guaranteed, be full and happy for your $11.95 dinner (lunch is less).

Last night's fare included a variety of aggressively spiced, authentic Gujarati dishes, including a sumptuous eggplant, moong, and dumpling dish and a vegetable new to me, the finger-sized "tindora" in a dry curry sauce, that I enjoyed very much and am looking forward to having again. There was a sort of citrus-flavored sweet pudding that I thought was sweet enough to make your teeth retreat into your jaw, but my fiance had two bowls of it and wished we could make it at home.

Patel was friendly and observant, explaining things to us and making sure everything was fine (as the only non-Eastern faces in the room, we appreciated that!). We also appreciated having a full water pitcher left on the table, though American diners used to ice water will want more ice. A large party was in a room to the side where we could see them, but their laughter and talking was pleasantly muted to where we could enjoy the sound of others enjoying themselves without being bothered by it.

We recommend bringing non-vegetarian guests here if they enjoy curry and want true, authentic, homemade-style food. The people of Gujarat are mostly vegetarians, so you are not dealing with the awkward workarounds some vegetarian restaurants exhibit. This is real food, plenty of it, and some of the best cooking in town.

Pros: One of the best buffets in town, All-you-can-eat, Great service
Cons: No labels on the buffet dishes, Not enough close parking, Less variety than I expected

 

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