I love Indian food and this place is my favorite place in Houston. Perhaps it's because of the good deals - I go for the buffet - or the fact that it seems to always be full of locals and people like me alike. Either way, I always make a monthly pilgrimage back for my Indian fix.
What I love about the place is that they make your naan piping hot (they'll call it out and you pick it up at the counter where you paid first) and you get a large selection of food on the buffet. There's your salad bar with chutney (among other things) as well as two kinds of rice (regular basmati and a seasoned rice) and countless curries - including my favorites, anything with paneer in it. A plus is that the items are labeled with which is cooked with onion and garlic. However, beware, for if you do get the items that have that "contains onion and garlic" sign, there's going to be a lot of onion in it. If you love onion, go for it! I can't deal with very spicy foods very well, so I love that yellow sweet grain stuff (I really should remember what it's called) and the jalebi between bites. They have self-serve water and though the staff isn't too friendly from the start, they're definitely helpful when you ask for it and I hold nothing against them.
The place isn't the cleanest but that's fine - I didn't go for that, I come for the food. What really makes this place a solid favorite is their amazing dessert display. Without fail, after my stomach's been filled, I always get a small box of Indian sweets to take home and savor for the rest of the week.
Updated from previous review on Monday May 21, 2012
Cons: isn't the cleanest