• Tower Restaurant

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Authentic South Indian idli sambar, dosas, and more. Call before you go. Open Mon 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm, Wed-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am-3:30pm, Sat 5:30pm-10:00pm, Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm.

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9 Reviews

First Review by jaelee


Points +11

Mostly Veg
19 Jun 2022

Lots of vegan options

Really enjoyed our meals, and how the menu made it easy to pick vegan options by putting an icon beside them. For some reason they only served bottled water and a couple sodas in cans which was odd for a sit down restaurant. But the food was delicious so we'll be going back.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Menu has icons to clearly label vegan dishes, Delicious

Cons: Bottled water and cans of soda



Points +196

23 Mar 2022

Not vegan friendly!

Staff is unsure of what dishes contain dairy. Definitely watch out here

Pros: Fully vegetarian


Points +24

20 Aug 2017

Vegan Options Hard to find

When I was vegetarian, years ago, I loved this place. I have been since becoming vegan and do not go back often. The menu isn't labeled with what is vegan and the staff doesn't always provide the same information. I have been able to get some food items, after discussion with the chef and who I think was the manager. As a vegetarian place, it would be nice to see more vegan options.

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-20

Pros: It is all vegetarian

Cons: They don't label vegan on their menu, Little to no items on buffet are vegan, Staff is not fully informed

The Vegan Chemist

Points +192

08 Aug 2017

Not terribly vegan friendly

And if they were vegan friendly, their staff would be trained on what "vegan" means or find out from someone who does know. I have been there a total of 3 times. I was told that some things were vegan the first time I tried it. Then the second time, I was told some of those things were not vegan. By the way, this is the same server both times. The second time I went, I was told the chana masala was not vegan. Then I was told in a vegan Facebook group that the server was wrong. The third time I went, I believe a different server informed me that only 3 or 4 dishes could be made vegan.

I love that it's all vegetarian and the staff is very friendly. While I'm not rushing to go out there again (I can find other Indian places that aren't vegetarian but have a better understanding of what vegan is), I would go again. But it might be more helpful to go during a Vegan Meetup or with someone who frequents there to make sure what you are eating is definitely vegan.

Pros: vegetarian (thus lots of veggie options), friendly, reasonable prices

Cons: some staff unsure of what is vegan, vegan stuff is not labeled, lack of transparency in their ingredients

David OMahony

Points +158

29 Nov 2016

Incredibly tasty, reasonably priced, not oily

This is healthy, tasty authentic veggie Indian food at its best

Pros: 100% veggie, tasty - wide variety in the buffet and menu, fair price

Cons: none


Points +26

28 Jun 2016

Excellent sambar!

I love their lunch buffet. Very fresh, with new dishes brought out to replenish as enthusiastic diners consume the initial offerings very quickly. Always a brisk paced crowd enjoying the food.

I have visited on consecutive weekdays, and was surprised to see completely different dishes, all excellent and flavorful.

Pros: Great lunch buffet, Spicy and flavorful

Elijah Pendergraft

Points +42

16 Apr 2013

Great Discovery!

If you are vegetarian than this is the Indian restaurant for you! Great savory stews and curries. Extensive menu and very tasty!

Pros: Extensive Menu, Many native Indians dine there, very fresh

Veggie treat

Points +13

03 May 2012

Excellent food

With the new management Tower is getting a better look. The food as usual is excellent . New paint, new furniture , new items in the menu.....I have just one thing to say Excellent !!!!!!

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff, Good value


Points +25

31 Oct 2007

Greatest Indian Food in the Raleigh area

An unordinary menu. The all you can eat buffet on weekends is a must.

Pros: Excellent Food, Healthy Cuisine, All vegetarian

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