• Turmerican Vegetarian Cuisine

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  • White Vegetarian
Fast food

Vegetarian restaurant offering primarily South Indian food and chaats along with some stir fried noodle and rice dishes, and veggie burgers. Est. 2014. Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm. Closed Mon.

20 Reviews

First Review by ShunsukeSato


Points +42

29 Apr 2023

Wasted my $ here.

I ordered an overpriced Mirchi ka salan with brown rice from their extensive menu. I wonder how many of the menu items the Mexican chefs know how to prepare.

They gave me white rice and the Mirchi ka salan consisted of about one pepper in a bowl of bland unappetizing tan colored gravy.

I've ordered this dish many times before at different indian restaurants and I haven't been disappointed until turmerican. Also I pointed out to the server that I ordered brown rice. She took the white rice back and I waited about 20 minutes for brown rice but it didn't come so I left.

I was really disgusted with this place and I won't be returning. I liked the food when they first opened. Something has changed over there.



Points +241

06 Jul 2022

Extremely sweet/salty food.

I was surprised with my experience, given the overwhelmingly positive reviews on here. I ordered the vegan lunch combo and a mango lassi. Lunch combo was extremely hit or miss. Most items were either way too sweet or way too salty. Dessert was inedible, and the salad tasted sweet for some reason? Some of the “side dishes” were just plain apples or quinoa. The lassi was probably the best thing of the bunch, and even that tasted overly sweet. Flavors were muted and food was pricy for what I got. Would probably not return.

Pros: Lots of vegan options.

Cons: Overly sweet/salty dishes.


Points +333

26 Mar 2022

So accommodating!

Amazing food and very accommodating to any allergy requests! Dosa is a must order


Points +86

07 Feb 2022

Amazing Indian vegan options

Love this place! My favorite dishes are the tofu fried noodles, tofu tikka masala, and cauliflower manchurian (this dish is pretty spicy though so keep that in mind!). Just specify vegan when ordering and they are happy to accommodate. They also can make a vegan mango lassi which is delicious and not very common to find at Indian restaurants.


Points +16

14 Sep 2021

Great, tasty, healthy vegetarian food. Always made fresh. Must try.

Love this place. Lot of variety. Not to be missed if you’re in the Detroit area.

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-14

Pros: Spice and oil levels can be modified , Best restaurant for vegetarians


Points +2929

15 Jul 2021

Huge menu, great flavors

All vegetarian, with tons of vegan options! Everything tasted excellent!

Cons: Menu boards don't have vegan indicators


Points +34

16 Jun 2021

Good vegan options!

I give them a lot of credit for having lots of vegan options, including a vegan mango lassi. The food tasted pretty good too! That said, the silverware wasn’t super clean and the employees spoke on the phone while serving us, so the experience overall was mediocre.


Points +97

22 Mar 2021

Amazing! If you like Indian food, you will be thoroughly happy.

We went here after hiking. There's so many vegan options on the physical menu, make sure to ask for it because the big screen menu doesn't have the symbols.

We got the Vegan Platter, Veggie Uthappam, Mushroom Bhuna, and the Vegan Payasam dessert. All of it was so delicious. This place is an absolutely must try if you like Indian food.

For all this food, we spent $40 between 2 people, and we had left overs for another meal


Points +645

16 Feb 2021

Nice option

I ordered some food for Christmas table. You can order without the spices if you want, or apart.
They explain you what the plate is about if you don’t know. We just pickup so I don’t know how it to dine in.
My only personal issue is I’m not used to oil when cooking, so I’ve noticed that, but that’s personal.
I will share pictures. ❤️

Pros: Veggie options , Vegan options , Very kind people


Points +100

04 Sep 2020


We have been waiting for them to reopen. Never disappoints.


Points +26

07 Nov 2019

Great variety, delicious food

This is an awesome place to stop for lunch in the area. The buffet options are all labeled if they are vegan or not. Most of the items are vegan. All very tasty. The only con about the place is that it could have a better atmosphere, but that is definitely not a deal breaker.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Very tasty, Well-labeled(vegan vs vegetarian)

Cons: Could have better atmosphere.


Points +1734

03 Nov 2019

My favorite vegan options Indian place in Michigan

Try the masala dosa and the gobi 65.
Also the spicy vegetable soup is great (can't remember the name, sorry)


Points +52

10 Jun 2019

Great lunch buffet

We live the lunch buffet.

Pros: Vegan options clearly marked


Points +61

28 May 2019

Very Good!

Great gluten free and vegan options!

Pros: Lots of vegan options (especially in lunch buffet, Lots of GF foood, Super nice staff


Points +41

14 Mar 2019

Excellent Vegetarian / Vegan Food

I was quite pleased with the dishes that were available. Even though the restaurant is classified as vegetarian rather than vegan, most if not all of the dishes that I tried appeared to be vegan. I have visited the restaurant twice; each time I ordered the buffet that is available during lunch, so I was able to sample quite a few things. Please note that the restaurant is closed for a couple of hours between lunch and dinner and is closed Mondays.

Pros: Delicious Food, Affordable, Buffet option at lunch

Cons: Closed in the late afternoon between lunch & dinne, Closed Mondays


Points +21

03 Oct 2016

Delicious, Spicy Indian Food!

I ordered the vegan platter and it was amazing. Several different dishes and way more food than I could eat! Definitely one of our new favorite spots now.


Points +53

06 Dec 2015


I had dinner here for the first time tonight. I got the vegan platter. The platter came with several curries, sauces and naan and rice and dessert. Everything was delicious!! I would definitely recommend this place to vegetarians and non-vegetarians.


Points +20

19 Apr 2015

Amazing indian food!

This is my favorite vegan food in Novi! With so many food sensitivities it's hard for me to eat out but at Turmerican this is not an issue! They can easily modify almost any menu item to suit all diet restrictions as well as spice levels! Just call ahead of time and you will be well accommodated. I went with my non-veg (meat loving) family who all thoroughly enjoyed their meals and constantly crave more! I had the Idli-Vada combo that came with sambar(soup) and chutney, I also got a bowl of the Mulligatawny, all were delicious and the spice was perfect. My family all three got the Ginger Garlic Gobi and loved every bite! The owners of this restaurant are super friendly and helpful. If you have any questions just call ahead or send them an email, ask for Jay! good prices as well and lunch buffet everyday.
Definitely a go to place of Novi!

Pros: Delicious, fresh, has lunch buffet, Friendly staff, helpful, clean, Cheap

Sophie Nolan

Points +13

17 Jan 2015

Turmerican Vegetarian Cuisine

I was so excited to find this place. The food was fresh and delicious and the staff was welcoming. Can't believe there is a place like this in Novi. I loved the buffet.

Pros: Fresh buffet


Points +16

24 Oct 2014

I was bowled over!

The staff was very attentive to my vegan needs. The manager even came out to see how everything was. Almost all selections are marked with either a * for vegan and a D for dairy. Fortunately, no meat is served here. The vegan platter consisted of 1 serving of soup, 2 chappatis, 1 serving of rice, 1 serving of dhal, 2 sabjis, and a vegan dessert that had lentil in it. The only drawback for some is the the platter is $7.99. However, the taste of the food and amount and variety of dishes served are well worth the money paid.

Pros: Very attentive staff, Increasing number of vegan selections, Convenient location

Cons: May be a little pricey for some people

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