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Indian Taj - Greenwich Village

Lycos Travel
A Taste of India, located on Bleeker Street in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village, offers traditional Indian cuisine at moderate prices. Their menu includes meat and vegetarian snacks and platters, as well as vegetarian, poultry, meat and fish entrees. Dinners are served in single portions, or for two to share. They also offer an assortment of Indian teas, desserts and drinks.
TimeOut, Eating and Drinking 2005
Nearly every inch of the front window is covered with yellow newspaper clippings extolling Indian Taj's virtues.  The food is reliably good, and there's a 16-dish buffet offered daily from noon to 4pm.  A meal here won't inspire you to dance naked down Bleeker street but it will give you a decent curry fuel-up.


Indian Taj - Jackson Heights

What's the best Indian buffet in Jackson Heights? Of the four, Indian Taj offers the most sumptuous of the all-u-can-eat lunches, at the usual bargain price of $5.95, then outdoes itself by providing dinner at only a dollar more. Highlights include a stark-red vegetarian biryani, mattar paneer that actually contains large quantities of homemade cheese, the yogurt-sauced vegetable fritters of kadi pakora, and a powerfully flavored goat curry (most buffets offer chicken, but no meat). There's also a chat stand where fried noodles called papri can be festooned with various condiments, including homemade carrot chutney.
The heated competition of Jackson Heights's bustling Indian enclave makes it a compulsory bargain-buffet destination. A couple doors down from the bigger, better-known Jackson Diner, this plucky David undercuts the ballyhooed Goliath by a buck, charging $6.95 (weekday lunch) for its all-you-can-eat feast of golden-battered vegetable pakora, mixed grill, savory goat curry, a surpassingly rich chicken mekhani (the house specialty), and a lineup of vegetables that have been cooked into fragrant, spicy submission. Remember: No doggie bags and no sharing.
AOL Cityguide
Head over to Indian Taj to take advantage of the mammoth 15-course buffet. This all-you-can-eat extravaganza separates the strong from the meek, and serves as a coming-of-age initiation for many a Queens native.


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