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Favorite Area Buffet?
« on: November 15, 2008, 01:47:54 PM »
Which buffet is your favorite?  Any kind of food..  I love going to buffets by myself, because you get your food instantly, and can try a variety of dishes.  So far, I've only been to the Maharaja buffet around here (vegetarian Indian), and it's very good.

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 03:03:35 PM »
whoa, what a question!
that's like picking your favorite child.

I am interested in hearing the responses....

so far, i like raja sweets and al naimet

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008, 05:59:52 AM »
so far, i like raja sweets and al naimet

When and where does Raja have a buffet? I went inside only once to pay for a cassette I saw displayed outside. The place was so tiny, and so much of it was devoted to sweets and audio/video, that I can’t imagine where the buffet would be. My favorites in the South and Central Asian department are Nanking Express on weekends, al-Naimat and Indian Taj every other day. Jackson Diner is very good but certainly not the best. I tried Mehfil, and I wasn’t particularly impressed. I returned to Delhi Palace, and I disliked it enough I doubt I’ll return (at least not for the buffet).

In the East Asian department, the Top-of-the-World buffet in Woodside is okay but not better than the ones I used to frequent in the Bronx. That said, it is far better than the one in Long Island City near Stop and Shop. East in Elmhurst is probably the best, but its prices and atmosphere have prevented me from trying it yet because I idiotically feel like I need an occasion (more than simply “It’s carbohydrate day!”). Any all-you-can-eat Chinese-style buffets in Jackson Heights proper?
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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008, 10:57:23 AM »
Wow, great info..  I was wondering about Top of the World, because I've been walking to 61st to take the 7 Express train in the mornings and I pass it.

Sounds like there is a consensus on al naimet, so I think I'll try that first.  Where is it?

As far as I know, no Chinese buffets in JH, but I have off from work for the next 2 weeks and plan to walk around everywhere, so I'll keep an eye out for one.  If not that, at least nearby.

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008, 03:22:59 PM »
raja, the one with the cassettes on the corner, they have an AYCE, but not a proper buffet. you just go up to the people serving teh food and like oliver twist you say 'can I have some more???'
they are really nice actualy. very motherly. and all vegetarian so don't worry about those carbs.

al naimet is right across from commerce now TD waterhouse bank. it looks like a sweet shop, but go further backwards and you will find the buffet.

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 03:33:49 PM »
raja, the one with the cassettes on the corner, they have an AYCE, but not a proper buffet. you just go up to the people serving teh food and like oliver twist you say 'can I have some more???'
they are really nice actualy. very motherly. and all vegetarian so don't worry about those carbs.

al naimet is right across from commerce now TD waterhouse bank. it looks like a sweet shop, but go further backwards and you will find the buffet.

So, at Raja, do you order a specific dish, and then they'll give you as much as you'd like?  Or do you try a variety of things?  Is it on the menu or is there a sign, or did you just find out about it?

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2008, 05:13:47 PM »
http://www.yelp.com/biz/raja-sweets-and-fast-food-jackson-heights#hrid:JIpNeIPpOy52EnEYuNuBvw/query:raja sweets

they have about 8 selections under the glass on their side and you tell them what you'd like. it's sooo homestyle.
try whatever you want, just point.

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2008, 06:05:55 PM »
Indian Taj on 74st is my fav buffet and fav Indian restaurant. I like it better than others that I feel are overrated like Jackson Diner.

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2008, 10:24:45 PM »
I second Indian Taj.  It's been a longstanding favorite for me and my husband.  The new places that opened up- Mehfil and Thakali Kitchen, are also good, but in different ways.  I love having the variety here!

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2008, 10:43:50 AM »
The Himalayan Yak weekend buffet lunch for $10 is my favorite right now. There's rice with about 6 dishes (chicken, veggies, goat), naan, tea and dessert. I got to try butter tea for the first time at their buffet. The naan is heavenly.

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008, 11:05:59 AM »
woaohh, i didnt konw they had that. gotta go !

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2008, 01:12:37 PM »
I passed by Yak's buffet today - It looked really good! it seemed more like indian style, i basically recognized everything. ehh, almost.
the biryani rice looked great and they had chilly pork which looked like it diddnt belong on a buffet. and they had a big tray full of those fried cheese balls soaked in sugar water - my fav.

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2008, 03:09:38 PM »
I know many of the indian restaurants do a lunch buffet, but does anyone know of one that has a dinner buffet?  I wouldn't get there until after 5pm.

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2008, 07:52:46 PM »
I know many of the indian restaurants do a lunch buffet, but does anyone know of one that has a dinner buffet?  I wouldn't get there until after 5pm.

This is one of my biggest neighborhood peeves. So far as I know, only three South Asian restaurants have a self-service, all-one-can-eat buffet at all times: Indian Taj, Maharaja and al-Naimat. (We used to have at least four, but Ashoka closed, and its replacement Thakali Kitchen now only has a weekend lunch buffet, which pales in comparison to their standard menu.)
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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 03:01:44 AM »
I really miss Ashoka. :(

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Re: Favorite Area Buffet?
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