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“Very Disappointed”
Review of India Grill

India Grill
Ranked #206 of 1 868 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be India Grill and it was excellent. The folks who run this restaurant/grocery have operated several Indian food restaurants in Albuquerque over the years, and we have always thought their food was the best in town. When they opened in this location a few years ago they started out as a “traditional” Indian restaurant, with a daily lunch buffet and menu ordering for lunch or dinner. We ate in this new location once for dinner and the food was excellent. Then, they closed for many months while they remodeled and converted most of the space into an Indian grocery. They still have the daily lunch buffet and a more limited menu, but only a few small tables for eating, very cheaply decorated. The nice décor and pleasant atmosphere is gone; now you are essentially eating in a cramped space in a grocery store. The buffet was OK, but really a disappointment compared to the variety and quality they used to offer. The Tandoori chicken was pretty good but everything else on the buffest was just average. At least they make good Kheer. I would love to see these folks get back into the restaurant business for real and give up on the grocery.

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Thank gypsyuno
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This is no longer India Grill and based on online city information is a different entity, The name is IndianThere is no longer a dining room but only a small area of square tables and banquet seating without tablecloths. Paper napkins and cheap utensils.The menu is limited and fixed price, no longer is there an unlimited buffet. Semi-Self service with an order and pickup counter where you make choices from a limited group of foods and a server dishes them out on a plastic cafeteria-style into a multi-compartment tray you carry to your table.

The quality of the food is at a cafeteria level as well, unlike the former restaurant, much lower quality and choices. At the time of this visit, the restaurant no longer had a liquor license.

Generally, I can not recommend this new restaurant for vegetarian eating at the former India Grill location.

This is now "Indian Food and Grocery", with the emphasis on grocery, the vast majority of the space is retail Indian grocery items and food service is deemphasized. The closest Indian buffet is Saffron Tiger off of Paseo if you are looking for a full buffet, I still recommend them as the go-to Indian food buffet in the immediate area.

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Thank J V
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This was the best Indian food in Albuquerque, but no longer. Its focus now is on buffet food and grocery. And the buffet food is not as good as before.

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Thank CrystallinePhoenix
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

India Grill got a makeover this Fall and it is now Indian Grocery and Food consisting of a buffet, 10 tables, and 3 aisles of Indian groceries. I miss the old India Grill but the new place is growing on me. We went for lunch a few weeks ago after a long hike (as in, hungry). Five minutes after parking we were seated at a table with giant plates (actually plastic trays) of saag paneer, aloo gobi, and rice from the buffet ($5.99). Moments later, fresh naan was brought to our table. Very satisfying. Tonight we tried the buffet as carry out, with a few meat eaters who were happy with the 3 entree choices ($7.99). The only drawback is that you can’t ask for heat to be added, and since it’s a buffet, most of the entrees are mild. The ambiance is different too. Gone are the cloth napkins and pink decor. Now it’s dinette style with tables among the groceries. But the atmosphere is that of a neighborhood hang out, which I like. And on the way out, you can pick up fresh curry leaves for your own Indian cooking.

Thank Picky2traveler
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Probably the best Indian food town. We can get a coupon in the mail for a few bucks off.

I would recommend this place.

Thank Ash L
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