5815 Windward Pkwy # 200, Alpharetta, GA | Directions 3000534.093847 -84.241434
Lunch: Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 2:30 pm; Sat - Sun, 11:30am - 3pm Dinner: Mon - Thu, 5:30pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sun, 5:30pm - 10pm
We visited Sri Krishna Villas on a Thursday for dinner. The person I was with had never had Indian food before, so I stuck with what I figured they probably did well:
Samosas (a little dry but still edible)
Chicken Tikka Masala (great)
and Lamb Korma (I think?) (great)
of course with the requisite naan and rice.
I was pleasantly surprised with the food. It was really good!
The restaurant itself was nice, and they played Bollywood movies on a flat screen which added a nice touch. :) The waiters were cordial and attentive... and it wasn't very expensive. We will definitely be back.
The only downside is that during our meal it started hailing (golf ball sized!). Fun stuff for a first date... maybe it means we'll have good luck in the future??
Went to the Yelp! Cubicle Dwellers confab @ lunch today. I was first to arrive, Stacy G. and wife soon after. Restaurant staff were very polite and helpful. My gastric bypass and I had a fight about which of the tempting dishes on the (large) buffet I was to ladle onto my plate. Ended up with Butter Chicken, Naan, Vindaloo, Tikka Masala, and a couple more. I am not a major Indian food connoisseur, but I do know what I like. I like this restaurant very much! It's spacious and well-decorated, and the variety on the buffet is outstanding. not one of those "6 items on a steam table make a buffet" deals! I vote that we all come back here again when the weather is cooler and that more Yelpers show up so that we on the northern fringe can meet ya'll!
Probably my favorite Indian buffet - the offering varies a bit from day to day. Since I was frequently in the same center for meetings this would be the place to go while there. They haven't done the wonderful hot banana and pepper chips that I got there the first time but I'm hopeful to land on a day when it's available - it's a dish I'd never had before and I went back for seconds. Otherwise the food is good and moderate to hot with a decent expected selection of both vegetarian and meaty fare. It can get a bit noisy - go early as the line starts to form. The big screen and Indian music videos can be a bit distracting but does add a bit of "flava" to the place. In all I've had a good experience every time I've eaten there and plan to eat there again as opportunity presents.
This place opened a few weeks ago in the new strip mall at Windward and North Point. They used to have a location near State Bridge and Jones Bridge. I've eaten at this old location a few times over the years, and was impressed with the food. Problem there was their space was nasty. Old building, nasty floors and walls. The place smelled like mold. Just not a great experience.
But this new location is beautiful. Nice hardwood floors, big screen TVs showing Bollywood movies, long buffet with a good selection. They serve fresh breads including naan that are wonderful. Some friends mentioned that they have samosas on the buffet but I didn't see any on this visit. The selection is above average for this area (with the possible exception of Minerva on Fridays). A few chicken and goat dishes, and a wide variety of veg options. I enjoyed the fried pepper poppers. Think Jalapeno poppers, Indian style. Yummy.
I ended my meal with the gulab jamun dessert. Oh my. Nice, soft yet firm balls, filled with a warm sweet juice. Oh yes. Oh oh, give me another please! Can't get enough of those warm sweet balls!
Overall, I think SKV is a hit. They have their lunch buffet priced a dollar or so higher than the going rate for Indian buffets in town (which I think was around $9.50). Probably worth it though.
It's been 15 hours since I dined at this restaurant and I'm still dreaming about the following things:
1. Vegetable Khorma
3. Chicken Tikka in Clay Pot
Side note ** I discovered this restaurant about 6 months ago and have been back twice and ordered take out once. I love Indian but I don't know of many good restaurants, so i pretty much only have my taste buds to trust. I always thought the food was good, but wasn't really sure how it stacked up to other restaurants. However, tonight I went with a friend that has visited a variety of Indian restauranta in Atlanta, so I was really pleased to hear that she also enjoyed her dining experience!
Ok, now back to tthe food. They have a great menu with a million items to choose from. Like I said I had eaten there twice already and noticed others ordering this dish that was presented on a sizzling plate. I definately wanted to try this and was informed it is their tandoori dishes presented on a clay pot. I never had tandoori before so I was so excited to try this. I was not dissapointed at all! The chicken was extremely tender and all the spices were not too hot and tasted amazing with the cilantro and squeezed lemon. I almost felt like I was eating Spanish with this dish! Not sure if that's a good thing or not, but regardless, it was delicious!!! The Vegetable Khorma is item #1 under vegetables, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this dish! The sauce is sweet and the vegetables are cooked wonderfully. It's so tasty slopping of the sauce with your naan. My only complaint is that I felt they could have added a larger quantity of vegetables- but overall the food was excellent! Service was a little slow but I didn't mind because of the company I was with and the food I ate.
On previous visits I've ordered their Channa Masala, Palak Paneer and Chicken Tikki Masala and loved these dishes as well.
Couple of side notes -
1. They don't have an extensive wine list at all - basically they offer red or white.
2. If you're not that familiar with Indian food and their spices then I would recommend taking a Zantacs about 30 minutes before you eat to prevent any heart burn. That may sound wierd, but seriously it always helps me and made my post dining movie experience relaxing and stree-free! =)
3. Their decor and cleanliness is top rate. Floors are so clean I literally almost slipped on them three times!
Happy to say after dinner, I glided out the door (slippery floors) with a full belly and ready to watch Slumdog Millionaire (which was an amazing movie)!!!
So, after my somewhat disappointing trip to Dutch Monkey doughnuts, I spent some time at the Dawsonville outlets and on the way back to Atlanta, remembered that i'd been meaning to try Sri Krishna Vilas.
Thanks Sri Krishna, for not making me feel like the drive up to Exit "I lost track 4 exits ago" was not a complete waste.
Buffet for $11.99 and it was spot the heck on. Pretty darn massive as compared to anywhere else. Cafe Bombay? Not nearly as big. Lahore? Nope. Madras Grill? Forget about it.
Selection was vast. Everything from uttapams, to vegetarian, to seafood dishes. Large selection of breads too. There's gonna be something for everyone, regardless of diet. Owners were also super friendly and attentive. They had a ton of "things that go with other things" that they offered to explain and bestow knowledge upon us. Nice folks.
Highlights of the meal were the spinach paneer and the curry fish. there was a ton of good stuff and I forgot half of what I ate since there was so much of it. Anyway. Most likely the best Indian buffet I've had so far. Bam. I said it.
Yeah, i'd go here a lot more often if it wasn't so far away. I'll still probably make the occasional trip. Yeah, I know it's right down the street from where I work, but if you know me, you know how I roll during the week.
I tried this place last Sunday and was pleasantly surprised @ how good all the food was. Wife indulged in the Chicken Tandoor, I devoured the chicken something or another Biryani, and a friend of ours enjoyed the Chicken Marsala, Masala...something like that. Anyway, her dish seemed to be the tastiest w/ just the right amount everything. Excellent price for amount of food and quality.
I am not usually a fan of any place with a buffet, but they do a good job here. I happened on this place because it's right across the street from a hotel I am at and we were running late.
Located in a strip center , i walked in and was surprised at how tasteful the decor was, that and I was the only non Indian in the entire place, a good sign for me.
The buffet had all of the usuals and some very authentic vegetarian dishes spread across a 50 ft table...and super clean I might ad.
The curries were very good, as was the Tandori chicken and some kind kind of coconut buttery chicken ( my favorite) . Many other choices and I would say were on the milder side of medium spice...but not to worry, they had a whole slew of hot spices you could add. The service was also very good.. The best part this is only $9.95 on weekdays and $11.95 on weekends.... If you want very good casual Indian, this is a good choice
Hands-down probably the best Indian buffet in Atlanta ... I mean, "Atlanta and surrounding areas" :) It's a drive but it's not bad if there's no traffic on 400. Weekday buffet is $9.95, and weekend buffet is $11.95 (which does have more food).
Buffet is pretty extensive (esp. compared to other Indian buffets) and about runs the length of the restaurant. Everything looks fresh. Lots of vegetarian selections, plus 3 chicken, and 1 goat. My favorites - lemon basmati rice, tandoori chicken, and some kind of creamy curry chicken. I liked that I saw a few unfamiliar dishes, too. Also liked that every dish was labeled - very customer friendly, esp. for newbies. Service was great, too.
Crowd was mostly small groups of Indian & Asian men who looked like they work together. I saw a few eating by themselves, too. Our table of 3 might've been the only female customers.
Their lunch buffet is perfect introduction to someone who hasn't tried Indian food, or someone who thinks they don't like Indian food but maybe they've never had really good Indian food. Their stuff is good. Definitely worth the drive :)
Thanks Zack E for telling me many times to check out their buffet :)
Very good Indian buffet. Wide range of north & south Indian cuisine. Very laid back and relaxed atmosphere.
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