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118 Jay St., Schenectady, 370-3664. An assortment of Indian/Pakistani cuisine, with both meat and vegetarian dishes available; a specialty is chicken tikka masala. Takeout available; banquet facilities for 88 people. On/off-premises catering. No alcohol. Serving 11-9 Mon-Fri, with a dinner buffet 5-8:30 Thu-Sat, noon-10 Sat; lunch buffet 11-2 Mon-Fri. Closed Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $


638 Loudon Road, Latham, 782-1510. You’ll find lots of traditional Indian/Pakistani cuisine here, including lamb curry, chicken curry, rice dishes and tandoori chicken. Lunch buffet available Tue-Sun, dinner buffet Tue-Thu. On/off-premises catering, takeout and delivery available. Serving 11-10 Tue-Sat, 11-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $

Curry House

1112 Madison Ave., Albany, 438-2265. This Northern Indian restaurant features a large selection of appetizers, curries, shish kebabs, tandoori entrées and Indian breads. Lunch buffet daily. Off-premises catering and takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Tue-Thu, noon-11 Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $

Gandhi Indian Restaurant

1 Central Ave., Albany, 449-5577. At the epicenter of Albany’s Indian-restaurant neighborhood, serving Northern Indian food and offering a weekday lunch buffet from 11:30 to 2:30. Serving 11:30-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $

Little India

423 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-4151. Standard Indian fare, including curries and other stews, tandoori dishes and a wide array of vegetarian items. Wine and beer, including Indian beer. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Sat, dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat. AE, MC, V. $

Royal Palace

2788 Hamburg St., Schenectady, 355-9495. Offering one of the largest Indian lunch buffet selections in the Capital Region, seven days a week. Full bar and lounge, banquet facilities, on-premises catering, takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30 AM-3 PM daily, dinner 5-10 PM Sun-Thu, 5-11 PM Fri-Sat. D, MC, V, ATM/debit. $$$

Shalimar Restaurant

35 Central Ave., Albany, 434-0890; 405 Fulton St., Troy, 273-8744. Inexpensive, spicy Indian fare to eat in or take out. Serving a variety of vegetarian, meat and chicken dishes, fresh-baked tandoori bread and other stuffed breads. No alcohol; catering available. Lunch buffet 11:30-2 Mon-Fri. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. Reservations not accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V, traveler’s checks. $


1929 Central Ave., Colonie, 456-6670. A variety of chicken, lamb, shrimp and vegetable dishes and always-sizzling tandoori ovens. “Sun Room” dining area open on weekends and for special parties. Full bar, catering and banquet facilities. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Sunday buffet noon-3 Labor Day weekend through Father’s Day. Reservations suggested. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$

Tandoor Palace

423 Madison (at Lark), Albany, 463-4123. Traditional northern Indian fare, served in a lunch buffet daily (with southern Indian cuisine added on Sat-Sun) and from a full menu for dinner. Tandoor dishes and lots of vegetarian fare, with low prices an added attraction. Takeout available. Serving 11-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. D, MC, V. $


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