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 11:30-3 Mon-Fri, Sat-Sun noon-3. Off-premises
catering and takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu,
11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. 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.
Serving 11:30-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat,
noon-10 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $
9B Johnson Road, Latham, 785-7600; 47 Caroline St., Saratoga
Springs, 580-1144; 2788 Hamburg St., Schenectady, 355-9495.
Specializing in regional dishes from all over India. Daily
lunch buffet, weekend brunch. Full bar, off-premises catering,
takeout available, reservations accepted. Serving lunch
11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri; brunch noon-3 Sat-Sun; dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat. Schenectady location closed Mon. AE, D, MC,
V, personal checks. $$
638 Loudon Road, Latham, 782-1510. You’ll find lots of traditional
Indian/Pakistani cuisine here, including lamb curry, chicken
curry, rice dishes and tandoori chicken. On/off-premises
catering, takeout available. Lunch buffet Tue-Fri 11:30-2:30.
Serving 11:30-10:30 Tue-Fri , noon-10:30 Sat, noon-10 Sun.
Closed Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $
60 Court St., Saratoga Springs, 583-4151. Standard Indian
fare, including curries and other stews, tandoori dishes
and a wide array of vegetarian items. Wine and beer, including
Indian beer. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Tue-Sat,
dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat. AE, MC, V. $
35 Central Ave., Albany 434-0890; 15 Park Ave., Shoppers
Plaza, Clifton Park 348-1494; 405 Fulton St., Troy, 273-8744.
Inexpensive, flavorful Indian fare to eat in or take out.
Serving a variety of vegetarian, meat and chicken dishes,
fresh-baked tandoori bread and other stuffed breads. BYOB
and catering available. Lunch buffet daily 11:30-2:30. Serving
11:30-2 Mon-Fri, noon-3 Sat-Sun. Clifton Park and Troy locations
closed Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V, travelers’
1929 Central Ave., Colonie, 456-6670, sitarindianrestaurant.com.
A variety of chicken, lamb, shrimp and vegetable dishes
and always-sizzling tandoori ovens. “Sun Room” dining area
open on weekends and for special parties. Full bar, catering
and banquet facilities. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Mon-Fri; dinner
5-10 Mon-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Sunday buffet noon-3 Labor Day weekend
through Father’s Day. Takeout available. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant
118 Jay St. (across from city hall), Schenectady, 370-3664,
tajmahal indianfood.com. An assortment of Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi
cuisine, with meat, halal meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes
available; Takeout and delivery available; banquet facilities
for 88 people. On/off-premises catering. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri,
Sat-Sun noon-10, dinner buffet 5-9 Thu-Sat, lunch buffet
11-2:30 Mon-Fri, Sat lunch noon-3. Reservations accepted.
MC, V. $
423 Madison Ave. (at Lark Street), Albany, 463-4123. Traditional
northern Indian fare, served in a lunch buffet daily and
from a full menu for dinner. Tandoor dishes and lots of
vegetarian fare, with low prices an added attraction. Enjoy
your meal indoors or outside on the patio. Full bar, catering.
Delivery ($15 min) 11-3 Mon-Fri. Takeout available. Serving
11-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. D,
MC, V. $