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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 11:30-2:30 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; 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. $$

Latham Biryani

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, brunch Sat-Sun noon to 3. Serving 11:30-10 Tue-Fri , noon-10 Sat, noon-9 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $

Little India

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. $

Shalimar Restaurant

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 noon-3. 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’ 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 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, www.tajmahal 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. $

Tandoor Palace

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. Catering, delivery ($15 min) and takeout available. Serving 11-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. D, MC, V. $


Metroland's Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2007
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