31 Central Ave., Albany, 463-4161. Serving a variety of
Indian, Pakistani and Middle Eastern food such as falafels,
hummus and baba ghanouj. The menu includes a large selection
of vegetarian options. On- and off-premises catering and
takeout. Lunch buffet 11:30-3 Mon-Fri and noon-3 Sat. Serving
11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, 12-11 Sat. Closed Sunday.
Reservations accepted. AE, D, MC, V. $
Aroma Bar & Grill
485 Main St., Great Barrington, MA, 413-528-3116, aromabarandgrill.com.
The six-page menu offers the expected gamut of traditional
Indian fare, with masalas and biryanis noted
as signature dishes. Try the rasam, a light, tamarind-scented
lentil soup or the chicken madras, a curry enhanced
with pepper and lemon. Takeout available. Full bar. Serving
lunch noon-3 Tue-Sun, dinner 5-9:30 Sun-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat,
buffet noon-3 Sunday. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
571 Watervliet Shaker Road (Route 155), Latham, 783-7838.
Naeem Yousuf has moved his Colonie Center food court operation
to an accommodating building where he’s offering Afghan
kababs in addition to traditional Indian-Pakistani fare.
Takeout available. Serving buffet lunch 11:30-3 Tue-Fri,
noon-3 Sat-Sun, 5-10:30 Tue-Sun, closed Mon. AE, D, MC,
1112 Madison Ave., Albany, 438-2265. This Northern Indian
restaurant features a large selection of appetizers, curries,
shish kebabs, tandoori entrées and Indian breads. Lunch
buffet daily 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri, Sat-Sun noon-3. Off-premises
catering and takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu,
11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
Gandhi Indian Restaurant
1 Central Ave., Albany, 449-5577. At the epicenter of Albany’s
Indian-restaurant neighborhood, serving Northern Indian
food and offering a lunch buffet from 11:30 to 2 all-week.
Serving 11:30-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat,
noon-10 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $
9B Johnson Road, Latham, 785-7600; 47 Caroline St., Saratoga
Springs, 580-1144, karavalli.com. Specializing in regional
dishes from all over India. Daily lunch buffet, weekend
brunch. Full bar, off-premises catering, takeout available,
reservations accepted. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri;
brunch noon-3 Sat-Sun; dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat.
AE, D, MC, V, personal checks. $$
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. Specializing in
briyani. On/off-premises catering, takeout available. Serving
11:30-10:30 Tue-Fri, brunch buffet 12-3 Sat-Sun, noon-10:30
Sat, noon-10 Sun; lunch buffet 11:30-2:30 Tue-Fri. Closed
Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $
35 Central Ave., Albany, 465-0333. Albany’s newest Pakistani-Indian
restaurant, serving lunch and dinner. Lunch buffet seven
days a week. Takeout, delivery, on- and off-premises catering.
No reservations. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri,
noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. $
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. $
952 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, 389-2500. Latham’s newest
Pakistani-Indian restaurant, serving lunch and dinner. Lunch
buffet seven days a week. On- and off-premises catering.
Takeout. No reservations. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10
Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
35 Central Ave., Albany, 434-0890; 15 Park Ave., Shoppers
Plaza, Clifton Park, 348-1494; 180 Delaware Ave., Delmar,
439-4200. 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, catering available. Lunch buffet daily 11:30-2:30.
Serving 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri, noon-3 Sat-Sun. Clifton Park
location closed Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, D, DC, MC,
V, travelers’ checks. $
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 Tue-Fri; dinner
5-10 Tue-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Closed Mon. Sunday buffet noon-3
through Father’s Day. Takeout available. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant
118 Jay St. (across from City Hall), Schenectady, 370-3664,
tajmahalindian food.com. An assortment of Indian cuisine,
with meat, halal meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes available;
takeout and delivery available; banquet facilities for 100
people. On/off-premises catering. Serving 11-10 Mon-Sat,
lunch buffet 11-2:30 Mon-Sat. Open for parties only on Sunday.
Reservations accepted. MC, V. $
423 Madison Ave. (at Lark Street), Albany, 463-4123. Traditional
northern Indian fare, served in a lunch buffet daily and
from a full menu for dinner. Tandoor dishes and lots of
vegetarian fare, with low price an added attraction. Enjoy
your meal indoors or outside on the patio. Hookah patio
open through October. Late night Indian Lounge. Full bar,
catering. $15 min lunch delivery. Takeout available. Serving
11-10 Mon-Sat, Lunch buffet 11-3 Mon-Fri, late night menu
10 PM-2 AM Fri-Sat, closed Sun. D, MC, V. $
54 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, 688-1548, zaikany.com.
The Zaika Sampler Dinner gives a great overview, with tandoori
chicken, reshmi kabab and sheek kabab, a curry, naan and
more. Both northern and southern Indian fare are offered,
and there’s outdoor dining, often with music, during the
warm months. Full bar. Catering and takeout available. Reservations
suggested for parties of six or more. Serving a lunch buffet
11:45-2:30 Tue-Fri, noon-3 Sat-Sun; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat,
5-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$