TAsunder wrote:Indian Buffets in general do not represent quality Indian cuisine as a rule. And yes, I'm including the ones on Devon St in Chicago.
It's funny because what does "Indian food" mean? An Indian restaurant can represent a single region or multiple regions ... if the latter, there may not be proper representations of the right things (or the cooks might only be accomplished in some of the dishes).
What if we had European restaurants that served schnitzel, lasagna, paella and pate? You couldn't expect it all to be good (and probably none of it would be spectacular).
The best indian food I've had was at the graduation of a Indian friend. All of the ladies in her family contributed to a 20+ dish meal.