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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sitar Express - Cupertino

Located in the same shopping mall as Pho Linh. They have a huge banner that can be seen from passing traffic - Lunch Buffet $6.95. We had a chance to try it but I wasn't sure they charge the same price for weekends so I called ahead. To my surprise and delight, it was the same price !

We reached there around 12:30 and there were at least 4-5 tables occupied. The place isn't that big, they can only fit around 40 guests. Some of the tables are regular and a few are bar style with stools. We got the latter and I love it.

The food selections were adequate. They had chicken tandoori and chicken curry. Vegetarian dishes include eggplant, cauliflower (Aloo Gobi ?), spinach with cream, fried veggie fritter, samosa, etc. They had names on the dishes I just didn't remember them. I also tried something that I thought looked similar to the Malaysian rojak but this one was totally different. There was no name on that rojak-alike thing but it was next to some condiments (yogurt and some green sauce).

Compare to another Indian buffet that we've been to, this one may not have as much meat dishes as some meat eater would like. Me and hubby actually were pleasantly surprise with the quality of the dishes, the atmosphere and the cleanliness of the restaurant. The naan was brought to our table fresh from the oven. You could always ask for seconds if you can handle it. The TV on the wall behind us played some amusing Indian music video. We would certainly be back if we ever crave Indian food. I hope they'll be around when that happens.

Sitar Express * 21267 Stevens Creek Blvd #320, Cupertino, CA 95014 * (408) 973-0460