Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Punjab Cafe - San Jose
We walked in curious about the price. There was nobody at the register. The kitchen door was open so we could see people busy at the back. We waited for at least a few minutes before a man came out. The price for lunch buffet was $8.99. We went and helped ourselves with our first plates while the man brought our water to the closest table.
My first plate had a samosa, a fried bread (?) with potato filling (?) and all the vegetarian dishes served. I only recognized channa masala but everything else were tasty. I didn't have any rice on my first plate. But the guy that seated us brought us 2 pieces of naan. The size was smaller than regular naan but that was fine because the samosa and the fried bread that I took already filling me up quickly.
My second round I tried a bit of the non vegetarian dishes (chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken , goat curry and another one I didn't remember). The white rice was a bit too dry for us. The biryani rice was flavorful and had nice chunk of chicken.
For the varieties of dishes and the price, I think this place offered a very good value for Indian buffet. We would definitely be back.
1699 W San Carlos St
San Jose CA, 95128