Went here for dinner last night. The empty box of Sysco "Vegetable and Produce" in the parking lot was an unheeded omen warning us what would transpire inside. I don't understand where the good reviews come from. This was the worst experience I've ever had. We were served tap water, service was slow, the chai tasted like watered down milk, with no spice, and no tea. The Malai Kofta? A standby of most Indian restaurants, tasted the same, and came with rubbery balls of NOTHING. They were actually empty on the inside!!! They were rubbery, chewy, and everything they shouldn't be. And my Malai Kofta was supposed to be Medium spicy, not Milk.
The Paneer Pakora was also terrible. The paneer was cut so thin it could not be tasted or noticed when eating. It was so deep fried that the fried part was at least 10x the thickness of the paneer. It tasted and smelled like wal-mart fish fry. The Mint Chutney that came with it was the only bright spot the whole evening.
My friend commented his food was tolerable. Not passable, just tolerable. We came hungry, and left very disappointed.
We've been there for the buffet before and it was ok, nothing special, not nearly spicy enough. I'm not a buffet person and from the reviews it sounded like the buffet would be worth a shot. It was not.
I can not fully express my disappointment in this place after reading the reviews and hearing words of great praise. There is a string of Indian Restauraunts up and down central with far more Authentic food, rather than Sysco brand "indian" food. Try one of those. Nala Pak was supposed to be good when it was Udupi Cafe, and supposedly was good after that. I do not know what has changed, but I have never had such a terrible, empty meal. If the food did not taste bad it was just empty and bland. And with only tap water to wash it down? That's just an insult. Home Depot has water filters for less than the cost of our meal. All in all, I would never re-visit this restaurant without hearing that the chef or menu or ownership has changed.