Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shadman $7 Lunch Buffet very good

Had been to Shadman Indian/Pakistani restaurant on Grove Street in Jersey City and here's the review.
Ambience: 5/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Verdict: Go there for a cheap but very good Lunch Buffet.

Details:
The best part is that the All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet costs only $7 and includes veg & non-veg items!

The Buffet menu had 4 veg curries, 4 non-veg curries, choice of Indian breads, salad, raita, chutney, one veg appetizer, fried peas pulao and a sweet.

Ambience & decor is pretty average & minimalistic - similar to that of Chandni, nothing very great to be specially written about.

Prices are very economical by NJ/NYC standards, especially given the proximity to Exchange Place - an all you can eat non-veg buffet cost only $7.

On that particular day, palak pakoras were served for appetizer - quite average and not very great. However the raita & the chutney were quite tasty and very good.

The buffet had four veg curries: Aloo Gobi, Aloo Palak, Beans, and Chhole without the usual layer of oil. The taste was quite good and the Chhole tasted much closer to the taste one would get in Delhi or most of Northern India. Note that this taste is quite different from that made in the remaining parts of the country.

I had Naan & Roti - both were excellent; very soft & fluffy - aboslutely delicious!

The fried peas pulao was very oily and not as good as expected. So was the kheer - not worthy of a mention.

So, next time when you are in Jersey City and feel the urge for an economical Desi Buffet, make Shadman your target!

1 comment:

Subodh said...

$7 (used to be $6 in early 2008 when i ate last )is the price on weekdays only not weekends. Dont think they have buffet on weekends. Incase Shadman is closed, there is another Kashmiri place, very similar, next to Shadman.

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