We were in Sedona on vacation, staying at a house near Cuisine of India aka Indian Palace, India Palace and Delhi Palace. I don’t know what the actual name of the restaurant is, I’ve found reviews under all names. We wen there for lunch a rainy day in August, 2013.
According to my daughter, this was the smallest buffet at which she’s ever eaten. That’s not necessarily true for me, but with ten or so offerings, including rice, it would definitely not win any prizes for size. Then again, it also doesn’t seem to be very popular, at least for lunch, so few offerings hopefully mean the food is fresher.
As far as Indian food goes, this buffet was pretty average. I liked the mushroom korma, but the chicken tikka masala was underseasoned (even though it was a bit spicy). The same can be said for the chicken tandoori, it didn’t taste as if they’d use any spices on it other than pepper. The lamb curry was OK, though the lamb was a bit dry and tough. The rice was a bit too starchy for my taste, but the garlic/herb naan bread, served pipping hot, was quite good. Sweet lassis also lacked flavor.
My biggest problem with the meal was the price. We ended up paying $42 before the tip for 3 people. That’s pretty ridiculous for a buffet lunch. Now, my husband didn’t look at the bill carefully so perhaps they charged us for our other daughter who didn’t eat any of the food (which they knew, as she instead had a subway sandwich at the table). According to the website, the lunch buffets are now $10
As far as the restaurant itself, it was your run-of-the-mill shopping center restaurant, it didn’t have any ambiance to speak of.
Cuisine of India/ Delhi Palace
1910 W Hwy 89A, Suite 102