We stopped by India Oven / Indian Masala for lunch on a Thursday night in late July, 2017 and enjoyed their lunch buffet. It was pretty generic as far as Indian lunch buffets go, which is not a bad thing.
The restaurant is a fusion of two different Indian restaurants, Indian Oven and Indian Masala, and it does not seem to have decided upon a name so it’s using both. Hey, it’s Vegas, why not? It sits in a small strip mall but the inside is rather nice, it could even pass for elegant if it didn’t have a buffet.
The buffet included a small salad bar, made-to-order naan (choice between plain, butter or garlic), had a couple of appetizers (vegetable pakoras and samosas), soup/daal (if I remember correctly), rice and vegetable rice and four each vegetarian and meat entrees. It most certainly did not have all the dishes they claim to offer in their website, not even close. I tried the four meat dishes and was fairly pleased. The chicken tikka masala had a very nice flavor, slightly spicy, but deep. I enjoyed it. The goat and chicken curry both seemed to have the same sauce, it was good but not a favorite. The chicken tandoori was juicy and very flavorful. My daughter was less happy with the paneer dish she had, but it wasn’t one she usually eats (there was no paneer tikka masala).
The buffet also includes drinks, and my daughters liked the lemonade and the mango lassi, which was more like a thin mango drink than a lassi.
Service was fairly good, though they initially tried to charge my husband for a buffet even though he had clearly not eaten anything (he was sick). Dinner for the four of us (I was there with three tweens), came up to a little over $50 after tax.
Given the plethora of Indian restaurants in Vegas, I’d probably try a different one next time, but this is certainly good enough to visit again.
India Oven Restaurant
India Masala & Bar Grill
1040 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Open 11.30am to 3pm – 5pm to 10pm