Real Taste of India offers authentic and tasty Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner. A la carte and buffet options are available.
For the past couple of years we have seen this spot as a Korean BBQ, then some sort of Hawaiian type thing that lasted a few months and now Real Taste Of India.
After passing by here the past couple of weeks and then reading the first review on dinehere I had to try this place.
Today I enjoyed their buffet lunch with a co-worker and we were both very impressed. We arrived at around 11:50am just as the fresh buffet items were being stocked up in the buffet trays. We quickly filled our plates with some delicious curries, not too spicy, some nice plump and fresh tandorri chicken, a delicious eggplant veggie dish, some great naan bread, hot out of the oven and tucked into it. At almost 4pm I am still full and the thought of dinner hasn't even crossed my mind.
Hot, fresh, nicely spiced and delicious food. The first experience was outstanding and will mean a future visit sooner then later.
Because it's a buffet you basically serve yourself so can't say too much about the service. The girl who filled our water glasses was pleasant enough, although quite shy and a little standoffish. Perhaps she is just getting comfortable with her new position.
The value was outstanding. There are a few eateries in the area with decent enough food but outlandish prices, case in point Beirut right across the street. At Beirut they offer a very smallish swarma platter for about $13.50, outrageous in my view for basically a take away restaurant. Real Taste Of India have an all you can eat East Indian Buffet for $11.99
As word of mouth spreads I believe you are going to see a very successful restaurant at this location, finally , provided they keep up with the value and quality of food. If you are looking for a new East Indian Restaurant to try out try this place, I think you'll be impressed too.
Great buffet, and thought we couldn't go wrong when the buffet was down for holidays. Turned out to be the most expensive awful lunch I've ever had. Waited nearly an hour for a salad, which they couldn't make (so they substituted with another unasked for, unauthorized version, that was western and had great ranch dressing!). The fish curry we ordered was prawn, curry, which was so overcooked it was inedible. The fish curry, when it finally arrived, tasted as poorly as the prawn curry, and the naan finally showed up near the end of our meal. We canceled dessert we had been messing around trying to get food for 1.5 hours. It cost $45 bucks. Yeah! The server did her best, but we likely won't go back...
I went to this place as soon as it opened, before they even had a liquor license and we were sitting at a picnic table, and the food was amazing and since then the interior is decorated with a nice ambiance, they have a somewhat regualr bar menu, and we have been back many times. I think this place has the cheapest and most consistently good indian food in the downtown area. The butter chicken, curry, and pakoras are amazing, best butter chicken in Victoria by far. The prices are also good (cheaper than spice jammer, our favourite place before real taste of india opened). The wait time for food is usually 20-30 minutes, and the servers are helpful, yet sometimes things do get lost in translation, but we are patient and understanding because we love this place.
my co-workers and I are always on the lookout for a new place for lunch when mention of a new Indian joint came up. In the old Seoul Kitchen location, Real Taste of India offers an inexpensive buffet ($11.99) lunch that was surprisingly good.
We were shown to a table immediately on arrival and informed a few more dishes were to be placed in the buffet shortly (we arrived about 11:45)
After a short wait and the attentive waitress bringing water we went to check it out.
Rice, Tandoori Chicken, veggies, popadums, pakora, and 3 different curries (one veggie) as well as salad and sides were presented well. The food was AMAZING.
Great bargain, great service and a very nice place. We will add it to the list of places to return.