571 Watervliet Shaker Road (Route 155), Latham, 783-7838.
Naeem Yousuf has moved his Colonie Center food court operation
to an accommodating building where he’s offering Afghan
kababs in addition to traditional Indian-Pakistani fare.
Takeout available. Serving buffet lunch 11:30-3 Tue-Fri,
noon-3 Sat-Sun, dinner 5-10 Mon, 5-10:30 Tue-Sun. AE, D,
MC, V. $$
1112 Madison Ave., Albany, 438-2265. This Northern Indian
restaurant features a large selection of appetizers, curries,
shish kebabs, tandoori entrées and Indian breads. Lunch
buffet daily 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri, Sat-Sun noon-3. Off-premises
catering and takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu,
11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
Gandhi Indian Restaurant
1 Central Ave., Albany, 449-5577. At the epicenter of Albany’s
Indian-restaurant neighborhood, serving Northern Indian
food and offering a weekday lunch buffet from 11:30 to 2.
Serving 11:30-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat,
noon-10 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $
9B Johnson Road, Latham, 785-7600; 47 Caroline St., Saratoga
Springs, 580-1144. Specializing in regional dishes from
all over India. Daily lunch buffet, weekend brunch. Full
bar, off-premises catering, takeout available, reservations
accepted. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri; brunch noon-3
Sat-Sun; dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V,
personal checks. $$
638 Loudon Road, Latham, 782-1510. You’ll find lots of traditional
Indian/Pakistani cuisine here, including lamb curry, chicken
curry, rice dishes and tandoori chicken. On/off-premises
catering, takeout available. Serving 11:30-10:30 Tue-Fri,
noon-10:30 Sat, noon-10 Sun; lunch buffet 11:30-2:30 Tue-Fri.
Closed Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $
60 Court St., Saratoga Springs, 583-4151. Standard Indian
fare, including curries and other stews, tandoori dishes
and a wide array of vegetarian items. Wine and beer, including
Indian beer. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Tue-Sat;
dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat. AE, MC, V. $
519 Central Ave., Albany, 482-4555, royalindiadine.com.
The unusual interior belies its former life as Club Aquatica;
now this downtown space hosts a restaurant with an emphasis
on southern India (varieties of dosa a highlight), plenty
of vegetarian fare, a tandoor oven, and a popular lunchtime
buffet. Full bar. Catering and takeout available. Serving
a lunch buffet 11:30-3 daily; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat, 5-9 Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
35 Central Ave., Albany 434-0890; 15 Park Ave., Shoppers
Plaza, Clifton Park 348-1494; 405 Fulton St., Troy, 273-8744.
Inexpensive, flavorful Indian fare to eat in or take out.
Serving a variety of vegetarian, meat and chicken dishes,
fresh-baked tandoori bread and other stuffed breads. BYOB,
catering available. Lunch buffet daily 11:30-2:30. Serving
11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri, noon-3 Sat-Sun. Clifton Park location
closed Mon, Troy closed Sun. Reservations accepted. Banquet
hall at Albany location accommodating up to 85 people. AE,
D, DC, MC, V, travelers’ checks. $
1929 Central Ave., Colonie, 456-6670, sitarindianrestaurant.com.
A variety of chicken, lamb, shrimp and vegetable dishes
and always-sizzling tandoori ovens. “Sun Room” dining area
open on weekends and for special parties. Full bar, catering
and banquet facilities. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Tue-Fri; dinner
5-10 Tue-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Closed Mon. Sunday buffet noon-3
through Father’s Day. Takeout available. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant
118 Jay St. (across from City Hall), Schenectady, 370-3664,
tajmahalindian food.com. An assortment of Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi
cuisine, with meat, halal meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes
available; Takeout and delivery available; banquet facilities
for 88 people. On/off-premises catering. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri,
Sat noon-10, dinner buffet 5-9 Thu-Sat, lunch buffet 11-2:30
Mon-Fri, Sat lunch noon-3. Closed Sunday. Reservations accepted.
MC, V. $
423 Madison Ave. (at Lark Street), Albany, 463-4123. Traditional
northern Indian fare, served in a lunch buffet daily and
from a full menu for dinner. Tandoor dishes and lots of
vegetarian fare, with low prices an added attraction. Enjoy
your meal indoors or outside on the patio. Hookah patio
open through Oct. Full bar, catering. Delivery ($15 min)
11-3 Mon-Fri. Takeout available. Serving 11-10:30 Mon-Thu,
11-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. D, MC, V. No cards
after 5 PM Mon-Fri. $
54 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, 688-1548, zaika-anindian
restaurant .com. The Zaika Sampler Dinner gives a great
overview, with tandoori chicken, reshmi kabab and sheek
kabab, a curry, naan and more. Both northern and southern
Indian fare are offered, and there’s outdoor dining, often
with music, during the warm months. Full bar. Catering and
takeout available. Reservations suggested for parties of
six or more. Serving a lunch buffet 11:45-2:30 Mon-Fri,
12-3 Sat-Sun; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat, 5-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V.