My husband and I have been watching Kitchen Nightmares recently and I felt it was our responsibility to let the public know about this place.
He worked there for a few weeks a couple years ago. He quit because he said the place was filthy. He previously worked at Olive Garden for 3 years which has is immaculate I might add. He ended going back to Olive Garden.
When they were showing him around they went inside the walkin in cooler. On the floor was a bin...like a Sterilite bin. Inside this bin was their main sauce that they use. It was not covered at all, just sitting on the floor open to let stuff fly in it. They told him to step over so they could show him stuff. He lost balance while doing so (those things are pretty large) and his foot went in the sauce. He immediately apologized and they were like "Don't worry about it" and continued to use it. His nasty dirty shoe WENT IN THE SAUCE and they STILL USED IT!!!! EW. He also said the kitchen was disgusting. He actually took it upon himself and tried to clean it.
He and the other line cooks would smoke in the walk in cooler. The managers/owners did know about this because he said one time they walked in when they were smoking. The guy was like "Hurry up" He also said they would sometimes join.
Before I even met my husband and knew about this place, many of my friends had gotten food poisoning from this place as well.
I beg of you, please please do not go to this restaurant. I've never eaten there myself and now I never will.
I have eaten here a number of times now and enjoyed the food, service and ambiance more than any other Indian restaurant I've ever been to. I felt so confident in this restaurant that I finally talked my son-in-law from England into trying it!! After 12 years in the states he said he finally found a proper Indian restaurant! Being from England and being that Indian food is his favorite, I think that is a great compliment! Keep up the superb work Saffron!
I was not impressed. I felt the portions were small, way over priced, and mediocre at best. I would look elsewhere.
New management and maybe chefs. Not as good as in the past.
VOTE SHER-E-PUNJAB #1 RESTAURANT IN THE CITY OF TUCSON!!!!!!!! IT DESERVES IT!!!:)
-sher-e-punjab is an amazing place, the service was wonderful it might not look big and fancy but once you order one of there dishes the appearence of the building doesnt matter the naan bread is unlike anything ive ever ate before the aroma of the dishes still remains in my noise til now,the tenduri chicken is very flavorfull try it!!,and i love how you can hear them play indian music softly in the background who ever says they dont appreciate the great dishes that this place brings seriously doesnt know what good food is and shoudnt even be critiking negative comments because they are not true !!,, sher-e-punjab the greatest restaraunt to have ever been open in the cityof tucson..
At best 2 stars. Have had their biryani, that was ok, and a chicken dish that was inedible. No thanks.
The service is always great!!!!! The owner is friendly and the food is excellent! We have been going to the Indian Oven for the last 13 years, and our boys just love this wonderful, tasty, well-prepared food. There is nothing like a whole-hearty meal with meat, rice, and vegetables! We highly recommend
it to your family.
I recently asked my dry cleaning lady, who is Indian, were to go for Indian food. She said try Sher-e-Punjab. She must have some sort of interest in that place because all I can say is that the buffet was awful. Diced potatoes with canned green beans in a greasy brown sauce, shredded cabbage in a similarly oil-ladened sauce, bland and watery paneer, all dark meat tandoori chicken, and rather dry basmati rice, Worst of all, everything tasted as if they reuse the leftovers all week long. As an aside. It was kinda comical watching a number of patron come, walk to back of the restaurant, look at the buffet food, and promptly walk out of the building.
Am I too hard of a reviewer? Not if you consider the fact that some of my friends and I have eaten all over the country. Look! Overall, Tucson is sorely lacking in good cuisine, period.
Been going to this restaurant for years. Excellent food. Great ambience. Lunch buffet is a
This is my favorite food ! My husband and I have been having lunch at the buffet every weekend for 10 years. Yummy.
Simply put: The buffet food is way too bland tasting.
Service was great, the server was a delightful and conversational woman. The buffet lunch was fantastic. I am a vegetarian so I stuck with the vegetarian items. Samosas were great, fluffy, and flavorful. The curries had a wonderful taste. I have never been to India Oven for dinner, but hope to in the future. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Pretentiousness at it's worst.
I was really looking forward to dining at Sher-e-Punjab.
It was not what I thought. Other east asian restaurants are better. Reading the other posts makes me wnder from whence they came...
I found Saffron's food excellent. Value for money as well as quality on par w/ my experiences back home in the UK and Mother India herself. My only suggestion is to skip the buffett and order from the menu.
Went for the lunch buffet. The price was right but most of the items were average/decent. In other words, bland. Do I recommend Indian Over? I'd say give it a try. Will I be back? Hmm? Not sure. Service was a little lacking.
The service was fast the food was excellent, not expensive but we were to only ones there. Help rescue this gem.
Not close to the best in town, but the most expensive asian. Bland.
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