This place is probably the best in Tucson but far below the standards of the proper indian you would get in England. As it is a bit of a jaunt, I urge EVERYONE to hop the pond and enjoy a bite! Warning...It will kind of ruin your future indian meals here. Sorry.
I was not impressed. I felt the portions were small, way over priced, and mediocre at best. I would look elsewhere.
At best 2 stars. Have had their biryani, that was ok, and a chicken dish that was inedible. No thanks.
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.
Simply put: The buffet food is way too bland tasting.
I've really enjoyed eating here for dinner, but the buffet that everyone is raving about was REALLY DISSAPOINTING. Have the people who love this buffet ever had the buffet at Sher-E-Punjab??? It's TEN TIMES better, more variety, and cheaper.
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.
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...
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.
Best Indian food in town, try the onion kulcha instead of naan. Mild, medium or hot.
Most excellent buffet and great price! The lovely family who owns and runs the restaurant has become like a second family to us since we have been going there for many years. It is a great pleasure to bring friends and visitors to Tucson to Gandhi Restaurant. It is definitely my favorite Indian restaurant in Tucson!
I can only comment of the lunch buffet. Items ordered off the straight menu items may taste much better? In any case, most of the buffet food is entirely too bland. The saag is super blah tasting and has a watery consistency, both times we went the tandoori chicken was cold and the meat is all dark meat. Service is average.
Some people say that buffet food is usually prepared bland because some people don't like spicy, aka flavorful food. I disagree, especially when it comes to such ethnic foods like Indian. While items need not be prepared too hot, that's doesn't mean it still can't be made flavorful with milder, yet tasty spices. On a positive note. $10, minus drink and tip of course, can fill you up to the brim. However, I doubt you'll be telling your friends how awesome the food is. IMO
Absolutely love the family meal for four, vegetarian. A variety of flavors and the table was filled with dishes. We find the lunch buffets rather bland, so we ordered medium high heat. Sher-E-Punjab did not disappoint. We appreciated the distinctive flavor of each dish. Samosas were fresh out of the fryer, hot and crispy on the outside, creamy seasoned potato on the interior.
Some places might be fancier but this is one good restaurant that is overlooked.
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