Posted: 10/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Like another reviewer, I joined City Search just to review this restaurant. However, I only have good things to say about Mayura. Although the atmosphere isn't fancy, the food is exceptional and the service is very hospitable.
Having traveled India for 6 months and being a long-time lover of Indian food, I consider myself a bit of an Indian food connoisseur. This place doesn't disappoint! Since I live NW, I had been going to Swagat. I stumbled upon Mayura one day and have been so happy to have a go-to Indian buffet close by.
Most buffets cater to the masses and make their food bland. Not Mayura! They really kick it up a notch and make the food taste authentic. Unlike Swagat's stagnant buffet menu, Mayura really mixes it up from day to day. The dishes are always revolving and there's a huge selection of vegetarian options. Additionally, they always have pakoras and samosas on the buffet and sometimes chapati:) For drinks, there's soda, chai, and lassi - at no additional expense.
As for the owner, I have found him to be incredibly friendly and service-oriented. He knows I like diet coke, so brings it to the table before I even have a chance to ask for it. Before it's even finished, he has brought me another. He asks how we are, and has even gone outside to chase down my boyfriend just to say ""thank you"" for coming in. Hands down, the service is 100 times better than Swagat and the owner is far more hospitable.
I have never experienced a lack of food here - and I've been plenty of times at different times of the day. They do bring out smaller portions at times to keep them fresh, but they have never run out when I have been there.
The ambiance is nice (much better than Swagat) and bright, but not fancy. I have seen into the kitchen several time and it's very tidy and organized. The bathrooms are also clean.
Don't be deceived by the bad reviews. Check it out and decide for yourself. I don't think you'll regret it!