Best Manhattan Indian Buffet (2008)

CHOLA

The competition boiled down to two places, both mounting a great upscale lunch buffet. Priced at $13.95, CHOLA cops the prize (runner-up: UTSAV), not only for the excellence and fecundity of its meat and poultry, and its willingness to offer items outside the standard Mughal canon, but because the waiter appeared with unexpected freebies at various junctures during the meal, setting down a tiny dosa, a plate of veggie fritters, and oil-brushed bread.

Location Details

232 E. 58th St.
New York NY 10022
212-688-4619