Guess who's back - back again? It's me at the Indian Buffet!

Sorry for the hiatus - I went on vacation to The Pink House on the British Virgin Island's Jost Van Dyke.

As you can see, I had a pretty good time.

I will be having a pictorial and review of the island food in the days to come...but for now...it's back to the 'Nati.

Before vacation we went to Akash India for a coworkers birthday - Akash is in the same Indian restaurant family as Baba and Ambar.

They have a lunch buffet with the ever delightful rice and a wide variety of meat entrees. They usually have a lamb, chicken and a beef as well as some saag dish.

They also have the vegetable pakora (battered & fried vegetables), onion rings, mango pudding, rice pudding and salad stuff.

Here's a close up of the mango pudding. Supposed to be pretty sweet...I haven't tried it yet.

We had a few first-timers so we tried to get a wide array of dishes so they could try everything. The dishes are fairly bland so it was pretty easy for them to try them. The guys were a little scared of spicy.

I on the other hand have learned that my favorite dish is Mushroom Mater so rather than get the buffet with stuff I don't like - I just get that! It is my favorite - it's got a great tomato cream sauce and lots of mushrooms and peas! MMM MMM GOOD!

So how authentic is Akash? Hell if I know...but for a buffet - it's ok. Unfortunately they don't often have the mushroom dish on the buffet so it's not my favorite. The naan and the vegetable pakora are great though.

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3 comments

  1. They do a slightly different menu for each weekday but they are consistent so if you like something on the menu you will know you can get it again in 7 days. I really like the sweet brownish tamarind based sauce for the fried onions...yum.

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  2. As an Indian who was desperately looking for a decent Indian restaurant for years, I have to totally disagree with your rating. I agree that they buffet is just average, but ordering off the menu will give you some of the most phenomenal food ever--authentic, tasty, from scratch food!

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  3. Akash is my favorite Cincinnati area Indian restaurant.
    I've never had the buffet as I like to order a spicy 5 on 1-6 scale. It is not only delicious but it is consistent. I find other restaurants, every time I order my one fav dish, it varies... at Akash I know it's going to be seasoned perfectly every time. no surprises. I've gone there enough now that when I call in to carry out, they usually ask if it's me calling. love them!

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