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Modern India Buffet

$$ - $$$
Downtown Hamilton
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163 James st north, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-524-2815
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hamilton, Canada
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a clean, low priced Indian Food Buffet. They seem to use one or two main sauces for all of the dished that they serve. The environment was clean and comfortable. The food was all right, but nothing special.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Indian buffet. A good variety of tasty foods. Very reasonably priced with spicy and non spicy items. Great vegetarian

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Thank Richard S
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I google the place for Indian food in Hamilton and I was luck I found them.The place is right in the middle of city and the food is really good. Huge number of options both in Veg and Non Veg and that too for a price of C$ 14.99 for a Weekend dinner. The place also has a bar which... More 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I've visited a lot of Indian restaurants and Modern India makes hands down the best vegetable korma I've ever had. Their butter chicken is also excellent. Most Indian buffets I've been to have 6-7 options. Modern India has over 20. I'm actually sad to leave because there's so much I didn't try. The restaurant doesn't really have an intimate feel,... More 

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Thank JoshJoshJoshJosh
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I’m in Hamilton quite a few times of the year for work and my one stop without fail is Modern India Buffet. The service is always great and staff are helpful and very knowledgeable to dietary issues (Gluten for me!), especially Jamila. I noticed they had renovated the restaurant and the place looks fabulous. The atmosphere is always pleasant and... More 

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Thank Stacey B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time and the food was so delicious. The selection and staff was very nice. The prices were reasonable. I was happy to find such a hidden gem in Hamilton. Seems like they are doing renovations and their new location downstairs is very nice, reminds me of a pub in Ireland :) it was great... More 

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Thank John B
Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

First off the picture needs to be updates as that was the old building and location, next time I am passing by will try to remember to take a pic. I went there recently and have always really enjoyed my visit, I would never have called this the best Indian restaurant in Hamilton but it was good and I liked... More 

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Thank robkharper
Boston, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I used to love going to the buffet when it was upstairs.Their food was delicious and fairly priced. We were so disappointed at out last visit. You now get styrofoam trays and they put the food in it for you. I don't mind being limited to the number of choices but dislike that you can't take the amount that you... More 

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Thank E M
Dundas, Canada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Went to what I thought was the usual place upstairs and found it closed and moved to the basement. Nice and clean eating environment, however, no more buffet? It's called Modern India "Buffet"! They now scoop your food into styrofoam take out containers (they won't allow you to scoop your own for fear you will over scoop and break the... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

First of all, the address is 163 Main St., not James St. N. We've been there probably 20 times and were always pleased, HOWEVER, recently went there to celebrate birthdays and they had changed their service style model. They told us they had been open for 3 days with this business model. They were downstairs and it's no longer an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 James st north, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-524-2815

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?