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Modern India Buffet

163 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K9, Canada
+1 905-524-2815
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
163 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

On Saturday Sept. 23, 2017 at just after six the place was empty. Another family was there ahead of us. Place used to be a buffet and have been going there with my wife and my son's family for years (over 10) and food and...More

Thank barrie125ca
Reviewed 24 July 2017

A group of us used to go all the time and it was great. Lots of different flavours and options, but the last couple times we have gone it was not the same food at all. We gave it a second chance as everyone has...More

2  Thank HappyONTraveller
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My wife and I just moved back to Hamilton and I had a craving for some Indian food. She was out for part of the evening and went on a whim. I had forgotten how bad the last experience really was. Some of the dishes...More

Thank camper226
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I love Tandoori, chicken masala, vindaloo and butter chicken. This place never disappoint us every time we go there... just make sure to pack Eno or Tums because somehow your eyes are bigger than your tummy... lol... love it... we always come back for more...

Thank drewgur22
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

$15 buffet per person. Twenty four items to select from plus a small salad bar, a couple desserts, and an ice cream freezer. Food was tasty. Restaurant furnishings are very plain. Also has a banquet hall for 200 people upstairs. A number of people used...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Went on-line and saw that this restaurant had a $9.99 lunch buffet, when I arrived they had a sign that said it was $14.99. The buffet is large with many choices, which was great. The main issue is the restaurant was cold and the food...More

Thank SteveRic
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is not my first visit to the Modern India Buffet. I finally decided to submit a review. It always satisfies my last minute urge for Indian food. Not the best Indian Restaurant I have eaten at, but does the best buffet selection and tastes...More

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Myself and my family were impressed with Modern India Buffet. We tried to find a spot last minute for a menu based Indian place and everything was booked. We were reluctant to try a buffet as generally you worry the food might be old/stale and...More

Thank Brian Y
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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.

Thank digitalpics
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

Thank Richard S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-524-2815
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