Spice Fusion is Still the Best Indian Buffet in Midtown (Even Though It’s $11)
Spice Fusion (the Indian buffet on 8th Ave. btw. 47+48th) used to have a big blow up of the Midtown Lunch post hanging in front of their restaurant. Not anymore. It probably has to do with the headline, where I claimed that Spice Fusion had perfected the “Under $10 Indian All You Can Eat Buffet”. Like most of the Indian buffets in Midtown, Spice Fusion raised their price at the beginning of the year. But is it worth the extra buck? (As you know, I will break my $10 rule for all you can eat buffets.)
I used this silly reasoning as an excuse decided to buffet it up on Friday to “check it out”.
Still good, and completely worth the $11. Main reasons (aside from the fact that the food is good):
1. They bring freshly baked naan to your table from the back, rather than letting it sit out on the buffet. (It also has a nice butter/ghee sheen.)
2. They have 2 different lamb dishes! In these tough times, many buffets will cut back on their meat offerings, and usually lamb is the first to go. On the day we were there, Spice Fusion had two different lamb dishes- a shish kebab/ground lamb kind of thing (that was delicious) and a stewed lamb (which was melt in your mouth tender)
3. Dessert is always good (and warm!)
I’ve never been able to bring myself to shell out the $17+ that some of the nicer buffets charge in Midtown… but I can’t imagine they are much better than Spice Fusion.