Monday, July 14, 2008


I have a hard time with all you can eat style buffets. I tend to have this nagging feeling that I am not getting my money's worth because I 'm not able to stuff myself with lobster tails and other expensive meat items. This leads to the dilemma of whether I should overeat to compensate... really get my money's worth with an obscene quantity of the most expensive colored bell peppers and salad bar cheese. This solution isn't very satisfying either, because I don't like the feeling of being over fed.

But I find the Indian/Pakistani lunch buffet at Qazis in Fremont to be a pleasant experience, in large part because the majority of the food tends to be vegetarian to start with.
Only half those plates are mine
Qazis is delicious, and has a ton of vegetarian items... pakoras, dahl in various ways, different types of beans, samosas, salads, curried vegetables, rice, creamy sauces, spicy sauces, herby sauces, fluffy warm garlicky naan. You can also order a cup of rich spicy sweet delicious bottomless chai.
Desserts are reasonable too (unlike the vulgar results of self-access to the softserve machine at American style buffets), and tend to include some sort of mildly spiced sweet creamy rice pudding, and chopped fruit. My favorite is the watermelon, which quite possibly takes a bit of a sugar bath before its debut in the buffet table. Everybody has their item that they eat to an "unfair" capacity at a buffet, and I tend to exaust the bin on this one. To my fellow diners, I apologize.

What makes you taste so good?

The whole event costs somewhere around $8, which feels like a pretty good deal for the variety and quality, even if eaten in a reasonable quantity.

473 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-3575

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Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

AWESOME!! Thanks for the review. I love Indian food and am seriously going to have to check this place out. It appears (from their website) that a lot of the vegetarian items might be vegan as well... YAY!

Radish King said...

Pabla's Cuisine in Renton (near Boeing Field, across the street from Fred Meyers) has an all you can eat, all vegetarian, kosher buffet every day of the year from 11 to 3 DELICIOUS! The restaurant is also connected to a little grocer's where you can buy premade goodies.

Anonymous said...

I do love Indian food too, but Qazi's uses Yami yogurt in a lot of their food. Yami contains gelatin, which I personally do not eat, so I haven't been able to dine there.

Tofu Hunter said...

Interesting to note about the gelatin... thanks for the comment.