We absolutely love Indian food. We love tons of heaping spoonfuls of spicy and flavorful sauces over rice and on top of wonderful naan bread. It is absolutely wonderful and I can serious gorge myself on Indian food as often as possible.
We were craving some Indian food but didn't want to travel out to some of our favorite Indian restaurants. Currently, our absolute favorite place to indulge is Anokha in the West End, but it serious feels like such an ordeal to do the trek out there. Yes, I know Richmond isn't that large and such a statement is wildly dramatic, but that's how we feel about it most of the time.
We decided to stay over in our side of town and go to Taste of India on Midlothian Turnpike. We have eaten at Taste of India several times, both at regular dinner and at the buffet. We generally much prefer buffets so we can really go to town on all types of Indian food. Taste of India has their buffets on Wednesday evenings and on the weekends.
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Taste of India is decorated nicely, better than many Indian restaurants. The bar is quite striking as well in terms of a suburban eatery. You are always greeted very warmly by staff. A nice bonus is you get pay at your table via their mini-iPad payment system.
We ordered our two favorite dishes: Chicken Tikka Masala and Palak Paneer. Both were good, although the day we ordered off the menu the Tikka Masala was missing some umph. When we returned another night for the buffet, it was much tastier.
If you are in need of Indian food on the Southside, I highly recommend Taste of India, even more so if you can hit up the buffet.