We went to Rajdhani (1667 Oak Tree Road, Edison) Wednesday.
Nano-review: They can’t all be winners.
Longer review: They supposedly open at noon, but when we arrived about 12:45, they were just unlocking the door and turned on the “Open” sign (maybe because they saw us pull up?). There was some explanation about someone changing the water meter, but it seemed awfully coincidental.
Obviously we were the only customers, and no one else arrived when we were there. Even though they didn’t open until 12:45, I got the impression that the buffet had been sitting out since noon, because everything was room temperature.
The cuisine here is Gujrati (Kathiyawadi/Jain/Swaminarayan), so very little will be familiar to people used to the more common Indian cuisines. What we had (as best as I can tell) was Kichu, Ringan Ravaiya (eggplant), Palak Paneer, dhal, Ringna Vatan (peas and onions), Carrot Sambharo, dry vegetable curry,idli in yogurt, rice, and roti. There was also something that looked like short pieces of spahetti in tomato sauce. (Pictures below.)
The roti was good, the kichu was not bad, but everything else suffered from being at basically room temperature.
The kicker was that the lunch buffet was $14 each (including tax, but not tip). That’s too much for mediocre food.
(This is rated very highly on Yelp, which makes me wonder if the good reviews are from friends and family.)