Tom Sietsema, the food critic for Washington Post, denied my friends request. I take it somewhat personally. Granted, you can't blame a guy for not wanting to add a complete stranger but, then again, the guy has added 400+ people to his friend's list since I sent him my request. Clearly he's not being too selective.
Whatever, Mr. Sietsema and I never really saw eye to eye when it came to restaurants. The fries at Hooked? It wasn't that good. I certainly wouldn't make a special trip over it. That Fish Ford whatever place? I think I'd rather eat at Red Lobster. Well, maybe we'll agree over Curry Club, located near the Wegman's in Ashburn.
First off, I remember when that place was the kebab place... or was it the pizza place... Regardless, I always find it a bit distracting when a restaurant is closed and reopened as something completely different, only with the same interior. I get that the owner wants to save money and redecorating is very expensive but, come on now, at least paint the walls a new shade or something, you know?
As for the food...
It was good but nothing spectacular. I didn't see any of the goat curry that Sietsema talked about and, to be honest, the other Indian buffet a mile away (at the Ashburn Village Shopping Center) tastes just a smidge better. I will say their naan was pretty fantastic.
Overall, it was definitely a pleasant experience and we left feeling very satisfied but if we're in the mood for an Indian buffet I think we'll go to the other one in Ashburn.
I can't believe I even like Indian buffets. My sister took me to my very first one over a decade ago. I had already made up my mind that I hated Indian food before even trying it and I swore to my sister that I would never visit an Indian buffet again. So, so far, she has been right about Indian food and show tunes.