If you are craving authentic Indian cuisine in the Orlando region, Aashirwad is a great choice. They offer an affordable all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, plus it's super convenient to Universal Studios, I-Drive, and most popular attractions. Stop by for some tasty Indian food after a long day in the sun.
Aashirwad Indian cuisine is one of 3 Orlando area Indian restaurants started by Amit Kumar of Northern Indian, who studied at the culinary school of New Delhi. The restaurant's menu incorporates modern as well as Indian street food. Everything is scratch made and totally delicious.
The best time to visit is during lunch hours when you can indulge an all-you-can-eat buffet. If you are new to Indian food, this is the way to go as you can mix and match various entrees and appetizers for one low price. A thali is also a great deal - both veg and non veg versions available. Try the Aloo Gobi or Palak Paneer. Each Thali comes with an entree (from a selected list), basmati rice, lentils, a samosa, and Naan Bread.
The buffet includes a mix of vegetarian and non vegetarian appetizers. Delicious naan and rice pudding are also included. Highlights include samosa, Kadhai Paneer and Chicken Saag. The food is definitely on the spicy side, so consider ordering from the menu if you have a low tolerance for spice. If you do decide to order an entree, I recommend the Palak Paneer.
Service is very helpful and attentive. The staff has no problem answering any questions you may have. Refills are always on time and plates are cleared quickly. The buffet is not self-service, although the staff does a good job with the unique set up.
The ambiance is modern and attractive. The decor and layout are very appealing. This is a great place for a casual and delicious meal.
Overall, Aashirwad is probably your best bet for an authentic Indian dining buffet experience in Orlando. The interesting modern dishes, diversity of vegetarian choices, beautiful ambiance, and great service put it near the top of the list. That being said, you must come prepared to handle a lot of spice!