Charkha Indian restaurant - downtown CLE
Went here for lunch buffet today, finally, been meaning to get there since they opened in May but that's how long it takes sometimes.
Overall, I give them a very high rating. I stuffed myself silly on the lunch buffet which was NOT EVEN NINE DOLLARS, and the food was very, very good. My only complaint was with the meat dishes - there were 3 of them, they were all chicken, and they were all cold and not very well prepared. If this was a subversive way to divert you to eating the vegetarian dishes, it worked very well, and was no problem with me as I love vegetarian stuff as well.
Hot, fluffy naan, more yeasty than other naan I have had which was fine with me. Curried lentils, amazing creamy spinach with chickpea puree, an awesome dish with potatoes, carrots, peas and spices, and an excellent mushroom dish. The dishes in general are more saucy/liquidy than what I've seen, but that may be because they're trying to avoid things drying out on the buffet line. They also had small potato pancake type things that were good and very different. There were a couple of chutneys, a raita and a couple of dessert things that I did not try (rice pudding and a sweetned fried milk ball thing) and a bit of green salad at the end for those who want that.
The veg. dishes were all very good and man am I stuffed. Will definitely be back.