I love Indian buffets. All that variety. The medley of flavors and spices. It can make an Indian food lover melt. Salaam Bombay has perhaps the best and most extensive lunchtime buffet in Manhattan, seven days a week.
The food is fresh and flavorful. You'll line up for salads, appetizers and some tasty standards like tandoori chicken, lamb rogan josh, chicken tikka, etc. There are also vegetarian dishes and desserts. The offerings vary from visit to visit.
Expect the place to be crowded on weekdays, but not so much on weekends when you can substitute Indian buffet for the usual, predictable brunch fare that's served all over the city.