If you want really fantastic Indian food for a great price, then you must head to Samosa House. As someone who did long-term travel through India, this is the only place I have been to in the States (NY included) whose food actually brings me back to India, No greasy Americanized tika masala here...instead you'll find a lovely array of veg buffet dishes--South Indian coconut curry, jackfruit, lentils, etc. The space, a lovely Indian market, is a delight as well. I just went to India Sweet and Spices on Venice Blvd because I happened to be nearby, assuming it would be the same, and it is a world of difference. As a Culver City resident, Samosa House is by far my favorite neighborhood joint and is leagues apart from other Indian buffets in town.
Pros: delicious authentic food
Cons: hole in the wall, which I like, just know that before you go