Thursday, April 3, 2014

Maharajah Restaurant: Feasting like a Maharajah

Restaurant: Maharajah
3711 Highway 6 South, Houston, Texas 77082
Buffet or a-la-carte: Buffet
Date of visit: 3/22/14

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Salam/hey guys! Today I will be revieweing another Indian restaurant: Maharajah Restaurant. Maharajah is located in the middle of Highway 6 right after the bridge that goes over the Westpark Tollway. I find it interesting how it is in the middle of a very busy stretch of a heavily traveled road. Now I normally do not eat at Indian restaurants because I can get the exact same food that is at these restaurants at my house cooked by my own mother. The only times I usually go to Indian/Pakistani restaurants is if I take out for the family (Like I did with Tempura), or if we go out together to eat somewhere. In this case, it was just me and my father, since my mom and sister were in Kansas. This was really special for me, as this was the first time in years I had gone out and eaten with my own father. When I was in Saudi, I would always go once a month to the mall and go go-karting, and then eat. Every couple of Fridays after Friday Prayer, he and I would go and eat biryani at our favorite hole-in-the-wall place. I would always see the workers make the biryani in giant pans and serve it to the overcrowded customers, whether they were taking out or dining in. Flash forward to 2014, I have hung out with him only 3 times ever since moving to Houston in 2006. The reason for this is because he has been bombarded with his work at his office, and I have been busy working towards getting into college in high school, and then working towards being a successful engineer in college. I was free because it was still Spring Break, and he was free because it was during his lunch break, since he went to work on a very important project for his company. I went and picked him up and we went to the restaurant.

Let The Experience Begin!
Most of the restaurant is occupied by the party hall next door. I met up with the owner, who knows my dad since my dad comes regularly for lunch during the weekdays with his colleagues. It turns out, that most of the business comes from catering and the party hall. Apparently the restaurant is very popular because they serve excellent catering food and also excellent party food. After being served water, we were ready to eat.

Let's Eat!
Lunch time is a buffet! This is not your average buffet. They actually make the food fresh after every round, unlike others who just reheat the same food. The buffet offers were rice, butter chicken, daal, chicken curry, lamb curry, saag paneer, pakoras (deep fried eggpants), and the sauces (raita, chili, etc.). But that is not all. Along with the buffet, you get free chicken tikka and naan! Usually, my dad would get specially made kababs, but they were not available when we visited. We both drank water. My dad paid, so I have no idea what the prices for the buffet are.

Nothing particularly interesting about the menu. It's exactly like any other Indian restaurant.

The Plate

The Verdict:
I can't believe I am saying this, but this was actually good! This is surprising as this is an Indian/Pakistani restaurant. All the curries were flavorful. The chicken tikka was incredibly tasty, and so was the naan. The rice was also great. The food was washed down with a glass of water. Overall, two thumbs up.
The service was great. The owner himself made sure that we were ok. There were constant water refills, which kept us hydrated, and he got extra naan when we requested it. What I really liked was that he made sure that the food was freshly made and not reheated.

So if you want some good food south of I-10, then you should seriously consider checking this place out. Sure it gets majority of their business from catering and the party hall, but their buffet is seriously worth trying. I'll hopefully convince my parents to get food from here for my wedding in the future.

Service: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Total: 18/20 = 90% (A)
Pricing: $$ out of $$$$

3711 Highway 6 South, Houston, Texas 77082
Phone: (281) 531-6644
Website: None
Facebook: None
Timings: Mon-Sun: 11 AM - 11 PM
Caters: Yes

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1 comment:

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