Amrit Indian Cuisine opens

Roselanders are already buzzing about the brand new Amrit Indian Cuisine (443 Dutton, Santa Rosa) that opened last week. The space has been a revolving door for restaurants, most notably the former Trisha’s Lumpia House and most recently a Chinese restaurant.  BiteClub hit the $8.99 lunch buffet last week, which included an impressive selection of vegetarian and meaty dishes (lamb, chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken) along with fresh naan.

The opening comes on the heels of Sizzling Tandoor closing their short-term curry and naan spot at the downtown Santa Rosa mall – which always seemed a bit shoehorned into the former Mongolian Grill spot, but a nice local addition to the chain eateries that dominate.

Subway will move into the spot. Wheee.

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  1. Just to let everyone know, but unfortunately Amrit has closed down! :( We were really bummed out because this was our favorite place in SR and in Son. County really. Hopefully they’ll reopen somewhere else!

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  2. I started going to Amrit’s lunch buffet as soon as I heard about it. I love it and eat there once or twice a week. Excellent, fresh food, great owners and chef. They make the best saag and naan. I have not been disappointed and their desserts are wonderful. It might seem out of the way because it’s tucked in Roseland, but it’s really very easy to access off 101. Give it a try!

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  3. Sorry, but I thought the lunch buffett while plentiful was some of the worst Indian food I’ve had. The naan was fresh but a bit gummy and I would not go back. I’m really looking for a replacement for Karma restaurant in Cotati.

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  4. We tried the buffet yesterday. Excellent sides and great Naan. Still getting the kinks out. They don’t change out their Tandor Chicken often so it is probably best to get there at 11:30 when they open or you may get chicken that has been sitting on the steam table for some time. I assume they will correct this with customer feedback. The chicken in the tikki masala was a little tough. Again, the better Indian Buffets keep the sauce warm and drop the freshly BBQ’s chicken into the steam table instead of making the batch in advance and reheating.

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    • Indian buffets live and die by turnover. What I loved most about this buffet was the impressive number of dishes (though a lot had a sort of baby food consistency that kind of freaked me out a little). You just don’t always get that much diversity — tandoor, curries, vegetarian stuff — for such a good price.

      But folks will need to support the restaurant to keep the quality high. So…go eat there!

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  5. Went there for lunch today and it was great. Just walking in to such great smells was a treat. The food was fresh, varied, and well spiced. Will be going back again for sure. The new maps on the website is a great help too.

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  6. Just went there for lunch. Good buffet items, very fresh, excellent naan and chai. Two thumbs up.

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  7. LOVE the new map on the website! & the link to getting directions

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    • Thanks, yeah, it’s a cool feature. I have to go back and add the maps to older posts.

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  8. I was sad to see Karma Bistro in Rohnert Park/Cotati go too. They were there for 10 years…they had great naan! I’m looking forward to trying this place…

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    • Didn’t know they went under, too. Bummer.

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  9. I loved that place in Windsor! I ran into his daughter-in-law at Sizzling Tandoor recently. She said that the landlords raised their rent way to high and they couldn’t afford it. I guess after they moved they lowered the rent and offered it back to the same people that had the spot before them. It sounded pretty messed up to me.

    Thanks for the heads up on this, I LOVE Indian food and I am always looking try new spots.

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  10. What happened to the family that owned the GREAT Indian restaurant in Windsor? I believe they used to own the Sizzling Tandoor years ago. The Windsor restaurant was the very best.
    Kay

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  11. Brian-this new Amrit has the same chef that was in that little Indian place you’re referring to in Petaluma! We enjoyed his excellent, familiar naan today at their buffet. It’s a really tasty buffet with many great choices. I especially loved their saag/spinach and chicken tikka masala, but the desserts were also lovely. See you there! :)

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  12. Brian, try the new place where the last 2 Indian restaurants have been (by CVS), it’s Turkish now and quite good, even the bread!

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  13. Oh man. Nothing beats really good naan. I was bummed to see that the little Indian place in Petaluma’s KMart/Longs center closed and has reopened as something else. They had really good naan.

    Heather, thanks for the news!

    Cheers
    Brian
    http://norcalwingman.com

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