We arrived at 5:40 for a fashionably early dinner. The place is small -- maybe 10 tables -- and clean and uncluttered. It would not be a great destination for a date, since it's a plastic plate and flatware, "go through the buffet and get your food weighed" sort of affair (though you can order from the menu, though the buffet had such a good selection that doing so wouldn't make a lot of sense unless you were absolutely set on Chana Masala and it didn't happen to be on the buffet that day.) Other Indian buffets I have been to are all-you-can-eat, and I have to confess that I usually do more-than-I-should-eat and feel rather full and gross for the rest of the day. Since Mumbai Bistro charges $4.95 a pound for the buffet, and since I'm a thrifty sort of gal, I used moderation when dishing up the many gluten-free vegetarian offerings. My dinner, pictured below, weighed $5.17 worth, and was PLENTY of food, though if I could have gone back for seconds for free, I would have, keeping my track record of overeating at Indian Buffets intact.
Scott, a carnivore, said he also enjoyed his meal. He inhaled it actually. Ah, harmony among the culinarily diverse!
Mumbai Bistro, 930 Locust Street. A definite must. They are closed on Mondays.