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“Very Good Indian food in the AV” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Malhi Indian Cuisine

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Malhi Indian Cuisine
Ranked #19 of 206 Restaurants in Palmdale
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
AV, California
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Very Good Indian food in the AV”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

My family regularly eats at Malhi's in Palmdale. Indian food is one of our favorites and Malhi's is a very good option for a decent price.
They have a lunch buffet every day and, for those who don't want to eat 'all you can eat', there is a low-cost lunch special - two entrees, rice, & bread etc. for 5 bucks or so.
There are about a dozen buffet choices about half of which are vegetarian and a few are vegan. There is also a fruit and chutney bar with one or two desserts. The buffet also includes choice of plain or garlic Nan.
My favorites include their Chai, the lentil soup (always part of the buffet), and they make a vegan version of Aloo Saag but made with tofu instead of cheese.
If you're ever going through the AV at lunchtime, its worth a small detour off the freeway for Malhi's.

  • Visited December 2011
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Lancaster, CA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food! The place is old and a bit...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2010

Great food! The place is old and a bit run down, but I loved it and would recommed it to anyone who likes Indian food.

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palmdale, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrible indian cuisine; will never come back”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2009

Their buffet is terrible; most of the time, you don't even know what you are biting into. The food looked really old; the rice is stale and dry. The salad buffet is pathetic and on top on all, it's OVERPRICED!!!!
The service is terrible; the lady at the counter seems like she is constipated or so; doesn't even have a smile on her face. I wasted $10 for a mini-buffet while I could have gone somewhere else for a lot more decent food. Don't ever go there if you are looking for Indian food; it SUCKS! I will never come back again!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Decent Indian food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2009

Went to Malhi on a Monday night at ~7pm. There were only two people there when we arrived. They left after finishing their meal, and my friend and I were the only two in the restaurant. The plain nan was OK. I had chicken tikka masala that was very tasty and a good portion. It was not the best I've ever had, but decent. The place was clean, and our waitress was attentive and friendly. I would travel quite a long ways for a 4 star rating, so I only rank this as 3 stars. Nevertheless, decent food at a decent price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2008

Best Indian food in the A.V.!

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