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Haveli Indian Restaurant

Olivette, Missouri

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23 December 2019

Ate here based on good reviews. Food was good but was little disappointed by smaller fewer options/choices on lunch buffet

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5 November 2019

Stopped in to see if they have vegan food, they had 5 options on the buffet. (Probably more) she ordered me egg free bread and it was great tasting. Donno the bill yet but I'm happy! Edit: the bill was not bad at all for great tasting food ready to eat when you arrive im super happy to be a customer. Thank you for serving me again More...

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1 November 2019

Stopped in to see if they have vegan food, they had 5 options on the buffet. (Probably more) she ordered me egg free bread and it was great tasting. Donno the bill yet but I'm happy

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19 September 2019

Ordered the following items and rate them as:Paneer tikka masala: 5/5 (amazing)Garlic naan: 5/5Paneer tikka: 3/5 (needs more sauce and sauce could be thicker)Vegetarian appetizer sampler: (Nothing amazing or terrible)   Samosa: 3/5   Vegetable pakora: 3/5 (needs chaat masala)   Paneer tikka: 4/5   Aloo tikki: 4/5Service: 5/5 (Hema was very friendly)Ambiance: 4/5I will return and try the Malai Kofta next time.

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29 August 2019

My fiancee and I frequent this restaurant very often, considering how little we actually eat out anywhere... It is a great little spot in Overland right off of Page. Do NOT judge the restaurants in Overland by their exterior appearances or you will miss out on a lot of great food!We have always chosen to eat the food at the buffet when we have come in, and we have never been disappointed. The food is always warm and well-spiced, without fail, whether at lunch on a weekday or weekend dinner and everything in-between. They keep it well stocked, so the food will rarely run out completely (unless somewhat eats a ton of naan quickly), but they replenish the food very quickly.The two entree go-to's that have been on the buffet each time we've been to Haveli are the Chicken Tikka Masala and the Meatball Korma. Both are rich and decadent tasting, absolutely perfect on a bed of white rice with plenty of fresh Naan or Batura to mop up the sauce with. The onion and spinach Pakoras are usually on the buffet as an appetizer, and are a great salty, fried, decadent treat. The dessert that is always on the buffet is Gulab Jamun, which is great if you love honey and donut holes. We have tried more other foods on the buffet than I can possibly remember, and we have enjoyed all of them thoroughly.This will continue to be our favorite restaurant when we are craving Indian food and plan to return soon. Highly recommend!!! More...

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28 August 2019

I'm writing this review while still in the lobby because I'm that happy about finding this restaurant! everyone was so kind, and the food was better than I could have hoped for. I wish that I lived nearby so I could come back again and again! More...

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6 August 2019

Pretty vibrant food, visually. Taste is good/on spicier side. Be prepared for whole so spices in food... Can be unpleasant. Only picked up to go, but restaurant and bathroom were clean and well ventilated. More...

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31 July 2019

Food was overall good. Not a fan of the chicken. Quick service and all the food was hot. Disappointed I can't use my coupon on buffet. Lunch price of 9.99 is great tho.

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27 July 2019

After having been to Haveli's once we decided to celebrate my dad's birthday there. Wonderful service, delicious food that is spiced to each person's specification and generous serving. Thanks for a great birthday celebration! More...

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4 June 2019

Great food and reasonable priced! I love Indian cuisine and this has become my favorite. A lot of fresh food and seasoned to perfection, I love everything about the food. Staff was cool, they didn't get in your way nor where they annoying, really cool and laid back atmosphere and in my opinion, the best Indian buffet in St. Louis! More...

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2 June 2019

Wow, what a hidden gem in St. Louis! I'm the foodie out of my boyfriend and I but he could just not stop going on about his place while we were here. "6 stars!" "Mana from heaven" "You need to Yelp about this place""This butter carrot stuff is something I never knew I needed until now" But in all seriousness, I'd say this is definitely one of the best Indian restaurants in town, and for the weekend buffet price you really can't beat it. The servers were polite & attentive and the food delicious. We will definitely be back! More...

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29 May 2019

Oh baby do I want to rub that onion and spinach pakora all my naked body. Good lord jesus save me from the dirty thoughts clouding my once virgin mind while filling my fat face at this wonderful place. And just when I'm all hot and discombobulated the sweet mango lassi gets me ready for round two of the buffet. 2 thumbs and my crock pot up for this beauty. More...

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25 March 2019

This is my favorite Indian Restaurant. Everything is always fresh, flavorful,  and just the right amount of spice. My favorite is the "Bone-in Goat Curry". Staff has always been friendly and helpful. The dinner buffet is reasonably priced. Items are rotated on the buffet, so you do not have the same foods every time you visit. Great place, I highly recommend it to anyone that likes and appreciates Indian food. More...

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19 March 2019

Went there on Friday around 8:10 pm. They have buffet till 8:30 pm, but they were almost ready to close the restaurant. We were traveling, so we gave a shoot to try Karahi chicken and loved it. Optimum spices with little gravy. We ordered one Karahi Chicken with one extra rice. We could easily share our food . Will go again to St. Louis for Haveli. More...

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4 March 2019

I have been to quite a few Indian buffets in my day, and Haveli is a true standout. I find that a lot of Indian restaurants cheap out on their buffets and go light on the spices, but this is not the case here. Everything at Haveli is made with love and possesses the rich, complex flavors you expect from great Indian food. I used to work on Page and stopped in all the time, but my new office is sadly farther away. I still make a trip whenever I get a chance, and I never leave disappointed. In addition to the fantastic food, the owners are extremely friendly and always make me feel welcome. I couldn't recommend this place enough. More...

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20 December 2018

Holy heat! I ordered takeout today and couldn't even finish my chili chicken! I ordered the garlic naan, chili chicken, extra basmati rice, and a regular fountain drink. I didn't anticipate it being so up on the spice and heat due to another Indian restaurant I had recently visited but man, I was wrong. Still, it was delicious, packed with flavor, and worth the $23 spent. I hope to return, dine in person, and try their buffet. More...

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14 December 2018

Ordered pickup for an event for 12 people yesterday and everyone loved the samosas, pakoras, naan, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala, veggie curry, lamb kofta and saag paneer.  Wonderful service, from being very helpful when ordering to picking up at the restaurant.  I can tell they care about the quality provided to to-go customers as much as to those in the restaurant.  Big parking lot, by the way, so you don't have to worry about being able to get in and out easy when you pick up.   We'll be back again soon! More...

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17 November 2018

I have not had Indian food in a while so when my friend suggested this place I jumped at the opportunity. I ordered the samosa and the special chai to start. The chai was amazing and the samosa was tasty, but it wasn't spicy. This was defiantly westernized for a different pallet. It wasn't bad, but I wanted a bit more heat from the curried potatoes and peas. I also ordered a plain Lasi (rose flavored- YUMMM!) and Mali Kofta and Paratha. The lasi was great- not too sweet and well balanced with the rose water. I had ordered it to cut the spice of the samosa but it ended up being my dessert.The Mali Kofta was great-- that is such a lovely delicately spiced dish with subtle sweetness I was very pleased! The paratha was also great and buttery and crispy on the edges- I loved it.Overall it was a very nice place. The service was excellent and aside from my expectations of heat not quite being met, I have no More...

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6 October 2018

My fave Indian restaurant in STL! Great buffet but even fun ordering off the menu. So many veg options and enough meat to keep the meat eaters happy. Easy parking and excellent service. More...

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15 September 2018

Went here for dinner with a friend. This place is great. The ambiance is amazing! I can't praise the hospitality enough. The food is freshly made! I like the buffets. Apparently every evening they have buffets!! I tried all the dishes and topped it with rice pudding (kheer) and gulab jamun for desert ! More...

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15 September 2018

Happened to hit the buffet when we came to check it out one evening, and we were not disappointed. Great variety, flavor explosions in every dish, and nice heat. ..spicy, not oppressive, but great balance of heat in dishes that call for it. Simply delightful.Pleasant and engaging staff were just icing on the cake. We'll be back! More...

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12 August 2018

A warm greeting at the door by a funny charismatic gentleman. We ate every vegetarian option they had. Let me tell you, it was awesome. Best Mexican food on the block (inside joke) I would definitely come back again. Plenty of parking. Good location. Friendly staff. 5 stars all day! More...

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3 August 2018

Excellent food and service! I personally could have had most spices so I don't know if maybe they toned it down for the masses but it was still excellent. The people that work here are friendly and not fake. Real customer service is hard to find. More...

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3 August 2018

Well, if you have not been there you are missing alot, perfect, delicious food, nice people, clean, it is wonderful, sad thing is That I cannot eat any more! Try it in your lifetime :) you won't regret! More...

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24 July 2018

Such good service and food! I could eat here five times a week. The variety is great and the staples (masala, tandoori, naan) can't be beat. Love this place!

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22 July 2018

The best Indian Food ever! Not only is this place so friendly and welcoming but the food has so much flavor. The buffet is the best because you get to try almost everything. This place has won so many awards I see why. The best Indian in st Louis MO More...

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1 July 2018

Being less than three weeks new to this area, I'm still exploring the numerous varieties of restaurants in the area. Between seeing their sign on page every time I drive past and their great reviews here on yelp I decided to give them a try. To note: I don't think I've ever had Indian cuisine. So this was a first for me. Reading online, it was suggested that I try the chicken tikki masala. So flavorful! After just the first bite my decision to try Indian food and this particular restaurants Indian food I was validated in my decision. It's safe to say that I will try many more of their dishes. The reviews and awards this restaurant has received are justified. Awesome. More...

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16 June 2018

Shortly after moved to St Louis, I have been here so many times. Love the all day buffet. Sometimes you even get the goat curry in the buffet. You can expect almost every popular Indian items in the buffet. I also have ordered some deliveries from doordash. The briyani is great. More...

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13 June 2018

I look forward to making my way over to Haveli when I'm in the area. I always get the buffet and leave super happy with my meal.

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27 May 2018

The Tika Massala is the best I've ever had. Make sure you try the tiny donuts, also! I don't know what they're called but they're delicious :)

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26 May 2018

Amazing!  Came here for the Yelp member dinner invitation hosted by fellow Elite Yelp honcho Joshua H.  He did an excellent job for arranging it.  We get to shared our food experience stories from around the world.  We all had a great time talking about foods.  It was a pleasure meeting Caprice F., Jason J., Russ M , and the rest.  The owner Hema, and her son Parth was wonderful.  Parth took his time carefully explaining to us the foods in different part of India.  Not all Indian foods are the same.  Haveli serve northern Indian foods.  Whatever that mean but the naan was good, and fresh.  The chicken, and beef were good especially the beef meat balls.  That was my favorite.  There's so much veggies dishes.  If you are a herbivore this is heaven for you.  They have a full bar, and imported Indian beers.  Too bad I had to drive, and didn't have any.The place is huge.  Excellent for group gathering, or parties.  The waitress are very tentative, and we had never have to ask for refills. Great service.  If you like Indian foods, have not come in here yet, you are missing a lot.  This is one of the few places were your foods are being monitored by the owner before serving it to you.  Back in my days in NYC, I always eat at Jackson Height, Queens.  They have the best Indian foods there my friend.  Haveli gets 5 stars base on foods, service, and an owner who cares. More...

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26 May 2018

Been hear 5x now since finding it in October 2017 shortly after my move to STL. Been a fan since! I love Indian food done well as it offers such a combo of flavor, aroma, nutrition and culinary experience all in one. Having been a fan of popular Indian dishes like biryani, vindaloo, naan breads, tandoori chicken and chicken tikka masala, I had the bar set high for a place that does not just menu service but also a week long lunch and dinner buffet. Being just a mile from work makes this a great place to grab an affordable lunch thats consistent but just changing enough to expand my pallet each week. I have done dinner once and lunch 3 times as well as the UYE event I just held this past week which was great! The UYE brought in a new dish for me, the 'chicken 365' which is a spicy breaded chicken with onion and green pepper and garlic. Its got kick but its spice that builds the flavor not overpowers it. The other items were all my usual favorites I have come to enjoy here. I can say with confidence that the others who came out also did as well be it first timers or repeat customers like me. All had smiles on their face and stomachs full of goodness!Hamel and Parth, mother and son hold down the fort and have one amazing story to tell for sure. Hamel has had the business for 8 years now and the wall inside the entrance proves they have something going with year after year of RFT best Indian restaurant awards. Aks them both about what they used to do or plan to be doing soon and the answer may really surprise you! As long as the doors remain open, the kitchen is clicking and the buffet is hot, I will be a regular at Haveli for a good long while. I think anyone reading this should be too! Go see and thank me later. More...

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25 May 2018

I used to live in Maryland Heights and would always pass Haveli when driving on Page toward 170. I always wanted to try it, but never got the chance until last night! I attended a UYE here where we enjoyed the buffet for dinner. The food selection is really good, featuring both meat and vegetarian selections. The food was also very fresh and flavorful! The service was also superb! Everyone was very nice, informative, accommodating, and friendly! The buffet featured my favorite chicken tikka masala and some delicious sweet balls (they tasted like pancakes in small ball form dipped in syrup). I also really enjoyed the Chicken 65, which was brought out separately from the buffet. It was spicy and had good flavor, but wasn't unbearably spicy.It may have been my first time here, but I know for a fact it won't be my last! More...

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24 May 2018

Best Indian in town! I'm glad they have the buffet in the evening - it is always consistently delicious. The owner, her son and the staff are great, always a warm, welcoming environment.

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24 May 2018

Went as part of a Yelp event and had the buffet. Fantastic! Everything was fresh and amazing! The owner was friendly, funny and very helpful. Go check it out.

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24 May 2018

First and foremost, thank you Josh for putting this on, it was a great evening! Now onto the food! I have to say I have had my share of Indian food in the area and this is, by far, one of the best. Sometimes when you visit a restaurant and it is a buffet style Eatery, you lose quality in the food and most definitely in the service. Everything that I tried was very well prepared and you can taste the pride and love that the owners put into the food. Our hosts were gracious and kind and I would highly recommend an evening out with friends here. My wife and I look forward to our next visit and we will most definitely be coming back. More...

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8 May 2018

Our first Indian cuisine experience and we loved it! The owner is extremely nice and the food was excellent. Customer service was awesome! I'll definitely be visiting again

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3 May 2018

We ordered here Paneer tikka masala and cheese garlic naan, plus rice the rice were little uncooked  but the rest of the things tasted really nice. Also Shpuld try Samosas here best I had In usa till now. More...

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27 April 2018

Decent Indian option that is fairly close to my house. I need to try more of the menu but got a pretty decent sampling with the buffet. The veggie options outnumbered the meat options which was just fine by me. I enjoyed the saag, the korma, and the chicken tikka masala which were all good renditions of classic dishes. The chicken curry was ok but not my favorite. Their naan was also just ok - not the best I've ever had but Naan is always better freshly ordered rather than out of a buffet so I'd probably give it another chance a time I choose to opt out of the buffet or order take ou. Their buffet is clean, well stocked, nicely labeled and has a good variety of food. The staff are friendly and helpful. I also like that they offer the buffet for dinner too since many Indian restaurants the buffet is a lunch only option. You can of course still just order off the menu if you prefer that. More...

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25 April 2018

Best Indian food in town!!! I usually go for lunch and have the buffet.  It always looks so delicious and is replenished quickly. The owners are so sweet! If you have never tried Indian cuisine before, this is the place to go! Although I will warn you, you will want to go back again and again!! More...

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22 April 2018

We're always on the lookout for new Indian restaurants. House of India and Saffron are two favorites. We dined at Haveli last night and enjoyed it tremendously. I ordered the chicken karahi, my wife the lamb biryani. Both wonderful. Friendly surroundings. It's a new favorite. More...

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21 April 2018

Second time here. Had buffet first time, the mango chicken second time. All has been amazing. Thanks a million for good food and great service!

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31 March 2018

Family owned. Friendly staff. Delicious food. Great place for vegetarians, vegans, and lovers of Indian food. This is my favorite place for a comforting meal. If you want to try a variety, go to the lunch buffet (Tues-Sun) or order off the menu any time. More...

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31 March 2018

Excellent lamb vindaloo. Spicy and tender. Garlic naan was very fresh. Used uber eats for delivery and it was really fast and arrived very hot.

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21 March 2018

A four or five! I really couldn't decide!  I choose four because, although my husband and I choose the buffet, there are still soon many options on the menu to experience. The buffet was clean and had a great selection of rice, veggies, and meat options.   Definitely try the Saag Paneer and Veggie Vindaloo (I think that is what it was with potatoes, green beans etc.). In addition to the food, we met the owner as we paid and she, along with her staff, were very friendly and informative!  They do a great job.  I cannot wait to come back to try more delicious food! More...

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10 March 2018

UPDATE:Haveli has gone through a few changes over the last year or so, and I apologize for failing to follow up here (I just missed it somehow). The buffet is now an all-the-time, every-time thing, and this is a big plus!  The ala carte is great, but pricey - the buffet allows you to eat both cheaply and until you're ready to die from over eating!Food wise, Haveli remains consistenly excellent, but the service has become a little more hit and miss.  While I know that Haveli is family owned, I'm not certain who is and isn't family, so attributing these changes to family is just speculation - however... I've had at least two seatings where the server literally spoke no English other than what was on the menu (and badly at that).  Their attitude was really good - they WERE trying, but without being able to communicate, it's impossible to provide any kind of realistic service (of course, the new buffet all the time decision makes this less important most of the time).  Despite being buffet all the time, you CAN still order ala carte, so if you're in the mood for a huge order to go, this is still a great choice (but a bit on the high side for price).Haveli has been playiong around with loaylty and internet based programs to provide delivery - we'll have to see how that works out.  The first two loyalty systems both disappeared before we could claim any of our seatings, and none of the (now 3 or 4 loyalty plans since they opened) newer loyalty systems carried forward the balances of the prior ones.  Since we've got around 40 seatings, I am hoping that some day, maybe 10 years and four more loyalty programs down the road, we can get a free meal, but...Haveli is now an old timer in the neighborhood, and has been the Peoples Choice more than once: and they still produce EXCELLENT food, in a SUPER friendly environment!  They are one of this neighborhood's few real treasures, and we are prayng that the recent spate of restaurant closures in this area will pass by Haveli completely (it would kill me if Haveli closed. Seriously!). More...

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