Rangoli Indian Cuisine, 3055 East Walton Boulevard, Auburn Hills, 248-370-3800
Rangoli Indian Cuisine opened ten years ago and quickly became a favorite for Metro Detroiters. The restaurant, which has a smaller location in Sterling Heights, was named HOUR Detroit's "Best of Metro Detroit 2003" and Metro Times' "Best Indian" in its "Best of Detroit" from 2002-2004.
The restaurant was recently renovated in October 2010 and now features a chic bar in addition to ample seating in two separate dining areas. A variety of domestic and Indian beers and cocktails are available.
What really makes Rangoli a favorite destination for many locals, including students from nearby Oakland University, is its delectable native Indian dishes and affordable prices.
Rangoli's popular lunch buffet is affordable and draws in a large crowd, and the restaurant even brings in live musicians to play traditional Indian music on Fridays. Children can order the specially-priced lunch buffet or a combo meal that includes a popular entree, rice, drink and a dessert.
The restaurant also caters and has its own banquet facility for weddings and other large events.
Recommended dishes: Veggie Samosa, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Tandoori, Vegetable Jalfrazie, Naan
Prices: Appetizers $3.45-$9.25; Soups and Salads $1.45-$3.75; Entrees $8.95-$15.95; Lunch buffet $8.45 (adults) and $3.95 (kids under 10); Feast for Two $27.95-$32.95.
Credit cards: All major
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-10:30 p.m.; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.