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India Palace Restaurant Restaurant Review: If it weren’t for the fact that much Indian food seems to hold well over steam, we’d be just as happy to see buffets banished; they’re often nothing more than exercises in mediocrity. Nevertheless, India Palace’s siren song of steam and samosas manages to seduce diners at all hours, and many of the buffet items sampled are perfectly fine, all the while seeming tamed-down just as the environment has been ratcheted up to take advantage of pretty-in-pink digs. Yet straight from the kitchen, flaky fish tandoori, served sizzling and spitting on a cast-iron platter, flaunts its yogurt-and-spice crust, while any of the incendiary vindaloo preparations are strictly for initiates. For the more cautious palate, consider chicken or fish masala or perhaps one of the many vegetarian dishes, such as mushroom matar masala or the classic saag paneer of spinach and homemade cheese. A dish of frozen mango malwa caps a meal nicely. Avoid the pallid pistachio ice cream, however.