Indian buffet at Vaibhav Indian Spice Journey in Jersey City

We've heard so many things about the little India in Jersey City, that we decided to check it out. We ate at Vaibhav, but it was not our first choice. No, we were supposed to eat at Vatan with a reservation at 12pm, but, after waiting close to 15 minutes in front of a closed door, we decided to go somewhere else. Don't be mistaken though: Vatan has nothing to do with the elegant Indian place in the city that I still need to discover. 

 Dining room at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Dining room at Vaibhav in Jersey City

 Dosa bar at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Dosa bar at Vaibhav in Jersey City

It was a Saturday and Vaibhav was proposing a buffet ($13.99 at the time of this post) that was quite nice, many dishes, with lots of chicken specialties as well as a nice choice of vegetarian dishes. They even had in the back a dosa bar that made delicious dahi puri. Overall the food was very good and seemed authentic, perfect if you like medium to spicy food. If you cannot stand even a bit spicy, do not bother. One negative was the service: I asked three times for the mango lassi I ordered...and never got it. I made sure it was not on the bill...So, overall good, and I would go back for some authentic Indian (by the way, when I asked my Indian colleagues for a recommendation weeks later, they mentioned Vaibhav...). 

Here are some of the dishes I ate:

Rice cheese balls (like arancini with spices!):

 Rice cheese balls at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Rice cheese balls at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Chicken 65 (don't ask me where the name comes from: no idea...):

 Chicken 65 at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Chicken 65 at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Pav Bhaji:

 Pav Bhaji at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Pav Bhaji at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Tandoori chicken:

 Tandoori chicken at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Tandoori chicken at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Chicken Biryani:

 Chicken biryani at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Chicken biryani at Vaibhav in Jersey City

I'll call this crackers: if anybody knows the exact name, please shoot me an email:

 Crackers at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Crackers at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Vegetarian fried rice and tofu in chili sauce:

 Vegetarian fried rice and tofu in chili sauce at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Vegetarian fried rice and tofu in chili sauce at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Kauai Paneer and aloo gobi:

 Kadai Paneer and Aloo Gobi at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Kadai Paneer and Aloo Gobi at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Dal fry and rice:

 Dal fry and rice at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Dal fry and rice at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Chicken tikka masala and goat curry:

 Chicken tikka masala and goat curry at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Chicken tikka masala and goat curry at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Dahi puri (made at the so called dosa bar):

 Dahi puri at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Dahi puri at Vaibhav in Jersey City

 Dahi puri at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Dahi puri at Vaibhav in Jersey City

 Dahi puri at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Dahi puri at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Naan bread:

 Naan bread at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Naan bread at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Gulab jamun:

 Gulab jamun at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Gulab jamun at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Kheer (rice pudding):

 Kheer at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Kheer at Vaibhav in Jersey City

Enjoy (I did)!

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Vaibhav - 737 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

 
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