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1223 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691-2709
+1 916-375-8906
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are fond of Indian food. There is an Indian restaurant in George Town in Malaysia. When we go to Malaysia, we always connect it with that banana leaf restaurant. This one in Sacramento, over beat that one definitely. Chicken massala what we ate, is absolutely the best of ever! Luckily we did not go to a restaurant by the... More 

Thank Ali C
Elk Grove, California
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92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious and reasonably priced Indian food. The mango ice cream for dessert is wonderful. Indian tea comes with the lunch buffet. Fresh naan bread is brought directly to one's table. The cheese/spinach dish (paneer?) is great. Nice ambience.

Thank Charlotte S
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I went during lunch time and believe me they know how to cook and service was also so good. It was exactly as the 4+ rating on google that I had found .....

Thank Sandeepan M
Ashland, Oregon
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117 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Pooja is among your better options for Indian in the Sacramento area, but it doesn't come close to even the simplest "Taj Mahal" you find in most English villages. It not only offers the almost-universal lunch buffet, it also offers the buffet for dinner, as well. Service was adequate on my visit when I ordered off the menu, but the... More 

Thank GeezerEd
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Kind service, great food, priced well and great parking. Thank you Poojah staff for a great lunch. Vegetable Biriyani, Chang Masala, Bhutara, Saag Paneer, Yellow Dal, Dhaal Makhani, Mixed Vegetables, Punjabi Curry, Aloo-Pakora, Mixed Vegetable Pakora, Goat Curry, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Makhani, Lamb Curry, and Fish Pakora. Mango Ice Cream too.

Thank Art H
West Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I have been coming here to eat for about 8 years now. I have recommended this place to all of my friends. People who say they "don't like Indian food" find they really like the Indian food here. The owner is the sweetest lady and she will help you make a decision. Their buffet lunch is a HUGE hit, as... More 

Thank CaitySue55
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Hi, This place has food so good it makes me wonder if I had died and gone to heaven (or, nirvana). The waitstaff are kind and intuitive. Hands down the best Indian food in Sacramento and quite possibly Northern California. Priced affordably, seasoned deliciously and served with grace. What else can you ask for... mango ice cream... got that too!!!... More 

Thank Art H
Sacramento, CA
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190 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is my long-time "go-to" place for Indian food at lunch. The buffet offers wonderful choices of vegetarian and meat-based dishes and the service is excellent (they have come to "almost know me" personally over my 7 years as a regular customer). Samosas are superb and the Vegetarian Thali dinner has flavors that are so impressive even I (who loves... More 

1 Thank gparrott
West Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I only have visited Pooja during the lunch buffet. It is very tasty. They would get more $$ per visit if they asked you what you wanted to drink when they sat you though. As it is they wait until you've already been given iced water and few ever order something to drink that I've noticed. The nan is good... More 

Thank JCBuckster
West Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place is a must visit place for all indian food lovers. They serve really nice food. For indians, they make food authentic spicy (if you ask for). We love visiting this place. Their chicken and other vegetarian dishes are really nice. With yummy desserts. Only concern is they are closed on Sundays.

Thank Anish A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691-2709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-375-8906

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?