Absolutely delicious Indian food! I would highly recommend this place to any Indian food lover. Their buffet has a good variety of dishes for both meat lovers and vegetarians.
Very good selection for lunch buffet. Service is excellent and cost is reasonable.
Great room for a big group. The buffet was good, and we enjoyed the music.
Food excellent, service a bit slow but not an issue. Manager thanked us for coming and appeared really appreciative of the business. Have been here before, many years ago, atmosphere is traditional, not exciting but again great food.
While it's a beautiful restaurant to eat in, the service was pretty slow (although polite), and the waiter brought the wrong order. We chose not to correct him because we were hungry. When we asked for the remainder of our (wrong) dinner to be wrapped to go, he neglected to include the leftover naan, which had been a premium naan, and it should have been in the bag. It is not a $ but more of a $$, so that surprised us. Final review is that it is fine, but not worth the price point.
We arrived just before last orders and were welcomed by the manager to a virtually empty restaurant. The waiter was in a bit of a hurry but friendly enough. Our drinks and food arrived quickly and the food was excellent. We would go back at an earlier timeslot for better ambience.
If you want excellent Indian (mainly Punjabi) food, this is the place for you! It certainly is a place for me. Great for lunch (excellent buffet), and a really nice place for a special meal with friends, and an easy walk to the Winspear and Citadel. We had perfect service the other night. Everything we wanted when we wanted it without constant interruptions.
Excellent food - I hosted a party of seven guests. All were very pleased with the restaurant - including one guest from India who was very impressed with the authenticity of the cuisine. Great environment for conversation and an excellent dining experience. Very reasonable prices. I will use this venue for hosting and for personal dinners again.
Friendly staff and a wonderful variety of tastes and sensations.
The food and service was awesome. I m glad that I picked this place for my husband's birthday party. every one enjoyed the live music too ......overall it was a great experience.
The vegetarian biryani, medium spicy, was to die for! It had tofu which was a wonderful surprise! I would go back just for that, even though parking was a nightmare!
I first visited with friends during weekdays and all went well and due to this impression I took my family to experience that during weekend for Buffett, but on that day the service and availability of food on Buffett trays were terrible. Specially the hot items.
Zero value for money as I can get almost the same food for half the price in other restaurants.
Wonderful service and great food. An enjoyable lunchtime experience.
Live sitar and fun combo really adds to the ambience
Staff were pleasant, they could have been around to refill drinks earlier. Food was incredible, ambiance was really nice too.
Our server can be more knowlegeable and speak up a little bit more.
This is one of my favourite places to go for lunch downtown. Lots of seating and a great lunch buffet. It's fast, you eat what you like, try what you're curious about, and avoid what you dislike. Super easy. Super Fast. Great value.
Just be sure you don't tell your friends. The last thing I want is for it to get super busy!
The dishes out for the buffet on a Friday were good, but nothing special. If I was a vegetarian looking at that buffet, I'd be depressed to see no paneer dish or something similar. I know this restaurant to be better, and people do not go into Haweli expecting to see aaloo-gobhi and a laukee-palak with chholay and daal, as the only options. Can't fault the service though - both the wait staff and the kitchen go out of their way to be of help and make eating at Haweli a good experience.
Food is delicious, but lunch buffet lacks variety in curries. Overall, it is always worth for a nice lunch at real cheap price.
Buffet is very tasty although could use a bit more diversity. Space is open and comfortable. Service has to begged for and even then doesn't happen. No one asked if we needed anything, if the food was good, etc. We had to hail a "server" down for coffee which eventually came before our meal was done. A coffee refill required asking two different people. Not likely to return which is too bad because this used to be a favorite spot.
This restaurant was a huge let down. The ambiance was excellent but that was it. Food was ok but the biggest issue was service. We waited 20 minutes and finally had to flag down a waiter to get drinks. Waited another 10 minutes then flagged down a waiter to order. In fact not once did anyone approach us, we had to flag them down each time....even for the bill. Will never return.
We went here for Valentine's Day as it had many times still open to reserve. The place is not much to look at from the outside but is warm and inviting inside. The host barely spoke any English and at first we were hesitant if anyone was going to help us at our table as no one came. We guessed it was a buffet from watching everyone else and went to get our food. My husband is east Indian and he said it was fairly good. I personally have a hard time with spices but I rather enjoyed the variety of dishes as there were many with just a bit of spice. Plus we are both clean eaters and this food was fairly healthy for Indian food. I would go back again for sure, it was a good last minute find.
Booked this restaurant for 11AM for a business meeting and to impress my business guests with something different. When we arrived it wasn't open. Fortunately the Craperie next door was open and we had a great meal - my reputation was saved.
I don't know if its Open Table's fault or Haweli's but there seems to be a mis-communication - or Haweli just opens when they feel like it.
Good food and pretty good service. Just sad that they do not serve off-buffet specialities during lunchtime, at least on Fridays, but have some specials up on a board just as you enter the restaurant for lunch...
We ordered off the menu rather than the buffet and the food was excellent
This used to be a very good restaurant. But this new management has screwed it up completely. The Sat buffet dinner had very poor quality food. The appetizers in particular were the worst I've ever had.
Excellent every time! Consistently enjoy this place!
Not the type of restaurant you will notice, walking by. But I'm glad our online search for East Indian food pointed us here. Midweek we reserved, but didn't need to. It was very quiet. Food was delicious and authentic. Delightful waiter was very personable.
Visited Edmonton last week and found Haweli. Food was excellent, authentic, with generous portions. The server was very helpful and the atmosphere was great. Would definitely visit again.
Great food, good service, reasonably priced. Buffet food bowls always replenished. Lots of seating.