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Naan-Delivery (Mehek Indian Banquet & Restaurant)

Mehek Indian Banquet & Restaurant, 2495 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ
Open 7 days: 11:30AM - 10PM Su-Th; 11:30AM - 10:30PM F & Sa
(609) 213-6676   Website    Google Maps

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mehekMehek is the 3rd Indian restaurant to operate out of this location in the Lawrence Shopping Center. Newly redecorated, the current instantiation is a pleasant place to dine for lunch or dinner, with a few extra bonuses (such as it delivers to much of Trenton). There is an large back dining room which is reserved for private events. Cuisine is mainstream Mughlai (the Indo-Pakistani cuisine of northwestern India) that was the first to crack the US restaurant scene.

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The weekday lunch buffet

If you know and like Indian food, you’ll find little surprising at Mehek, but little not to like. I’ve only sampled food at the well-appointed lunch buffet. The spicing is somewhat bland to my palate, but provides a nice selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Meat at Mehek is Halal, and in my two visits, it’s always been chicken. Each buffet offered 3 chicken options: Tandoori – baked in a clay oven, Chicken Tikka Masala, plus a 3rd curried chicken that varied each visit. There was also an appetizer, dal, plus 3 vegetarian preparations. The food is quite rich, but not overpoweringly so compared to many Indian restaurants. Perhaps learning from its sister restaurant in Princeton, the menu clearly labels dairy-free and gluten-free options (though signage at the buffet is not so helpful).

During weekday lunches, it’s $10.95 for all-you-can eat (Dec 2016 prices), including dessert, which is competitive with other local Indian restaurants, and objectively a bargain. If you don’t have a huge appetite, the menu offers fixed-portion “lunch specials” that range in price from $7 to 9. These include 3 egg options, including a Masala omelet which presumably is made fresh to order; and vegetable, chicken, and lamb “plates”. Box lunches for take-out or delivery are $7 to $10. Dinner is a la carte only: entrees are $13.95-15.95. On the weekends, there’s a more elaborate buffet “brunch” that’s $14.95.

The restaurant delivers ($25 minimum) within a 4 mile radius. That means that much of central downtown Trenton, Mill Hill, and most of Hiltonia are within the delivery range.

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  1. We had dinner there on a Tuesday night — only a couple of tables were occupied. The food was good (not the best Indian food I’ve ever had, but definitely good), and reasonably priced for the quality. I had the lamb saagwala (lamb and spinach with spiced sauce), and Jon Carl had the chicken tikka masala. The hot pepper garlic naan was great. Incidentally, Mehek has two locations — on Nassau in Princeton and this one. It looks like prices in Lawrenceville are cheaper.

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