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Maharaja for the win!

Milwaukee's best lunch buffet, 2012

For the sixth straight year, October is Dining Month on, presented by Concordia University. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2012."

Your votes are in, Milwaukee, and you have selected the winners of OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2012. We're announcing the results of this readers' poll, including our editors' pick, in a series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on

Milwaukee has a variety of great lunch buffets, but once again readers declared the East Side's Maharaja, recently under new management, to be the very best. It beat out Casablanca by just a few votes.

The daily lunch buffet offers a large selection of Indian soups, vegetarian favorites like palak paneer (spinach cooked with homemade cheese), chicken and beef curries and gulab jamun – those little fried dough balls dipped in sweet syrup.

Plus, the service is good, the atmosphere is lively and nobody walks away hungry. The only problem is working after such a feast might be a challenge.

The editors also chose an Indian buffet, but this time, at Mayura. The restaurant has an fresh, affordable spread of food everyday. editors' choice: Mayura


2. Casablanca
3. Mamma Mia's
4. The King & I
5. The Buffet (Potawatomi Bingo Casino)
6. China Gourmet
7. Singha Thai
8. Genghis Khan Mongolian Barbecue
9. Jing's
10. Mayura
11. Seoul Korean Restaurant
12. East Garden
13. Thai Palace
14. Mekong Cafe


hardgeminiguy | Oct. 17, 2012 at 8:09 p.m. (report)

Why no addresses, phone numbers listed in ALL runner-ups? Common sense to me. You are making it difficult for readers to find these GREAT restaurants. A usual problem on this site.

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hardgeminiguy | Oct. 17, 2012 at 8:04 p.m. (report)

The buffet #5 should be much higher on the list if not number one.

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