A favorite at Taste of Chicago, Arya Bhavan's all-vegetarian cuisine is a favorite among critics as well:
"We are regulars here. We love the food. They don't just serve the same old vegetarian Indian food. They are creative and innovative. So it is not always the same. We always know we will be taken care of, no matter what our dietary requirement. And the weekend buffets are amazing. During the week they serve Talis which are great too."
"Great vegan fare and now they are adding some raw vegan specialties! How wonderful to have yet another raw restaurant choice in Chicago. Very pleasant place!"
"Hands down most vegan friendly Indian joint in the city of Chicago."
"I can't wait to go back. Nom nom NOM! Oh, and I'll need to buy a bigger belt (and pants) to accommodate all the food I shoved down my mouth. It's that good."
"Sumptuous vegetarian buffet" ... "Had us returning for seconds. And thirds." [Read entire review]
"One of the best" ... "The complex spicing and multiple textures -- sturdy chickpeas; crisp, lacy lentil pancakes; chewy flatbread -- keep taste buds so busy that most meat eaters won't mind the change."
In an article on the best Chicago buffets, the Tribune said "For five years Arya Bhavan has been serving what is arguably the best Indian buffet in the city -- and it's all vegetarian."
And in another article on Chicago's best buffets, the Tribune singled out Arya Bhavan for our "excellent" sambar soup and "delicious" Indian sloppy joes, and they called our chana masala "one of the best around."
Recommended – "This is a terrific restaurant for vegetarians (a vegetarian can have the bizarre experience here of being able to eat EVERYTHING on the buffet table) and nonvegetarians alike." [Read entire review]
Time Out Chicago:
"Vegetarians and vegans hit pay dirt with this completely meat-free spot." [Read entire review]
Conscious Choice Magazine:
"The dishes at Arya Bhavan provide a delicious array of flavors. The curries, lentils, yogurts, and vegetables are tantalizing and truly offer a gift to your palate."