Service is efficient and reserved — with the exception of owner Hema Patel, who works the floor during lunch and dinner with a smile and attention to each table. When I order a bottle of Kingfisher, the well-known Indian lager, to accompany my lamb vindaloo, she takes the time to describe three new Indian beers her distributor has added to her list and persuades me to try the Hayward 5000, a more fully flavored lager that pairs beautifully with my meal.

Diners at Haveli's buffet
Diners at Haveli's buffet

Location Info



9720 Page Ave.
Overland, MO 63132

Category: Restaurant > Indian

Region: Olivette/ Overland



Go into the kitchen at Haveli in our 18-photo slideshow.

Navratan korma...$11.99
Lamb vindaloo...$14.99
Goat curry...$15.99
9720 Page Avenue, Overland; 314-423-7300.
Hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily. Dinner 5-10 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 5-9 p.m. Sun.

When we finally emerge from the restaurant into the pleasant evening, it's less like unsealing ourselves from a container than stepping out of a reverie. This, then, is the power of a good restaurant. It doesn't have to change your life or prompt epiphanic drooling. It can transport you — not simply to another place, but to a place you didn't even realize you wanted to go.

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