A south Indian restaurant located in Downtown Buffalo is opening a second location on Hertel Avenue. The owner of Chennai Express is supersizing his success by taking on a rather large undertaking in the form of the former Taste of Thai (now Taste of Siam on Elmwood). Taste of Thai is a big footprint for any restaurant, but if the food is as good as it is at the original Chennai Express, they should be able to garner a decent following rather quickly.
Indian cuisine has certainly been growing in Buffalo over the last few years. Despite the growth, south Indian cuisine is still relatively sparse. Actually, Chennai Express appears to be the only restaurant dedicated to south Indian food. Chennai Express has been open in Downtown Buffalo for a couple of years now (see BRO article). They have proved their worth with great food that is unique to this city. The new location will have a buffet, which is always a popular attraction when it comes to any kind of Indian food.
The restaurant is slated to open in December of 2o16 at 1460 Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo.