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Alan Divack Apr 2, 1999 08:24 PM

I walked by this place near 95 and Amsterdam the other
day. It offers a set Indian vegetarian meal each day
-- I don't remember the price, but it seemed very
reasonable. It seems sort of like Thali on Greenwich
in the village.

Has anyone been there? If so, please report back!

  1. d
    Dan Sonenberg Apr 8, 1999 03:16 PM

    I have been there and I liked it a good deal. Each day
    they have a set meal, consisting of several different
    dishes that each person receives in small metal
    containers. When I was there there was a spinach dish,
    excellent lentil dahl, rice, and another wonderful
    vegetable dish. The food was quite flavorful, and not
    overly oily, although I was sorry to see the nan (which
    comes with the prix fixe meal) was dabbed in ghee.
    This last fact struck me as doubly annoying since the
    restaurant goes out of its way to boast about its
    "healthful" cuisine [a truly healthful Indian
    restaurant, like the sadly departed Indian Delhi (which
    was reviewed on TVFN, raised their prices, and
    vanished) at 79th and Columbus, avoids ghee and coconut
    oil for less lethal fat like canola oil, to the horror,
    I am sure, of Indian food purists].. The service was
    very courteous and efficient, and a nice feature is
    that you can have additional servings of whatever you
    like. For dessert they served delicious pistachio
    balls, and I couldn't resist having a second. The
    price for the complete dinner is $9.95, not including
    beverage, and it really is lovely to sit down and have
    absoutely no decisions to make for a change. Overall I
    definitely recommend a visit to this promising new
    comer. I hope they can keep it up.

    -dan s.

    1. j
      JimmyZ. Apr 6, 1999 05:50 PM

      Check out the review in this week's New York mag.

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