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Hi All:

A friend of mine from work and I are going to be seeing La Boheme this wednesday, and I was hoping you all could help me with some dinner reccomendations in the area. I know about El Azteca for mexican, Uncle Nick's for Greek & Wondee Siam for Thai, but I was wondering if there were any cheap yet yummy Indian places of note in the area (and only the area - we won't have time to hit up Queens, the 20's, or E6th street), or any other cheap yet satisfying places around there.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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  1. I once had pretty decent indian at a place on the south side of 52nd between 8th and 9th that also had an Italian menu and did not seem so promising from the first glance that I had of it. I had only one dish but it was good, not earth shattering, and inexpensive around $8.50 or so. Service was very friendly and pretty efficient, but it was rather late in the evening so they might be a bit more hurried pre theatre. Sorry that I don't recall the name but I'm pretty sure it is the only place on the block that is both an Indian and an Italian place.

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    1. re: grachan

      there is an indian place on 9th and 51st on the corner. it's nothing special, but not horrible. It's called Dashikin, or something like that.

      1. re: del

        are you sure it's on 9th? Citysearch says a place with that name is on 1st avenue. (but it's neither the first nor the last time they'd be wrong).

    2. While it's not Indian, there is an Ethiopian place on 47th b/t 9th and 10th called Meskerem that I would recommend, and while it's not Indian food it's a decent substitute. I have never had great Ethiopian food in NYC but I think this place is pretty good.

      1. Bay Leaf is where my Indain friends eat. I love, love, love it!

        1. Check out the menu at Vynl. I end up going there a lot when I can't decide what I'm in the mood for...

          1. Umm...I meant, my Indian friends.

            1. I don't think there is any good Indian food in area, and per a recent request of mine, another user agreed. I think the best deal in the neighborhood is the Afghan Kebab House. It's BYOB and the kebab dishes are delicious and plentiful. Vinyl's good too. there is a new trendy wine and cheese shop bar but i ordered the cheese plate and it contained very common grocery store selections. the flatbread pizza, however, looked amazing. it's pretty packed every night and i don't think they take reservations. ariba ariba has much better margarita's than el azteca.