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offbalance Jun 16, 2003 04:15 PM

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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    shechow Mar 3, 2007 11:33 AM

    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.

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      FoodieGirl007 Mar 3, 2007 11:14 AM

      Umm...I meant, my Indian friends.

      1. jakew8 Sep 19, 2006 06:00 PM

        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...

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          FoodieGirl007 Sep 19, 2006 02:45 AM

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

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            ElanLove Jun 17, 2003 10:15 AM

            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.

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              grachan Jun 16, 2003 04:46 PM

              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
                del Jun 16, 2003 05:41 PM

                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.

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                  offbalance Jun 18, 2003 01:53 PM

                  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).

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