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Drew E Jul 6, 2006 10:48 PM

I recently read about a restaurant on 6th St. that was real cheap and a notch above most of the other places. I can't remember the name, but the article I read said that there were two other simialrly named places on the street as well. There was a $7.95 complete dinner at the place I'm looking for, if that helps. Thanks

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    calypsogirl Jul 6, 2006 11:23 PM

    alot of them on 6th street offer a $7.56 complete dinner, actually.but maybe you are thinking of a place called sonali?

    sonali
    326 e. 6th st btwn 1st and 2nd ave

    i know that angon on the sixth has the same deal, as does the rose of bombay, both right there as well.

    but check out this list. maybe something will ring a bell:

    http://tinyurl.com/lhm2b

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      calypsogirl Jul 6, 2006 11:36 PM

      oop, and by $7.56 i meant $7.95. lol!

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        Drew E Jul 6, 2006 11:47 PM

        As obvious as it should be, the name may be Bombay. Your mentioning Rose of Bombay may have brought it back. Is there a 'Bombay' a 'Rose of Bombay' and another 'Bombay something' on the block? Thanks

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          calypsogirl Jul 6, 2006 11:54 PM

          there is rose of bombay, rose of india and a bombay dining restaurant that i know of. there are also a lot of restaurants with "taj" in them.

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        eve Jul 7, 2006 01:33 AM

        btw-I have always enjoyed Sonali for good quality at a great price. I have been going there for probably 20 years. I love the vindaloo and the biryanis. Poori bread too.

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        keith Jul 7, 2006 02:50 AM

        I do really like Angon. Different indian than most of the street. Sauces made to order and not all smoothed out with cream at the end (which just tends to mute flavors in my opinion). They do NOT however, offer the 7.95 special. While thir pricing is quite reasonable, I have never encountered a dinner special there, so I doubt that's what you're talking about.

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          calypsogirl Jul 7, 2006 04:00 AM

          yes, to clarify earlier, angon does not have the $7.95, but rose of bombay does, both on 6th st. angon is actually a little pricey and very good.

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            Pan Jul 7, 2006 06:25 AM

            How recently have you been to Angon? I refer you to a post I made about my most recent visit:

            http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?s...

            The key point:

            "Based on my dinner tonight, I think this place is no longer good."

            I made the post just after midnight on January 26, 2006, and it referred to a dinner on January 25.

            For the record, I don't think any of the 6th St. "Indian" restaurants are good. Banjara, on the corner of 6th and 1st, has always made food I liked but I've had serious problems with their service. That's the only Indian restaurant on that block that I don't consider stomach-turning nowadays. Sorry to be so negative.

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            djk Jul 7, 2006 10:24 PM

            i was at angon a couple months ago and had an excellent meal - doubt that it's gone downhill as trusted eaters that i've sent recently were quite happy.. maybe you had an off night there - it happens.

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              Pan Jul 7, 2006 10:41 PM

              Hard to imagine that that food was just an "off night," unless the entire regular kitchen staff was off that night. Also, keep in mind that Mina is no longer involved with the place. In any case, food that stomach-turning and oversalted will probably keep me from ever returning, since there are so many other places I can go to in these parts.

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                djk Jul 8, 2006 06:35 PM

                well then have at it. this clearly isn't the place for you. i'm very aware of mina and where she is, have been to her place in queens several times and of course started with her at the original restaurant in queens before angon. i was worried about angon still being good after she left and have been pleasantly surprised on return visits as well as hearing about it from other friends. over salted or stomach turning don't reflect my experience or i wouldn't return either! i have other places i like in manhattan - i'd be interested to hear your choices....

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                  Pan Jul 9, 2006 08:16 AM

                  Well, in the East Village, I usually try cuisines other than Indian nowadays, but I find Madras Cafe on 2nd Av. between 4th and 5th still good, although I can't get chilis in my utthapam unless I specially ask for a good helping of green chilis. But the food has always been cooked well there. I'm sure the toning-down of the chilis is a concession to the clientele, and I know it wasn't really what the chef/owner had in mind, because it was a long time in coming.

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              Drew E Jul 8, 2006 07:21 PM

              Getting back to the my initial post, does anyone know if there are three 'Bombay' variations on sixth street? Or, in fact three variations of any name of a restaurant? It wasn't a Taj or Raj that I read about but may very well have been Bombay. Thanks for the lively discussion.

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