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need good indian- on lower east side

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  1. Khusie is a pretty good take-out place, but they aren't always consistant. I've had really great, spicy food from them and i've had really bland stuff as well. Ghandi is much better.

    1. mitali on 6th and 2nd is very, very good.

      1. Banjara on 6th and 1st or Brick Lane on 6th btwn 1st and 2nd.

        1. If vegetarian South Indian is OK for you, go to Madras Cafe. Ask for extra green chilis in your utthapam or masala dosa if you want them spicy.

          1. i think that khushie is the only place that's technically on the lower east side (essex street), and it's take-out/delivery only. it had a good reputation when it opened, but some posts here have said that the quality has declined and the last time i went in i was really turned off by the smell and the shrivelled tandoori meats/kebabs at the counter so didn't order anything. in the east village, my recs would be madras cafe, banjara, or brick lane curry house.

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            1. re: wleatherette

              The East Village is part of the Lower East Side. Technically and otherwise. It's just another name for that part of the Lower East Side north of Houston St.