Really good Indian take out on UES!!!!
I found this small, clean, friendly Indian take out the other night on the way home from NYPresbyterian Hospital...Now I stop by every day for dinner!!! I've had the chicken curry & the chicken tikka so far ... light, not greasy, pleasantly seasoned but not hot or too heavy-handed...Comes with rice & 2 veg + hot naan...I've had the yellow dal and spinach, both excellent...the portions are generous so you definitely won't go hungry...
Prices are 50% off after 8PM so here's the fantastic NYC bargain: dinner for $4.88!!
It's clean & well lit, there are about 5 stools & a counter if you want to eat in. Brian, the manager, is super friendly...all in all this places rates as a gem & a NYC discovery!
It's called Tawaa...and it's at 401 East 68th Street...phone 212.452.0491
I unfortunately am visiting my father at the hospital.
I kept on passing the place as I went to visit him and made a mental note to stop there.
I finally went today and saw the Chow rating pasted in the window (The anti-Zagat?).
I tried the entree combo and it was delightful. While it comes off a steam table and I don't think you can customize the spice (maybe add to it) it was delicious and fresh. Went with the safe bet, a Chicken Tikki Masala to start. I'll try more later. Had the Patak and some Chickpeas. Came with fresh Na'an (delicious) and a Mango Lassi.
Highly recommended and can't wait to try more dishes.
Bonus: Halal and they also serve Goat!!