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Aug 30, 2007 03:53 PM

6th St Indian

Just curious what everyone's favorite on this block is.

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    1. re: Nina_P

      Have you tried the phaal? If so, is it really that spicy? I've debating going there for the challenge, but I can't bring myself to pay so much for Indian food that's the same quality as a Punjabi curry hut which charges $8 for the same.

      1. re: JungMann

        It's spicier than vindaloo, but not outrageously so. I was there with a few people, so we shared dishes. I liked it, but I wouldn't have wanted to eat the whole dish myself. And a raita or lassi helps!

      2. re: Nina_P

        I was taken to Brick Lane a few years ago for my birthday. Horrible service and dumbed down food. It seems the trend in Indian food in NYC is to remove any attempt at spicing and replace it with butter and oil. I'll stick with more traditional stuff. I like Haveli a lot although I don't love it.

      3. I like this place called "Sonar" or it might be "Sonar _____" It's really cheap and the food isn't that bad. They usually have tons of Christmas lights everywhere... don't ask it's just so cheap!

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        1. re: Saldb

          Sonar Gaon. Fantastic place and very friendly waitstaff.

        2. Mitali. Been going there since high school in the 70's.

          1. I like "Indian Taj"--it's the best of the cheapies.
            Make sure to ask to see the dinner special menu. for less than 8 bucks you get really good soup, an appetizer, an entree, rice, bread and condiments.

            Actually, the soup is the best part, like a rich fragrant tomato broth sprinkled with fried garlic. They have really good classic condiments--the red onions, mint, and tamarind and leave them out for your entire meal. The bread is also always really fresh and home-made tasting.
            It's not an Indian food revelation, but the quality tastes better than at the other neighboring cheap options.

              1. re: LeahBaila

                Second that. I tried one of the cheap Indian places on the block (Rose of India - don't know if it's there anymore), thinking that they couldn't be much different from Banjara. Ugh - everything was swimming in oil. Since then, I've stayed away from all of the cheap places. If I had to go to a cheap place, my pick would be Panna II.