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west79chiro Sep 16, 2008 12:08 PM

My fiance and I are crazy about our Indian food. Looking for places we haven't been to yet. Our favorite by far (and maybe our favorite restaurant in NYC) is Bombay Talkie in Chelsea. We also like Tamarind (the one on 94th and 3rd) and Spice Cove on East 6th. Other suggestions??

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    ESNY Sep 18, 2008 07:15 AM

    Depends what you like at Indian restaurants. For south Indian, I don't think you can beat Saravanaas on 26th and Lex. The South Indian thali is excellent. I also enjoy their dosas and the chili and onion utthappa.

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      AngelBird Sep 17, 2008 08:17 PM

      My favorite, most consistent place is Brick Lane. Delivery is very slow, so get your order in early. I love how the Saag Paneer is not all gross and overly creamed.

      Mitali East is good and fast for take out and the delivery guy is sweet.

      I heard Devi and Tamarind were good but haven't been.

      Bombay Talkie is the Bomb!

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        ShinjukuAce Sep 17, 2008 03:04 PM

        Yuva, Mint, or Haveli.

        1. twiggles Sep 17, 2008 12:57 PM

          I'm a fan of Chola (i know it has dissenters on this board). it is a little more expensive than most, but I've always found the quality and taste to be great.

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            sandf2007 Sep 16, 2008 02:26 PM

            salaam bombay in tribeca is excellent - north indian style cooking. for veg, nothing beats saravanaas. chola and bukhara grill are top notch as well.

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            1. re: sandf2007
              ukitali Sep 17, 2008 11:36 AM

              I like Mitali East on 6th Street.

            2. Spends Rent on Food Sep 16, 2008 12:32 PM

              It's hard to suggest places you haven't been since it's not clear where you have been but our top three are Saravaanas, Curry Leaf and Dawat.

              Each one is excellent in its own way.

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              1. re: Spends Rent on Food
                fooodie Sep 18, 2008 08:11 AM

                Haven't been to Dawat yet, but totally agree with your other two suggestions.

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                  JungMann Sep 19, 2008 06:07 AM

                  Those are all great restaurants, but given the OP's preference for restaurants like Tamarind or Spice Cove, are your recommendations not very different from what she is used to?

                2. JungMann Sep 16, 2008 12:18 PM

                  Each of those are pretty standard Indian-ish curry huts. Within that same genre you might enjoy Surya, or perhaps venture towards the more authentic at places like Haveli or Brick Lane.

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