lower Manhattan Indian for a non-discerning teenager
My step granddaughter is visiting from France and says she would like to go to an Indian restaurant. She is not very discerning in food (for example, a big mac was consumed to great delight today).
Where should we go that a teenager would like, that I wouldn't spend too much on but that I might like also?
Not really a restaurant, but Punjabi Deli on 1St between 1av and av A. There is an all veggie menu with about 6 items, rice, naan, samosas, sweets and other desserts. Extremely cheap. She will be full for $5. No waiter service or tables/chairs. There is a place to put your plates and eat while standing. Extremely popular with taxi drivers.
Dhaba in Curry Hill does very acceptable North Indian meat dishes and has a comprehensive lunch buffet that is not only affordable but wide-ranging.