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May 28, 2009 06:20 AM

Good Indian Food for Lunch Near 14th street and 8th Avenue

I'm looking for a nice sit-down lunch place to take a couple of co-workers. It can be buffet or a la carte. Is there anything nearby, besides Spice Market, that would fit that description? Thanks!

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  1. Spice Market isn't Indian and you would be hard-pressed to find a decent Indian sit-down in that area (I've been to nearly all of them). If you're willing to travel I can give a few more recommendations, such as Devi near Union Square, but if pressed, I would venture Indian Taj is the best of the lot on the West Side. They are the sister restaurant of a similar buffet in Jackson Heights, though neither one really does it for me.

    1. Sadly, no. There used to be a spot around 15th and Eight but it closed. Bombay Talkie on Ninth and 21st serves dinner only, I believe. Next closest would be the Village.

      1. Bombay Garden on 23rd & 7th is probably your best bet. It's nothing special, and somewhat uneven depending which dish you order, but I've had some enjoyable meals there. They do have a lunch buffet, if you're looking for that. The best things I've tried are generally from the "chef's specialties" part of the menu. Avoid the samosas - bland.

        1. I have had great take out from Lassi in the W. Village, but never actually eaten there. Pretty short walk from 14th and 8th.

          28 Greenwich Ave, New York 10011
          (Btwn Charles & W 10th St)