Looking for authentic Indian recommendations
Anyone have an Indian recommendations. Looking for something delicious & not fancy ... Devi and like are not needed for this excursion!
I've always had good luck at Saravanaa's (Lex @ 26th).
And, although it probably falls outside your criterion of "not fancy", Tamarind on 22nd off Park is my go-to place when I want to impress visitors, and don't feel like traveling out to Jackson Heights.
And a stone's throw away from all these places, on a block in the mid-20s btwn Lex and Third is the only place I've ever seen in Manhattan where you can purchase "paan" -the betel nut amuse bouche that'll turn your mouth bright red -in case you're wanting to go all the way in your Indian oral experience!
It used to be that you had to go to tucked away holes in the wall like Minar to find good Indian. Nowadays, though, your choices have branched out. There's Darbar Grill in Midtown East; Earthen Oven on the UWS; Desi Deli in Hell's Kitchen; Bhatti, and of course Tiffin Wallah, Dhaba, Haandi and more in Curry Hill. The one thing that hasn't changed is the uniform badness of the restaurants on East 6th. Plus ça change...
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