Babu Ji



The banner on the Babu Ji website exclaims "not your typical Indian joint" and that's pretty accurate. They have moved from their original space in the East Village and now take their home just south of Union Square. The new space is a bit nondescript - split level, casual, with bold photography on the walls. In terms of food, this Indian menu is special and a departure from the "sitting on your couch" cuisine. The presentation of the dishes is modern and vibrant; upscale while still comforting and packed with spices. There are more traditional offerings like coconut curry shrimp, yellow dhal and butter chicken all exuding deep, rich flavors. More creative options are available such as duck curry, colonel tso’s cauliflower and naan pizza . The tasting menu is an excellent option for $62 per person. 


Address22 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Phone(212) 951-1082

Neighborhood: Union Square

Price: $$$