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Overview:

You know how you like to order Indian food and sit on your couch with no pants on? Maybe some samosas and tikka masala. That's not this place. Chef-owner Gaurav Anand definitely owns venues of that nature, but this ain't one of 'em. The interior is dark and sleek with a large gold bar. What you'll find here is eclectic Indian fare with inventive presentations like food that arrives to your table in toy bicycles and trucks or chicken wings being set on fire. Dishes here are built with exciting spice combinations and definitely bring the heat. There are over 16 smaller plates all under $16 like vindaloo momos (dumplings), parsi chimbori (beer battered crab), and corn paddu  (rice cakes). This is a really exciting departure from the Indian food we have come to expect in America; updated and made fun. 

Information:

Address206 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Phone: (646) 678-5471

Neighborhood: Chelsea

Price: $$-$$$