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Bagicha

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226 W. 79th St., New York, NY 10024 40.783459 -73.979191
nr. Broadway   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-362-1767 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Indian
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Official Website

bagichany.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, noon-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Sun, noon-4pm and 5pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 79th St.

Prices

$11.95-$23.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

65th to 97th Sts. and Central Park West to Riverside Dr.

Profile

This venue is closed.

It’s a gamble to open an Indian restaurant where another has just closed, but Bagicha is betting on the talents of chef Simon Gomes, formerly of Amma, and a sophisticated design that hints at its name’s meaning: “garden.” In the eight-table atrium, sconces full of flower petals dangle from the greenhouselike pointed glass ceiling. Tree stumps mounted along the walls, fake bamboo plants, and an eye-catching oval chandelier, whose opaque panels are shaped like lotus leaves, underscore the effect. The food is equally evocative. Gomes finds inspiration from Kashmir to Cochin and turns out exciting dishes like tili shrimp balchao, a trio of jumbo shrimp covered in sesame seeds that rests on an extremely spicy tomato and red chili paste. For Malabar salmon tikka, he takes a similar tomato base and adds fried okra and onions to jazz up the creamy salmon fillet. More familiar are the supple clay-oven-roasted chicken tikka masala and assorted curries and kebabs.

Extra

A much larger upstairs dining room is available for private functions.

Recommended Dishes

Malabar salmon tikka, $18.95, chicken makhni, $14.95, tili shrimp balchao, $10.95

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