Mon-Fri, 11:30am-3pm and 5pm-10pm; Sat-Sun, 11:30am-10pm
6 at 23rd St.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
14th St. to 34th St., East River to Sixth Ave.
Baluchi's is edible evidence of culinary globalization, an ever-growing restaurant chain offering familiar North Indian fare in largely comfortable, well-upholstered settings. The kitchen tempers the cuisine's typical fire and spice, preparing mild renditions of chicken tikka masala, shrimp curry and lamb biryani, which come to the table in handsome hammered-brass and copper dishes. Vegetarians have a wide choice of appetizers and entrées—including pakoras, veggie kebabs, ka-chori dumplings, saag panir, and creamy navrattan curry—though spice-seeking carnivores are primarily limited to lamb and chicken vindaloo. In addition to in-house dining, the chain does a brisk delivery business, which it facilitates by allowing customers to order online.Extra
Among the enticing specials are half-price lunches for in-restaurant diners. Students with valid ID get 10 percent off their bill.