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Ghandi Cafe

283 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10014 40.731832 -74.003304
nr. Seventh Ave. South  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-645-1456 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Daily, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

Prices

$7.50-$13

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Watts St. to 22nd St., Third Ave. to West Side Hwy.

Profile

Faruk Miah opened the tiny Indian restaurant Ghandi Cafe in 1999. Considering the eternal tourist trade on this charmless strip of Bleecker Street, Ghandi’s familiar fare is much better than it needs to be; even New Yorkers could eat here without feeling taken. Standards like vindaloo and balti gosht come out colorful, hot, and pungent. Spiky accents of turmeric, coriander, and lemon punctuate sizzling tikka and moist tandoori staples. Unfortunately, a packed, boxcar-like space means constant elbowing and chair-shifting; scorching platters en route whiz uncomfortably close to diners’ heads. Watch out! But indulgent service compensates, as do thoughtful touches like the complimentary dessert of orange rice pudding and milky Indian tea. The surreal décor of orchid-shaped light sconces, red velvet wallpaper, faded travel posters, and Christmas tree lights has a well-worn, familiar appeal as well.

Recommended Dishes

Chana masalla, $9.95; chicken balti gosht, $12.95; lamb tikka, $12.95

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