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118 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014 40.733171 -74.005477
nr. Bedford St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-965-1515 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Sat, noon-3pm and 5pm-10:30pm; Sun, 5pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Houston St. to 12th St., Sixth Ave. to West Side Hwy.


This humble Indian eatery picked a tough neighborhood. The eight-table restaurant, with its slapdash décor of Ganesha wall carvings, Christmas lights, and plain wood tables has to compete with rarefied establishments like The Little Owl, Wallsé, and The Spotted Pig. Good thing, then, that the food is so good. North Indian specialties like tandoori dishes (including more than a dozen varieties of naan and paratha breads) and karahi entrées (cooked in India’s version of the wok) dominate the menu. The murg malai kebab’s chunks of white-meat chicken, marinated in yogurt and ginger then baked in the restaurant’s clay oven, arrive sizzling and smoky on a bed of thin-sliced green peppers and onions; the shahi paneer pairs cubes of house-made cheese with a slightly piquant tomato sauce. Best of all is the chana saag, a spicy dish of finely chopped spinach and stewed chickpeas.

Recommended Dishes

Murg malai kebab, $15.95; chana saag, $12.95; shahi paneer, $12.95