Wed-Mon, noon-10:30pm, Tue, closed
S51, S74, S76 bus to Victory Blvd.
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Repeat visitors come for the traditional, spice-packed meals from the Isle of Gems, like lamprie — basmati rice layered with neat little piles of rich, stewy eggplant, caramelized onions, tomato, cashews, green beans, and potatoes. Lentil soup is nearly dessertlike; served in a fired-clay bowl with a charmingly carved wooden spoon, the puréed red legumes turn goldenrod in color and are enriched by sweet coconut milk. Sweet! Everything’s irresistible — including the prices.Recommended Dishes
Lamprie, $13-$14; chicken curry, $12; lentil soup, $5