Big and bright with lots of windows, The Shampan still manages to seat about a million people at once, so you don't need to prepare for a wait at this Brick Lane spot. In addition to curry favorites, it serves lesser-known regional dishes from North India and Bangladesh. The restaurant is BYOB with no corkage fee, so be sure to stock up on wine or beer before arriving. The best part? No one's heckling outside to get you to come inside like other Indian spots on the street, creating a more laid back vibe from the moment you walk in.