Babu Ji

New York


This airy, East Village Indian restaurant is serving traditional dishes with a modern twist that still feels true to the culture and cuisine. The menu features street food snacks like crispy gol gappa and yogurt kebab, satisfying tandoor-cooked meat dishes, and curries that run from coconut milk-based prawn to spicy ginger beef. An authentic Indian meal isn't complete without daal, so be sure to order Babu's slow-simmered black lentil daal, and of course, the charred-in-all-the-right-places naan.

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