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If you're the kind of person with a go-to Indian order (say, chicken tikka masala), then Cafe of India might be a requisite stop. It doesn't stray from the repertoire of classics, but what it lacks in variation in makes up in consistently well-composed iterations of lamb curry, naan, and masalas. The onion kulcha bread is especially chewy, and the samosas with four dipping sauces makes for a recommended starter. To sweeten the deal, the place is BYOB, so if anything, you can spice up your night with your preferred choice of libation.

Chicken tikka masala
Washington DC

Cafe of India

Flickr/Julia Frost

If you're the kind of person with a go-to Indian order (say, chicken tikka masala), then Cafe of India might be a requisite stop. It doesn't stray from the repertoire of classics, but what it lacks in variation in makes up in consistently well-composed iterations of lamb curry, naan, and masalas. The onion kulcha bread is especially chewy, and the samosas with four dipping sauces makes for a recommended starter. To sweeten the deal, the place is BYOB, so if anything, you can spice up your night with your preferred choice of libation.