Immigration lawyer Naresh Gehi has discovered a lesser-known perk of the job: His clients are an excellent resource on ethnic cuisine. They came in handy when Gehi decided to take over a midtown curry factory and turn it into an authentic Indian restaurant, Jaipur’s. At the pink-hued eatery (Jaipur is known as India’s “Pink City”), he serves a grab bag of all-star dishes, including chicken achari and the hard-to-find galouti kebab, a dish that was supposedly invented when a toothless Lucknowi nawab (governor) commissioned the creation of something soft and delicately spiced to sink his gums into. If your molars are intact, you might enjoy the tandoor-seared lamb spareribs instead.
1007 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 53rd and 54th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–3:30pm, 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. AmEx, DC, MC, V|