It’s hard to miss this restaurant on this mini-curry row: Brightly colored reams of Christmas lights hang from every surface, and streamers and tacky decorations galore will make you feel like it’s your birthday. (Tell someone it is, even if it isn’t: The Bangladeshi-hip-hop happy birthday that ensues is not to be missed.) Spicy alu shag potatoes and spinach or hearty chicken tika masala are cheap and generous and the BYOB policy keeps costs even lower. Bring in some beers from the neighboring store, don your sunglasses and settle in for tasty curry and festive service.
93 First Ave
|Cross street:||between 5th and 6th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $7. Cash only|