The take-out food is a bargain (the most expensive item is a whole tandoori chicken for $10), but to truly appreciate this neighborhood treasure, dine inside at lunchtime, when shop workers stop by for a budget meal and a gossip session with owner Gurdev Rana. He takes orders at the counter and is happy to answer questions about the comestibles.
36 W 26th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Sixth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–8pm; Sat 11am–7pm; Sun noon–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 28th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $6. Cash only|