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Babu Ji

22 E. 13th St. (Broadway) Send to Phone
Indian fare by way of Melbourne in Union Square.


Dinner nightly
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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Babu Ji Restaurant Review

: This Union Square eatery was opened by a couple who ran a restaurant of the same name in Melbourne, and the Big Apple incarnation is a welcome option in the Indian dining scene. Grab a craft beer from the self-serve fridge and peruse the long menu. If you are indecisive, start with gol goppa, a crispy shell full of tamarind, yogurt and chutney. When you bite into these crunchy balls your palate is splashed with flavor. Yogurt-filled croquettes have a similar effect. Butter chicken is at its most tender, as is the lamb, which has accents of fennel and cardamom and falls apart when hitting the fork. Save room for the satisfying pistachio, cardamom and honey kulfi, an ice cream that makes for a very satisfying way to end a meal.

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