You know that Indian place on 1st Avenue with all those lights? This is it. Panna II makes some decent Indian food, but it’s really all about decor here. Year round, their dining room is filled with strings of colorful lights. And not just a few. They’re everywhere. It’s also BYOB, and it’s a good place for a more-fun casual group dinner.
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A laid back Lebanese eatery that gets Stang’s stamp of approval. The service is good, people are friendly, and you can eat your face off for about twenty bucks a person.
Rai Rai Ken
There’s plenty of ramen in the East Village these days, and no shortage of opinions on where to go. We happen to believe that Rai Rai Ken sits near the top of the heap, mostly because that shoyu ramen is so good, but also because it’s inexpensive and simple.
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It’s time to up your Indian food game. We really can’t get enough of this place. The food at Om is authentic, light, and incredibly good.
The Bombay Bread Bar
The Bombay Bread Bar is a casual Indian restaurant in Soho that’s a fun spot for group dinners.
Adda is a great casual Indian restaurant in Long Island City, and you should be planning a trip here for some curry and cheesy naan.
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