Hours: Lunch, dinner: seven days
Open late: every night till 11
Devon Avenue favorite known for its chicken boti.
This spacious Devon Street restaurant has an open kitchen, comfortable seating, and, courtesy of the previous occupant, a multitiered crystal chandelier. There's a full range of Indo-Pak offerings, from tandoori chicken to a flavorful lamb shish kebab, but the chicken boti is essential: chunks of tender, moist chicken lightly charred in a charcoal-fired tandoor and seasoned with cilantro and chile, delicious scooped up with a bit of onion naan and a drizzle of raita. Buttery clove-scented white rice is the perfect accompaniment to saucy dishes such as palak gosht (spinach with goat), dal palak (spiced lentils with spinach), and chana masala. Biryani is always a good choice, especially one with mutton, though if you're burdened with a foggy head from the previous night, frontier chicken, spicy and slightly oily, will cure what ails you. Small plates of cucumber, shredded lettuce, and raita are on each table; a hard-won lesson has shown that the trick to getting fresh sliced jalapeño is to ask for green pepper.
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