Best Budget Indian Fusion (2008)
RAGA is a mango-hued marvel a block away from Curry Row geographically but light years away in taste. The kitchen purveys inspired Indian fusion cuisine with a menu that changes according to the chef's whims and the season's fare. One day, mains like perfectly grilled lamb chops served with a zesty lemon rice and tender seared duck with a spicy fruit confit hit the spot. Next week . . . who knows? One thing is sure, at this budget version of Tabla, you'll leave smiling, with the taste of spices on your tongue.