Best Indian Greasy Spoon (2008)
The late lamented Chinar used to waltz away with the prize, but it was simply too good and cheap for the modern Times Square to tolerate. So the award goes to the more obscure SIRTAJ. In contrast to your usual Indian steam-table joint, this greasy spoon assembles the dishes to order, resulting in significantly fresher-tasting eats. Recommended: onion kulcha, vegetable kofta, tandoori chicken, samosa.