Cheap Eats 2008: Delhi Club
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Delhi Club
Address: 1135 N. Highland St., Arlington, VA
Phone: 703.527.5666
Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse, Arlington
Cuisines: Indian
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 2:30. Open for dinner Monday through Sunday 5 to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: Clarendon
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes spinach-and-potato fritters; tandoori chicken wings; five-spice Bengali shrimp; crabcakes; chicken curry; bhuna bhartha; tandoor breads.
Price Details: Appetizers $3 to $6.75, entrées $8.50 to $19.50.

Why go: For northern-Indian curries and stews perfumed with fenugreek, ginger, and cardamom served family style in a modest space with an electric-red paint job straight out of Bollywood.

What to get: Naan filled with savory house-made cottage cheese; the house pakora—crisp spinach-potato-and-onion fritters; bhuna bhartha, a smoky eggplant-and-onion stew; Bengali curry with tilapia or shrimp, scented with cumin, fennel, and nigella, also known as black caraway; pista korma with chicken, mainly for its dreamy pistachio-and-coconut-curry sauce.

Best for: Indian-food fanciers who like it hot—most plates are fiery.

Insider tip: With the $8.95 weekend lunch buffet, you get either a lassi or mineral water for half price. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so plan to arrive before 7:30 on weekend nights.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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