Cheap Eats 2013: Jewel of India

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

Few strip-mall restaurants are as suited to a date night as this place, which glitters with hanging beads. The menu does many things well—puffed-rice salads, buttered naan—but curries are the stars. Lamb rogan josh glistens with chili oil and is just spicy enough, while a creamier, more subtle gravy blankets rounds of potato stuffed with dried fruits. Don—t miss the coconut-based sukha chicken, a specialty from Mangalore.

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