Here at PureWow HQ, we’re suckers for a hot Indian buffet. (Seriously, it’s our celebratory go-to for all birthdays, new hires, new haircuts, whatever.) But not all days allow for hours spent leisurely stuffing ourselves with that third helping of dal.
For a quick Indian fix, there’s now Indikitch.
Recently opened in the Flatiron District (fingers crossed more locations to come), the concept is similar to Potatopia. You walk up to a bar and order the type of dish you want and what you’d like in it. Start by choosing either a biryani bowl, salad, sandwich or what Indikitch calls a “feast” (which comes with rice, beans, naan and salad). Next comes the stuff on top: Chicken tikka, pulled-pork vindaloo and saag paneer are just a few of many options.
Watch as a cook fires up the meat or veggies (none of which have added hormones or preservatives) and prepares your plate right in front of you. Our biryani with saag paneer was light as air, not a bit greasy and insanely fresh (chopped red onions and cilantro for the win).
We’ll never abandon our old-school buffet tradition, but the average Tuesday just got a little spicier.
Indikitch, 25 W. 23rd St. (between Fifth and Sixth aves.); 646-590-7152 or indikitch.com