182 Lexington Ave (between 31st and 32nd St). 212-545-0010. Lunch Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Sat-Sun 12 30pm-3 30pm, Dinner Sun-Thurs 5 30pm-10 30pm, Fri-Sat 5 30pm-11pm. 456 to 33rd St. Average entrée $10.
The Indian tapestries and Chinese paper lanterns adorning the walls mirror this restaurant’s ambitious fusion cuisine. Though at times a bizarre combination, like in the heavy-handed Manchurian sauce, the results often exhibit the best of both worlds. Indian chili accompanies Chinese staples like spring rolls and rice, providing a refreshing kick, while Indian vegetables like cauliflower and okra benefit from Chinese ginger. The spicy hakka noodles stand out as the marriage of flavors perfected.