You’ll find some of the very best tandoori chicken in NYC at Dhaba, a Punjabi spot in Murray Hill. You wouldn’t be making a bad decision by eating tikka masala or biryani here during the $13 lunch buffet, but you should prioritize dinner and focus your attention on the tandoor section of the menu. All of the meat tastes like it’s been marinated for days before it reaches your mouth in all of its smoky, and spicy glory. Plus they’re open till 1am on Fridays and Saturdays so you can treat this spot as a pitstop on your way to bed.
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