Although the name sounds terribly inauthentic, and the appalling covers of '80s pop songs are almost unbearable, this remains the favored haunt of extended bourgeois Indian families, visiting Bollywood celebs, and foreign travelers, all drawn by its reputation for excellent food. Well-situated on the shopping route, Niros does good Chinese as well as typical Rajasthani meat and vegetarian dishes, and you can order ice cold beer, as well as wine from India's very own Sula vineyards. Plus, if your stomach is starting to curdle from the traditional (and liberal) use of ghee as a cooking medium, you'll be happy to know that Niros's chefs use only refined soybean oil. House specialties include laal maas (mutton cooked in spicy red gravy) and reshmi kebab (mutton marinated in traditional spices and chargrilled). The korma dishes are all prepared in a deliciously creamy cashew-nut-based sauce, while the ever-popular chicken tikka masala is spicier than usual. You certainly won't want for choice: The numbered menu runs right up to 286! Forgo dessert and head across the street to Lassiwalla.
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