New York, New York
April 6, 2001
The food here is from the province of Gudrat, where the diet is primarily vegetarian. Hence the lack of meat dishes on the menu. Actually, there is no menu. Extremely courteous waitresses(several with truly excellent senses of humor) bring you course after course of unique and savory treats. You pay a pre-fixe price of $20, which is actually quite reasonable for the quality and quantity of food you will get. It is essentially all-you-can-eat.
The food alone warrants a visit, but this restaurant holds a special place in my heart because of the highly romantic atmosphere it cultivates. Each couple sits in its own special section that resembles a bamboo hut. Before you hop onto your cushioned bench, you must take off your shoes. By the end, when you're lying back, feeling satiated and amorous (there must be some sort of aphrodisiac in the food), you may want to shed other pieces of clothing. For example, I was feeling very risque one warm summer evening and took off my necktie.
In all seriousness, this is a must for romantic dining, especially when you feel like big city life is hampering your style.
From journal New York Nightlife Highlights