The deal: The modern Indian resto-lounge has a three-course set lunch menu for $15 with both Indian and Western dishes. There's a choice of five startes like soup of the day and masala aloo tiikki, a crispy potato cake filled with green peas masala. Mains include fish moilee, Pollock fish fillet stewed with coconut and curry leaves; and the addictive paneer jalfrezi. Each comes with yellow lentils, basmati rice and plain naan. Desserts include badam kheer, a rice pudding with fresh milk and almonds; and walnut brownies.
Why it's worth it: As far as CBD lunches go, it doesn't get much cheaper at $15 for three courses. The luxurious space is a great respite from the heat and has some piquant reinterpretations of Indian dishes.
A modern Indian resto-lounge offers Indian and Western dishes at a steal.