1643 W. Broadway, Vancouver BC, Canada
The name comes from a dynasty that used to rule northern India, and there’s a definite regal feel to this sophisticated room, with its tall windows, high ceilings, white tablecloths, and elegant, gold-touched décor. One of the big draws here is the unparalleled $14.99 lunch buffet, where you can load up your lasuni gobi or paneer pakoras with as much mango chutney, tamarind sauce, or raita as you like. The spot’s authentic clay oven lends killer naan and tandoori a smoky flavour. The chicken tikka has the requisite char and tang, and the butter chicken is rich and meaty. Vegetarians can dig into some of the best dahl in town.
Wash it down with a hot chai, and then double down on desserts like the traditional rice-pudding kheer.