28 Aug 2015 - 8:17 pm

Tucked away in an unassuming East Village street lies New York City’s most atypical indian joint.


Babu Ji didn’t earn that title by chance. Walk in the lively room and be welcomed by the fragrant aroma of modern indian dishes, creative photography, and an Indian-Australian chef who runs who runs all the food unenthusiastically.


Jessi and Jennifer Singh, the team who created three acclaimed Australian restaurants, Dhaba at the Mill (sold in 2013), Horn Please and Babu Ji bring their signature creative and modern approach to casual Indian dining to NYC. At Babu Ji, no guest is left unattended. The hosts assure a good time by keeping the ambience light yet lively with a menu full of surprises.


With an eclectic blend of street and modern dishes that are just to die for, the menu isn’t like any other.  The Gol Gappa, a most favorite Indian street snack boasts tangy, spicy, and sweet touches, literally exploding in your mouth. More well-known dishes such as the Tandoori Chicken and Paneer Tikka are always safe bets but for an unforgettable flavor outburst try the Scallop Coconut Curry.


When it comes to creative indian food, Babu Ji is one for the records. Be adventurous and explore the variety of dish combinations. Curious about the art work on the walls? The amazing photographs were taken by Meena Kadri, who does an excellent job capturing the beauty of the Indian soul.



  • Design
  • 175 Avenue B
  • New York, NY
  • (212) 951-1082
  • www.babujinyc.com