Anokha isn't the prettiest restaurant in town. The small, faintly lit, 36-seat room boasts bare beige burlap walls, a black ceiling, and ... well that's about it, other than shiny-top tables and wooden chairs (plus some outdoor seating). You'd hardly know this was an Indian establishment except for a scattering of statuettes (Krishna, Buddha, elephants) on shelves by the front window, and a slightly elevated section at the back of the space where patrons dine while seated upon silky pillows on a darkly carpeted floor. (Anokha's motto, "Atithi devo bhava," translates to "A guest is equal to God and should be treated as such." If they really mean this, it's time to replace the aged carpeting, and a few new throw pillows are overdue as well.) But you don't go to Anokha for the ambiance. And you certainly shouldn't head there for a quick bite to eat, because the wait before and between courses has always been, and still is, dishearteningly slow. It's a good thing waiters come by every now and then to pour water, because otherwise the assumption would be they'd forgotten about you. If time is on your side, the slow pace of the place can make for a leisurely meal to linger over, but the real rationale for dining at Anokha is to revel in well-executed Indian cuisine that stretches beyond the scope of fare featured in our few other... More >>>