With its massive, wide-ranging menu of South Indian cuisine, Nandhini offers a very different experience from your typical Tokyo Indian restaurant. The bread menu alone has sixteen items, and there are a dozen different dosas and more than sixty curries, including a lot of vegetable-centered ones.
Unlike in some Tokyo Indian restaurants, the flavors of the different dishes are distinctive, and spicy dishes are properly hot. Special recommendations of the house are marked on the menu to help narrow down your choices, and the various set meals (priced at Y2200 and Y2500) can be a good place to start exploring.
The dining room decor is rather minimalist, with some outdoor seating on the front terrace during good weather. Service is friendly and efficient. Most of the menu seems to be ready for take out, and pre-packaged assorted sweets are sold at the register in case you want to save dessert for later. Budget around Y2000-3000 for dinner with drinks.
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