I was in Manhattan with my young adult foodie son and suggested Indian food, which I know he likes. We went to E. 6th Street, which I remembered had many options for Indian food. As we were checking a menu outside one restaurant, a female passerby told us that she was from the neighborhood and that Mitali East was the best on the block. That was good enough for my son. We were seated right away in the early evening on a Saturday. He got a combination platter, lamb, chicken, basmati rice, naan, mango chutney, I got a tomato cabbage soup, lamb-spinach curry, basmati rice, and naan, the portions were large, the flavors were good, my son was pleased, the neighborhood resident was on the mark. My son, recently returned from London, pronounced it the best Indian food he ever had. The interior is dark, the service is adequate, the price was reasonable, it was a good choice.