Curry Leaf (15325 NW Central Drive, 645-6113) Authentic South Indian-style vegetarian buffet on Sundays. This is the next best thing to being in India!

East India Company (821 SW 11th Ave., 227-8815) Take a date to impress; order Goan fish curry for a spicy night.

India Oven (3450 SE Belmont St., 872-9687) The lunch wrap is a cheap eat and will fill you up. Vegetable biriyani and malai kofta make for a delicious north indian-style dinner.

Lentil Garden (18033 NW Evergreen Parkway, Beaverton, 531-0802) A wide selection of South and North Indian delicacies—especially during the lunch buffet, this is the best bang for your buck!

Dwaraka (3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 230-1120) Newest Indian Restaurant in Southeast Portland. The ex-chef of Swagat restaurant takes it to the next level by opening his own place.

SEE IT: DJ Prashant opens for DJ Akbar Sami on Saturday, July 31, at Lola's Room. See listing, coming soon.