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Indian restaurant on Aldgate High Street. They bill themselves as specialising in Indian frontier cuisine, originating from the north-west frontier provinces of pre-partition India and focusing on kebabs and other grilled meats.

Bob, ilmari, and Phil visited on a Thursday evening in January 2008. The bill, including five Cobra beers, was £83.15 excluding tip. Perhaps the most interesting dish sampled was the lal mass (£9), "Rajasthan's favourite red hot lamb dish".

The menu is quite short, focusing on "specials" and thalis/set menus rather than offering endless mix-and-match combinations of meats and pre-prepared sauces.

Their vegetable selection looks pretty much identical to any other curryhouse, with the exception of Dal-dera Ismail Khan (£5); "a harmonious combination of black lentils and herbs, simmering on slow charcoal fire". Vegetable dishes are priced between £3.50 and £5, and the vegetarian thali is £10.

They do takeaway and delivery, and you can order online at http://urbanbite.com/

According to a menu picked up in January 2008, delivery orders are welcome between 6pm and 11pm Mon-Sun. However, it's not at all clear what their current opening hours actually are. The abovementioned menu states noon-2:30pm and 6pm-11pm Mon-Sun; a business card collected on the same visit states 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; while their website, as of the evening of the same visit, states noon-3pm and 6pm-11pm but doesn't mention which days.

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Last visited by Bob, ilmari, and Phil, 31 January 2008.
OS X co-ord: 533713 OS Y co-ord: 181220 (Latitude: 51.513578 Longitude: -0.072814)
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