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Inside Daawat Authentic East Indian Cuisine, soft lighting cascades across crimson-colored walls and drapery. They are open late on Friday's and Saturdays until 3 a.m. and offer a lunch and dinner buffet 7 days a week. It's an intimate, yet welcoming environment, and one that invites diners to experiment with some of India's most-famous dishes. The menu is essentially divided into two halves: meaty entrees and vegetarian specialties. The former includes plates built around chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or shrimp, including curries, vindaloos, and kebabs. Vegetarian creations, meanwhile, include aloo gobi and baingan bhartha—smoked eggplant that's cooked with veggies and flavored with ginger, herbs, and spices, which is the name of Simon and Garfunkel's next hit.