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India House ranks up there with the best Indian food I’ve ever had, and certainly the best Indian buffet (context: I’m an Indian food junkie). If you can, visit during lunch—it’ll be packed, but manageable, during the week—when you can sample a bit of everything on the buffet. The menu offers a tasty tour of India, with flavors from Bombay and Delhi, as well as tandoor cooking and street-food influences. Dinner prices can run steep, but prices are on par with other area rates. Whatever you do, order the Kashmiri naan, which is stuffed with pineapple, cherries, and walnuts. It’s so good, it’s ridiculous, and makes the perfect dessert (even if it’s not intended to be dessert). The interior here was recently redone, and it’s quite a fashionable place, with hints of sparkly gold and hot pink. Its River North hipness is above and beyond the neighborhood Indian joint that I, for one, am accustomed to.