If you’ve ever been to a Northern Indian restaurant, you’re probably familiar with menu staples like chana masala, aloo gobi, and palak paneer. But at Munch India, chef-owners and married couple Diana Afroza and Nick Ahmed want to introduce customers to the diverse regional cuisines of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, with many dishes you’d be hard-pressed to find on the menus of other Indian restaurants in the East Bay. The menu, which rotates every two weeks, utilizes fresh produce from Berkeley Bowl and farmers’ markets, plus high-quality meat and seafood from local purveyors. The dishes are made using freshly ground spices, and diners can watch Afroza and Ahmed at work in the open kitchen. With family roots in Kolkata and Bangladesh, you’ll find dishes the couple grew up with, plus items from Delhi, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and more. If it’s on the menu, don’t miss the Indo-Chinese Hakka noodles, which are popular in Kolkata.
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Hours: Tues.-Sat. 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.