1634 South Street, 215-964-9451
Keep your eye on West South Street: What once housed dive bars and barber shops is now home to a wine bar (Jet), an award-winning bistro (Pumpkin), excellent cafés (from L’Aube to La Va) and, most recently, a lamely named but solid Indian sit-down from the people who brought King of Tandoor to Fairmount. (What would have been wrong with King of Tandoor II?) The highlights are the charred grilled meats, biryanis and various Indian breads. Overheard: a diner observing, “This garlic naan is like crack!” as he ordered another basket. Service is friendly but slow, and as at Tandoor, you can BYO.