Takadanobaba is two stops from Shinjuku on the JR Yamanote line, and is probably best known for all its Waseda university students.
Being mainly a student town, it offers numerous places to eat - most of them reasonably priced and good tasting.
Malabar Indian Restaurant is in Tokyo's Takadanobaba district, only 3 minutes walk east out of Takadanobaba Station.
The restaurant is a well-established presence in Takanobaba, having been doing business for over two decades, since 1986.
The Indian and Nepalese staff provide prompt and friendly service. The restaurant itself is spacious for Tokyo: a split-level arrangement seating about 25.
Best of all is the food: consistently good, with subtley flavored curries, salads that taste all right
(a bit of a rarity at Indian restaurants), soft, full nan - never brittle or burnt - and servings on the generous side.
Unless you're not into sweet, the kabli nan is especially recommended: nan with almost dessert-flavored, mainly coconut, filling.
For two people for dinner, a hearty feed and a jug or two of beer will come to around 4,500 yen total.
Weekdays 11:30am - 11:00pm (last order 10:30pm)
Weekends/national holidays: 11:30am - 10:30pm (last order 10:00pm)
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075
Tel. 03 3209 4903
Google Map for Malabar