The lamb rogan josh from Bombay Indian Restaurant.
A newcomer to the Waikiki restaurant scene, Bombay Indian Restaurant is thoroughly warm and friendly, from the wait staff to the flavors in the cuisine to the saffron colors on the walls. One of the chef’s specials is lamb rogan josh, a yogurt-based, creamy curry, served over basmati rice. It’s nearly a dessert, the curry on the sweet side, the lamb melt-in-your mouth tender. For just a few dollars over the $20-mark budget, you could add a glass of Kenwood Yulupa sparkling wine ($6) that plays nicely against the curry’s textures, or for $2.50, add a serving of nan bread, baked in the restaurant’s tandoori oven. Dinner daily, 5 to 10 p.m.
Discovery Bay Center, 1778 Ala Moana Blvd., 942-3990.