A recent change in ownership has brought live music and fast, friendly service to this spot, which specializes in both Indian and Nepalese food (the new owner moved to Newburyport from Nepal, bringing his family along). Both the Indian and Nepalese selections are carefully prepared, but if you can’t decide, visit at lunchtime, when a buffet lets you try a bit of everything.
140 High St., Newburyport, 978-465-8600, misterindiacuisine.com
Passage to India
A beautiful dining room, spices ground in-house, and deep flavors keep attracting diners to this Indian mainstay.
157 Washington St., Salem, 978-832-2200, passagetoindiasalem.com