Originally Posted by caliking
I lived in Chicago for several years (moved in 2006) and miss the Indian restos. Houston has mediocre Indian/Pakistani restos. You, sir, have the luxury of having awesome Indian and Pakistani food close by. Aside from places on Devon and some in the Western 'burbs, for an adventure try these 2 in the city:
Baba's Palace @ 334 West Chicago
Pakizah @ 1011 North Orleans
Both are somewhat divey, but Baba's is the more "upscale" of the 2 in relative terms. Both are open 24/7 and cater mainly to cab drivers. The food at both is kinda greasy spoon type fare, but oh so good! If you're taking the wife and kids then Baba's is the better choice and I would go during the daytime.
I have been by Baba's a bunch of times.
Next time I will stop in!