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Urban Tadka Top 100

Urban Tadka’s original location is in an Irving strip center that has seen better days; the Dick’s Sporting Goods recently turned into a trampoline park, and the other anchor business is a Best Buy. But this Punjabi restaurant mini-chain vastly exceeds any expectations that its surroundings might create. The specialties here are paneer, lamb and goat, all available in superb dishes that balance a multitude of flavors and spices. Grab some naan bread that’s been stuffed with paneer or onions, too.

Top pick: Kadai paneer, which finds the cubes of cheese cooked in a spicy sauce with tomatoes and bell peppers, is a standout. Or dunk your naan into lamb dhansak, with ultra-tender lamb simmered in lentils.
A recent roti special at Urban Tadka
Urban Tadka
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30-9:45 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5:30-9:45 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30-9:45 p.m.
  • Parking: Free, Lot available
  • Takeout
  • Delivery