BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — The manager of a new restaurant on Ralph Avenue hopes to bring Indian culture and flavor to the neighborhood.
Indian Curry Heights opened its doors at 125 Ralph Ave. on the corner of Hancock Street at the end of December, offering a selection of samosas, tandoori chicken, lamb, goat and more.
Ali Firuj, 33, said he sought to bring the eatery to the area after moving to Bedford-Stuyvesant from India five years ago.
“This neighborhood is fast-changing, a lot of ... people are coming and the area is growing,” Firuj said.
“In my experience I think a lot of people want to know about the Indian culture, people are coming in and asking what it’s about, they’re interested to know about it and try to learn.”
The new 30-seat restaurant, complete with free WiFi and traditional Indian songs playing on loop, also provides catering, Firuj said.
Since its launch, popular dishes have included Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Curry, he added, with sides starting at $1.75 and entrees ranging from $8.95 to $14.50.
The eatery prides itself on fresh food, Firuj said, and provides an alternative to many fast-food and ready-made options already in the neighborhood.
Indian Curry Heights is open noon to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursdays, and noon through 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information visit the restaurant’s website here.