Curry House

Grab a newspaper and settle in for a long lunch at this spacious Malaysian restaurant. Despite the nutty cartoon house in its logo, Curry House is a relaxed place to take refuge from a hectic workday or just play hooky. Hide out here with a creamy Malaysian coffee and roti canai during the day, or stop in for a quiet weeknight dinner. It’s not that the place doesn’t stay busy, it just happens to be in a huge, brightly lit space with more breathing room than most Chinatown restaurants. If you’re not flying solo, pile into one of the plush blue booths with a group and share some extra crispy Malaysian-style short ribs, fish sauce mai fun, and a side of achat.