Tilak, an Indian restaurant in Bernal Heights, is the answer to virtually every “where to grab dinner?” text. It’s one of the rare weeknight dinner spots that’s actually open on Mondays (and past 8pm). You can saunter in for a last-minute dinner, and the menu has something for everyone—including your vegetarian coworker—from rich meat and seafood curries, to equally excellent smaller dishes like tamarind-y dahi puri. On top of fulfilling all of the aforementioned needs, this cheery spot has bright orange walls and friendly staff who'll make you want to stay a while. Keep the fluffy housemade naan coming, and instead of waiting on a text, just get a group of your favorite people together and come here. 

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