Best Of 2018

Best Reason to Venture Outside of Clifton for Indian: Aap India

Uptown has long been a mecca for tasty Indian fare, but different cuisines are making their way to other Cincy neighborhoods. Now there’s even Indian food on the West Side! Located in a refurbished Taco Bell, Aap India fills a gap in the Bridgetown/Cheviot-area’s restaurant offerings, with a daily lunch buffet and full menu featuring tandoori, biryani and bharta plus familiar go-tos like chicken tikka masala, saag paneer and savory naan. The cozy spot boasts a nice little bar with wine and local and Indian beers and super friendly service. The buffet never disappoints — there’s always a nice mix of dishes (with plenty of veggie options) that the kitchen replenishes until the very end — so swing by for lunch for a sampling of everything. In an area dominated by fast food and chain restaurants, Aap is a breath of fresh air and a bite of spicy curry. Aap India, 6430 Glenway Ave., Bridgetown, aapindiarestaurant.com.