This modest storefront, on Jersey City's bustling, two-block-long Little India, has been home to at least four other restaurants during the past dozen years. The previous tenant was an "Irani hotel," a sort of cafe increasingly rare even in its native Mumbai.
The menu at Bombay to Goa, which opened in the summer of 2018, also nods toward India's largest city but pays greater homage to a tiny state with Portuguese colonial roots. The curries, our server explained, forgo creaminess in favor of robust spices typically blended in-house. Shown: xacutti de galinha (shah-Koo-tee day gah-Leen-yah), Goan-style chicken curry with a coconut accent.
H/T Chris Crowley, Grub Street
Bombay to Goa
785 Newark Ave. (John F. Kennedy Blvd.-Herbert Pl.), Jersey City