No, you can't dance here, but after you scarf up the best samosas this side of Mumbai under the watchful eyes of bronze Hindu deities perched on high, you'll feel like donning a kurta and clinking zills. History abounds in the elegant Indian establishment Bombay Palace, which is currently in its 25th year. Deep Sethi bought the place 19 years ago and has been running it ever since with wife Harveen. Co-chefs and brothers Harnam, Surjit and Jassi Singh have been re-creating authentic Indian cuisine in the kitchen for more than a decade, making this the go-to place for traditional holidays and festive occasions. For the full-on experience, stop by on November 5, when the palace will sparkle with natives in their best saris and ajkams to celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. But any night you can get sumptuous tandoor dishes, biryanis, goan vindaloos and chicken tikka masala. If you want to jai ho, hop across the street to Nirvana. Same owners, more Bollywood. 8690 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 659-9944, —Heidi Dvorak

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