i need a recommendation for a good indian restaurant in the hayward/castro valley/san leandro/union city area. i would consider newark as well, but i would prefer to stay more north since it seems a bit far when dealing with rush hour traffic. would prefer a place that was not vegetarian only, since i will be taking a meat-eater along with me.
i've already been to favorite indian on A street in hayward and found it to be just okay (my saag paneer was a bit on the mild side, could do with it being a bit spicier).
also any recommendations for an indian food newbie would be great. my boyfriend is a true carnivore, and well, i've never really eaten indian food that wasn't vegetarian. so if you guys have any favorites for someone just trying things out (and is looking for meat meat meat), suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well.