Brief note: much has been written on the wonder of Ambhala Dhaba. For those who work in Westwood/UCLA-ish, like me, should note: they run the best lunch specials in the area. $4.50-$7. For example, for $5, you get: a truly lovely eggplant bharta, the soup of the day, some good crisp raita, naan, and rice. 5 things! And it ain't buffet-table. I hate buffet table. Made to order, baby.
Oh - a few times somebody has written on this board that Ambhala Dhaba is the best Indian food they have tried, and that they never new Indian food could be like this. Try cruising down to Little Artesia and trying a thali at Jay Bharat or some of the specials at Woodlands.