Zyka’s menu exhibits the sundry influences on Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Northern-style Muslim dishes unite with South Indian seasonings. I find Zyka’s meat and vegetable curries way too oily, but I readily glut myself on paratha made from coiled dough, goat biryani flecked with ground spices, and the scarlet, curry-leaf-strewn snack called Chicken 65, whose name has many legends but no clearly defined origin. Zyka wins the original location award: It’s housed in the former Decatur Church of Christ.
1677 Scott Boulevard, Decatur, 404-728-4444, zyka.com