This southwest-side Pakistani restaurant uses whole spices in almost every dish. Don't be surprised to find black peppercorns, whole cloves, cinnamon bark and fruity green cardamom pods in your mouth. But La Sani is worth it -- the food ululates with flavor. Lunch is the best deal; the buffet goes for $7.99. The food is extremely hot, and there's no beer, so you might consider getting dinner to go.
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