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6th St Indian suggestions

buzzard83 Nov 6, 2006 09:04 PM

Hi Everyone- Looking for GREAT Indian on Friday night on E. 6th. Any up-to-date suggestions? Thanks in advance..

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    Peter Cherches RE: buzzard83 Nov 6, 2006 09:08 PM

    Great Indian & E. 6th = oxymoron.

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      Lindy74 RE: xyz_recipes Nov 7, 2006 03:40 PM

      IMHO most of the places in Jackson Heights, including the grossly overrated Jackson Diner, are just living off their old reputations and are no longer worth the trip (and "the trip" for me, being a Queens girl, is only one express stop). I much prefer Brick Lane any day.

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        melon RE: Lindy74 Nov 7, 2006 04:03 PM

        With the possible exception of Dosa Diner. i love Dosa Diner! They're cranky, but it's delicious.

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          thompsrr RE: Lindy74 Nov 7, 2006 09:45 PM

          agreed!!! jackson heights is nothing special. most indian food in nyc is pretty similar, sadly.

      2. Andrew P. RE: buzzard83 Nov 6, 2006 09:14 PM

        Best-of-breed on 6th Street are Brick Lane Curry House and Banjara. I don't think you can go wrong with either. Try the dumpahkt at Banjara if you go!

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          Lindy74 RE: buzzard83 Nov 6, 2006 10:00 PM

          I second the recommendation for Brick Lane Curry House. Just thinking about it makes me hungry...

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            calypsogirl RE: buzzard83 Nov 6, 2006 10:26 PM

            i third brick lane curry house!

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              chow_gal RE: buzzard83 Nov 6, 2006 10:59 PM

              Brick Lane Curry House and Banjara all the way!

              1. wleatherette RE: buzzard83 Nov 7, 2006 05:37 PM

                yup - try brick lane or bajara. around the corner on 2nd avenue, madras cafe and haveli are also good bets.

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                  Peter Cherches RE: wleatherette Nov 7, 2006 06:02 PM

                  Madras Cafe is excellent. I don't think of it as a "6th Street Restaurant".

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                  haleyjen RE: buzzard83 Nov 7, 2006 06:47 PM

                  Banjara- no question!

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                    iraform RE: buzzard83 Nov 8, 2006 03:07 AM

                    Why not try something a bit different and go to Sigiri, which is a Sri Lankan restaurant around the corner on 1st Ave between 5th and 6th. Sri Lankan food is a little lighter and fresher than most Indian food I've had, and it's very spicy. Order eggplant, a curry, and some appam (hoppers) to scoop it all up.

                    1. AKR RE: buzzard83 Nov 8, 2006 08:09 PM

                      Banjara is a good bet. It's a shade more than the others on the street, but still lots of value.

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