Best Indian Food
It seems time for a return to this topic.
The prior discussion, started in 2003, is linked below. Consensus seemed to be Chola and Banjara, Saravanaas for South Indian. Alternatives? Dissent? Newcomers? More outer borough options?
Jackson Diner, 74th street in Jackson Heights. I know the neighborhood has many options but the pace is always busy so the food if fresh. The lunch buffet is a must. You will leave very satisfied. You can also visit Patel Brothers market a few door down on your way home. Take either the 7 or E train.
Cheap Gujurati: Gujurati Newsstand (but nonexistent service) at 6th and 37th
Somewhat less cheap Gujurati: Vatan
Standard N. Indian: Polash (Spanish Harlem!), Banjara (EV)
Standard N. Indian & S. Indian, somewhat upscale: Chola (Midtown East)
N. Indian upscale, good but not extraordinary flavors: Tamarind
Indian fusion: Graffiti (EV), Vermilion (Midtown East) (Indian-Latin)
S. Indian: Tiffin Wallah (28th and Lex) and Tamil Nadu Bhavan (same area)
Kathi Roll: Kati Roll Co. (Village, Midtown), Grill 44 (near 44th and 3rd), Bombay Frankie (near Columbia on Amsterdam)
I'm not a fan of Devi (too expensive and mediocre) or Earthen Oven (too bland).
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