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Jun 22, 2010 12:13 PM

Basmati Table - new Indian in Sunnyside Skillman btwn 46th and 47th

It just opened yesterday 6/21.

Haven't tried it yet but I will this weekend. Post your reviews if you've eaten there!

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  1. I stopped in yesterday, they had a free buffet set up. The chicken tikka was very good. It's owned by the same guy who owns Bliss. He said they would have the regular menu set-up by tonight for dinner. It was still being worked on as of yesterday.

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      1. re: rhydewithdis

        I went tonight and am sorry to say I was really disappointed. They are clearly still working out the kinks, service-wise -- apps came out after the entrees, entrees came out without the rice that was supposed to accompany them, and they got my entree wrong (chana saag instead of palak dal). Beyond the service issues, however, both my chana saag and my bf's chicken korma were disappointingly bland -- made me think maybe they were seasoning for American palates?

        I realize all of these issues are par for the course at new restaurants, and I sincerely hope they work through them and improve -- I'd really love a great Indian restaurant in the neighborhood!

    1. There is already a quite well regarded INDIAN place in Sunnyside called CURRY POINT.

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      1. re: micheal

        The reviews were pretty mixed, and if you live near Basmati, the other restaurant is not so close.

      2. Just ordered the chicken tikka marsala to go. Good but a really small portion. I can get twice as much food for less money at the Butcher Block. I won't be returning.

        Butcher Block
        43-46 41st St, Queens, NY 11104

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        1. re: TomF

          Tried the Korma, and the tikka, fatty chicken in both. This is the second indian that disappoints in Sunnyside; Sonali being the other. The Butcher's Block is not a indian restaurant. Micheal's right. Curry Point is great, and they deliver, quickly.

          44-13 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11104

          Curry Point
          41-02 Greenpoint Ave, Queens, NY 11104

        2. Not wanting to proselytize anymore but CURRY POINT deserves now to be recognized as a very solid place for good quality INDIAN in SUNNYSIDE. All my experiences so far are take out and like others very very good. A few hiccups at startup are sorted out now in all my recent experiences. This a serious place that knows INDIA,prepares great food, fantastic tandoori nan, amazing beautiful aromatic rice, maybe from reading here corrected early mistakes. I really believe with some local support this place can emerge as an excellent INDIAN.

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          1. re: micheal

            How would you compare Curry Point to Basmati Table?