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Sep 23, 2010 04:12 PM

Deccan Kabab - NYC's First Hyderabadi Restaurant

Hello all,

Having eaten a number of times at London's only Hyderabadi restaurant (named quite originally Hyderabadi Spice) I was very excited to spot the new "sign" for Deccan Kabab. I went in to see if it was indeed a Hyderabadi place and it turns out it is with a full crew of native Hyderabadis. They've got the full range of regional specialites: haleem, biriyanis, mirch ka salaa, etc. I didn't get to try anything yet as I just had a huge meal at Taqueria Coatzingo, but I'm going to probably go back tomorrow.


P.S. Correct me if I'm wrong on the first bit, but I don't think I am. Also, it's in the location that used to be occupied by the perpetually empty Nepalese/Tibetan place next to the barber shop on the same street crossing 74th St as the rather posh looking Delhi or Deshi Heights place.

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    There is Hyderadabi off Broadway on the other side of the BQE. one block west of spicy mina RIP.

    the people at deccan were pretty nice thouhg, and the prices are good now.

    ALSO, you might want to check out the new place on 72nd street. they opened up a whole mall of places down an alley. the restaurant on the corner is bangladeshi in a very pretty and spacious place. the guy told me to come back tomorrow and the downstairs will be chinese and japanese (what??).

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    1. re: Jeffsayyes

      I always get a little suspicious of Hyderabadi labels, since there is a Hyderabad in Pakistan as well as Andhra Pradesh.....but that mirch ka sala makes me hopeful that Deccan Kabab is the AP model. Looking forward for a report.

      64-02 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11377

      Deccan Kabab
      74-06 37th Rd, Queens, NY 11372

      1. re: Jeffsayyes

        How is Hyderabadi? Has it been written about on here?

        Yeah they were rather nice and the prices aren't bad. I walked down there during Ramadan and a large new Bangladeshi place was serving iftar, but I wasn't really in the mood for an iftar style meal so I passed on trying it then. That block has become awfully Whitechapel-ish in the last year or so...

        64-02 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11377

        1. re: Jeffsayyes

          72nd and what? between b'way and 37th?

          1. re: bigjeff


            it'son 64th street, off bway. around the block from spicy mina.

            1. re: Jeffsayyes

              that's the Hyderadabi right? And what about the second place you mention, the mall/alley? that sounds amazing! Jackson Heights will get its own Golden Mall? where exactly is that?

              also, any new bright shining spots in Jackson Heights? You saw that VV review which covered the new place that replaced Karahi and Grill (which previously replaced a Roti Boti)?

              Or, are we talking about the same place? It's across from Dera, on Broadway? Down the block from Kababish?

              1. re: bigjeff

                yeah that place is across from dera. I've only walked in. There's too many places to try.

                the hidden place is only good b/c it's hidden. at the head of the alley which it sits, though, is a new Indian restaurant. It's across the street from Reddy Penny. It's spacious inside, and the food looked fine. It's bangladeshi, which I still am looking for something outstanding from. Downstairs is a chinese/japanese restaurant (strange, right?) I haven't stepped inside there.

                but bright and new is a little thai takeout, which anyone from manhattan will scoff at, but whoever lives in walking distance will like. It's at 72nd at 37th. a bangkok older lady prepares all the dishes, last time I went she said she made one of the dishes at home b/c they didn't have the right ingredients at the supermarket which this is attached to. Nothing is crazy and I am not well versed enough to know the names of the dishes, and can barely understand the lady to get the specifics. but it's pleasing stuff. akin to the food at the temple. I'm definitely going to write a post on this in the near future.

                also, there's a new korean place at bway and 76th in the yogo to go place. seems interesting.

                I believe there is one new indian place coming on 74th st. it's been coming for about a year though. it's funny how some places seem to pop up overnight and others are in construction for years.