Best Indian in Floral Park, Hickville vicinity?
I heartily recommend Usha or 5 Start Keralan Restaurant as well. The former carries about half of Mumbai Xpress' menu minus three price increases in one year and a strange tendency to try to over charge me a little bit too often. The staff are also lovely and their mithai is some of the best I've had in the States. In terms of eating, the veg thalis are Usha are vastly superior to those at Mumbai Xpress in all areas but the bread. Mumbai Xpress makes their bread fresh.
5 Star is one of the areas couple of Keralan restaurants and according to Peter Cherches, their prawn fry is excellent. On my visit their I had a thali with mackerel curry as well as a separate order of kingfish moilly and I was very impressed with the food. I prefer a certain place abroad, but I haven't otherwise had better Keralan food here. It's a shame that it's a little bit expensive (at least for me. For most people on here it's probably cheap.)
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In Floral Park I like Heritage and Santoor for full service, good food and nice atmosphere. Fiza, a tiny dump with a steam table has the best food. New Kerala is also very good and very different. Sometimes I go to MumbaiXpress with a pre stop at the great Chaat place slightly west. In Hicksville I really enjoyed New Chili and Curry on Woodbury Road
I have a question for you, is the Indian restaurant around the corner from the Kew Theatre any good?
Hi Stuart...thanks so much for the details, will hit them when I'm in the area...the little place on Austin around the corner from the theatre, isn't anything worth visiting..went there a few times quite awhile ago, and it hasn't really changed much over the years from what I've heard from people who have a business right down the block (and they're Indian, so they should know!)--my memory was that everything was microwaved, and underspiced, and just plain doa. Nothing resembling acute freshness...but, since I haven't been in the last 2 years or so, take it with a grain of salt. --by the way, don't know if you ever made it to Anthony's Coal oven pizza in Fl, but I posted on LI board, they just opened on Monday, next to Chipotle on Old country road--near to where Bombay Company went out of business...in the plaza where PC Richard is....terrific rosemary carmelized onion wings in the pizza oven--and fresh salad, superb eggplant parm, and very good pizza.
Thank You Janie!
Thanks to your quick answer I was able to change plans and go to Ghoroa instead. It was on the way and I had not been there in quite a while so we gave it a chance. The food was solid, nothing great, but everything was good and ridiculously cheap. Lamb chops(3), chicken tikka masala,minced chicken patty, two extra tikka pieces, large bowls of potato, zuchini and spinach with two naan and an onion kulcha for $36. The food was very spicy where it should be and overall well seasoned. I am not a fan of dessert at South Asian joints so post movie we had a great time at the nearby Eddie's Sweet Shop. Once again, thanks. Stuart
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Eddie's Sweet Shop
105-29 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375