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Deccan Kabab - Still open?

I called the restaurant repeatedly for a week and the number would be answered/picked up or something after a single ring then hang up. I then stopped by last weekend during regular hours and saw the restaurant's metal shutter was down. The following weekend I again tried calling all day Saturday and this time, I got a busy signal for the first few hours and then it just rang and rang.

Anyone know anything?

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

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  1. Anything? I won't be in the area to actually check for myself until next week...

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    1. re: JFores

      Just let it ring for over a minute: no pickup and I'm nowhere near to check!

    2. I noticed that the gates were down both times I went by last week. That's never a good sign.

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      1. re: el jefe

        Surprising to see a NYT reviewed place seemingly disappear like this. They always did decent business when I was in there. I'd only eaten there 4 or 5 times, but they had plenty of customers every single time. Hopefully it's something routine like someone taking a vacation, kitchen repairs, etc.

        1. re: JFores

          interesting i ate there maybe 5 or 6 times and barely ever saw other customers

          1. re: AubWah

            Only managed to get there once - I'm NEVER in Queens - and LOVED it. Someone somewhere else had a not-nice thing to say about the owner, but all I can say is that I thought he was A DOLL. I couldn't park and before I could ask he packaged up my order and hand-delivered it across the street to me. Total Doll.

            1. re: Allisondbl

              Saw it today. Shuttered.

              They did a good bustling business during the day, but it was definitely more samosas and tea than real plates of food.

              1. re: JFores

                Given my post "shuttered" is a scoche unclear: shuttered as in the big metal shutter was down across its front .. or shuttered as in it clearly be an EX-restaurant and no hope no moah? (Say it ain't so!) (But thanks for saying anything at all and checking period.)

                1. re: Allisondbl

                  It looks pretty dire. Everyone whose posted on this thread has visited there during normal business hours to find it shuttered. Did anyone know the owners well? Dave Cook might have one of their cell phone numbers.

                  1. re: JFores

                    I've reached out, but as of this writing I've had no response.

                    1. re: DaveCook

                      *Wipes tears on her sleeve.* Well this should bump it up again. So if someone reading this is nearby and can take a look, it would be mightily appreciated. I'm far out of town otherwise I'd check again or talk to neighbors meself.

                      And in case of emergency: anyone know any OTHER places serving Hyderabadi-style Biryani and/or 65 chicken?? Thanks to all and DaveCook particularly regardless.

                      1. re: DaveCook

                        According to a businessman in the neighborhood, Deccan Kabab closed only because the owner made enough money to cash out. Just where the cash came from or where he went to, I still don't know. The local businessman did add that a Nepali establishment, called Peace, is planned for the premises.

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

                        1. re: DaveCook

                          *SOBS* ... BANGS HEAD ON DESK ... *SOBS AGAIN.* If only someone bought the recipes to use!! And they do! I must find replacement Hyderabadi cuisine in Manhattan or Bklyn. Good for him but so bad for us!

                          That's it Dave: IT'S YOUR FAULT. I demand you ONLY review BAD restaurants. This will solve the problem entirely.

                          *Threatens* If Khokon goes South and Neerob closes ... ... ... tongues will roll!

                          P.S. Thanks Dave for continuing to look till you found answer. A

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                          Neerob
                          2109 Starling Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

        2. Tried to call a few times today and getting the busy signal again. *Oh sob.* Yeah if anyone has any real connection ... love an answer! Alley