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Grittiest restaurant

What is the grittiest restaurant you've been to in the outer boroughs? For me it's a certain stall in golden mall basement. Very gritty

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  1. This stall; by any chance, do they make noodles?

    1. Any restaurant described as a "stall" sounds gritty to us non-NYers, yikes!

      1. Definitely one of the grittiest bathrooms I've ever seen in the States.

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        1. re: mookleknuck

          In the Golden Mall, there is a pretty ok bathroom in the restaurant at the dead end. If you're standing with the dumpling stand (great variety of inexpensive dumplings, by the way) on your right, you'll be facing this restaurant maybe 3 stalls down. Walk, turn right into the restaurant, past the tables, end of hall. Rest rooms.

          Unless of course these are the ones you thought were the worst... then I'd have to show you where the really bad ones are :-)

          1. re: Steve R

            Perhaps mookleknuck is referring to the downstairs bathrooms at Golden Mall...

            1. re: rschwim

              The bathroom in the basement that is a tiny closet. No lights. No toilet paper. Grime and human waste everywhere. I wasn't so hungry after seeing that...

        2. Fiza Diner on Hillside ave. It is a dirty restaurant in a DiFara way. Tables to eat at but nobody to clean them. Sink in the corner, right in the seating area. Serve yourself box freezer that looks like the one from Texas Chain Saw Massacre next to the tables that is half full of kulfi pops. Just downright grimey. A little while ago they renovated and moved out the sink but the food service situation remains the same. Dirty greasy crumb covered tables with plastic water jugs.Great tandoor dishes and fantastic keema. Big choice of vegetables as well as brain dishes for the adventerous. Even the people behind the counter look like they could use a shower or at least some clean clothing. I get everything to go.

          1. Savor Fusion was the worst. They shut it down a couple of months ago.

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            1. re: johnk

              I went to Savor Fusion maybe a dozen times and never noticed anything dirty or grimy

              1. re: AubWah

                Surprised to hear that. I went twice. First time to grab food to go and the second time to sit and eat after a Mets game.
                The floors, tables and chairs were covered with a greasy sheen...Dumplings and Lamb Noodle Soup were great though..
                Dept. of Health shut them down...

            2. Not sure it's 100% fair to judge cleanliness of a restaurant by its bathrooms alone, but there could be a likely correlation. I've been in some restrooms in NY Chinatown that were very dirty and so small you could barely turn around in them, or were down the stairs and across the alley in another building...

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              1. re: comestible

                I am very surprised people turned this thread into talk of bathrooms? My original post had nothing to do with bathrooms

                1. re: AubWah

                  Sorry for the tangent. The mention of the stall in the Golden Mall basement immediately brought to mind the bathroom, which is not a stall. If the vendor in the basement that you're speaking of is the one I think it is, then I will heartily concur that one is pretty... gritty.

                  1. re: mookleknuck

                    Who would use a bathroom in the golden mall basement?

                    1. re: AubWah

                      Desperate times, desperate measures.

                      1. re: mookleknuck

                        The fuller your bladder, the lower your standards, eh? I understand completely!

                        1. re: StrandedYankee

                          The situation wasn't dire enough. But I could see when/how that could happen. Like if you ate at every vendor in Golden Mall in one afternoon.