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Best Indian In NYC

What would you say is the best Indian restaurant in NYC?

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  1. It depends on what you're looking for. Junoon and Tulsi get plenty of love for their versions of Indian fine dining. The chef at Tulsi has the distinction of cooking at the city's first Michelin-starred Indian restaurant and he continues to turn out quality cuisine. At a more moderate price, there is good food to be had at Moti Mahal and Chote Nawab. Dhaba also gets a lot of accolades, though as much as I enjoy the restaurant, I think the volume of praise is more representative of how many people have had their first taste of good Indian there due to the affordable prices and favorable media coverage rather than the actual cooking.

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    1. Junoon
      Moti Mahal Delux
      Saravanaa Bhavan

      1. Get the Onion Chili Rava Masala Dosa at Saravanas Bhavan.

        1. It doesn't get much love on this board but personally I think that Tamarind Tribeca is one of the best ones.
          Probably not the most authentic, but the quality and the ingredients are top notch.
          I'd called it a refined dining experience with indian flavors more than a travel to india, but it's the one I keep going back to.

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          1. re: alepenazzi

            One of my very good friends is indian, with out of town friends his go to is tamarind, and when on his own its punjab deli or out to the kebob place dive in jackson heights.

          2. Had some very tasty home-style dishes (sort of the complete opposite of Tamarind/Junoon) at bombay duck in the village. we actually split our meal between there and masala times two doors down, both of which put out great renditions of no-frills home/street type foods.