Mon-Thu, noon-10:30pm; Fri, noon-11pm; Sat, 1pm-11pm; Sun, 1pm-10:30pm
F, G at Seventh Ave.
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19th St. to Union St., Prospect Park West to Fourth Ave.
Because Indian restaurants can be so hit-or-miss, people tend to swear loyalty oaths to the first one they find satisfying. But there are a number of worthy Indian spots beyond the flash and blur of Sixth Street and the main drag in Jackson Heights, and Bombay Grill is just that sort of place. In its tandoories, curries and masalas, the kitchen uses a good balance of spices that don’t overwhelm their meats and veggies. A korma dish holds tender chicken breast and raisins in a thick, creamy sauce aromatic with almonds, and the tandoori mixed grill blends a touch of smokiness with cumin and lemon. Those who enjoy listening to their neighbors’ conversations over bites of fluffy naan are in luck, since under the chandelier lighting and Indian-themed art on the walls, the tables are packed close together.Recommended Dishes
Tandoori mixed grill, $16.95; chicken korma, $13.95; vegetable pakoras, $4.95