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Curry in a Hurry

119 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016 40.742721 -73.982357
at 28th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-683-0900 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10

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Hours

Wed-Mon, noon-11pm; Tue, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 28th St.

Prices

$7.99-$12.99

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

14th St. to 42nd St., First Ave. to Ninth Ave.

Profile

This Curry Hill favorite has been so talked up by its admirers that it is something of a shock to see the place for what it is—a mediocre, albeit idiosyncratic curry joint. If you enjoy the chop-chop Soup Nazi manner of service, perhaps you too will become a disciple. Customers are briskly herded through a cafeteria-style line for food that’s not good enough to justify the rough-around-the-edges (and not in the charming way) service. Nor is it tasty enough to distract you from the mess upstairs that is the dining area, which is in sore need of rehabilitation, or at least the occasional clean-up. Also upstairs is the complimentary salad bar where one can fill up on lemon slices, cucumbers, and iceberg lettuce. Clearly meant to be a perk, the sloppy arrangement is more of a turnoff. Still, if the chicken curry, for instance, were a cut above your standard takeout, this eatery could be a diamond in the rough. Instead, it’s just a hole in the wall.

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