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Kabab King Diner

73-01 37th Rd., Queens, NY 11372 40.747152 -73.892383
at 73rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-457-5857 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $

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Daily, 24 hours

Nearby Subway Stops

E, F, M, R at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave.; 7 at 74th St.-Broadway



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Accepted/Not Necessary


Whether you find yourself at the Kabab King Diner or the Kabab King Palace depends on where you sit. The less-than-pristine street level is for placing orders at the sweltering counter and eating from paper plates; the second-floor, 120-person dining room, which displays a waterfall festooned with plastic flowers at the top of the stairs, is crisply decorated with ornate wooden chairs and tasseled dark-green drapes. Kababs are the pride of the house, among them a searingly hot blackened chicken tikka, as well as tubes of chopped, seasoned chicken and beef. The glassed-in steam table holds skewerless masalas and curries of vegetables, lamb, and goat, which are coated in a thick, oily sauce and served with abundant rice. A cooling, not-too-sweet lassi—a yogurt-based drink—takes the edge off the spicy food, and homemade pistachio and almond burfi, similar to dulce de leche, softens the edge.


Kabab King, which caters parties, also has a selection of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi newspapers available for perusal.

Recommended Dishes

Chicken tikka platter, $12