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Mustang Thakali Kitchen

74-14 37th Ave., Queens, NY 11372 40.749008 -73.891206
nr. 75th St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-898-5088 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian
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Official Website

thakalikitchen.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 11am-11pm; Sat-Sun, noon-midnight

Prices

$3.95-$13.25

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Late-Night Dining

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Himalayan cuisine used to be a novelty in Queens. Now, thanks to an immigration boom, it’s a bona fide attraction, especially in Jackson Heights, where one could make a satisfying (if bloaty) momo crawl among at least half a dozen spots. Those indigenous dumplings are on offer at Mustang Thakali Kitchen, an elegant outpost specializing in the sort-of-Chinese, sort-of-Indian, and ultimately unique foods of Nepal and Tibet. Thali platters arrange restrained portions of curry, vegetables, and tangy pickles around a mound of rice for an edifying Intro to Nepal; choose the farsee-goat option, submerged in pumpkin gravy, and don’t neglect the extra-gingery dal. Ghoken materialize as perhaps the sturdiest buckwheat pancakes you’ve ever seen, and the sensational sukuti sadeko is a sort of beef-jerky ceviche—tangy, limey, spicy, with a jolting astringency and a jaw-muscle-defying texture.

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