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Spicy Mina

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64-23 Broadway, Queens, NY 11377 40.749601 -73.898161
at 64th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-205-2340 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

spicymina.shuchinta.com

Nearby Subway Stops

M, R at 65th St.

Prices

$9.95-$16.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Queens Blvd. to 31st Ave., 78th St. to Woodside Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

When chef Mina Begum set up shop in Sunnyside, Queens, in 2003, people came from all boroughs to taste her fabulous Bangladeshi home cooking. The place closed, but her fans soon found her behind the stove at a restaurant in the East Village's Curry Row. Now, she's relocated once more, this time to a Woodside storefront, whose dingy decor belies the extraordinary food coming from its tiny kitchen. Despite her migrations, Begum's menu has barely changed. You can still get the grub that made her famous, like peerless vegetable pakora—shredded onions and carrots bound together by a hauntingly sweet batter and fried to an impossibly airy crunch—and achar gosht, chunks of lamb and potatoes coated in a pungent paste made from salty mango pickles and dotted with clumps of sweet frizzled onions. The buzz about the chef has died down on the Internet discussion forums where it was born and spread, so there are plenty of available seats. If lack of business forces her to close again, it'll be a great loss for us all. So what are you waiting for?

Recommended Dishes

Shrimp dopeaja, $15.95; dal fry, $8.95; pakora, $4.50; achar gosht, $14.95

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