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Taste Good

82-18 45th Ave., Queens, NY 11373 40.741589 -73.882723
at 82nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-898-8001 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Daily, 10:30am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

M, R at Elmhurst Ave.

Prices

$5.25-$23

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

The strip between Elmhurst and Whitney Avenues should be renamed Little Golden Triangle in honor of its Southeast Asian restaurants. This particular eatery traffics in Malaysian cuisine. Thin tables decorated with old restaurant reviews are pushed up against either side of the narrow room, leaving a small runway for shuttling food from the kitchen at back. Taste Good’s earthy funk is edgeless—bold ingredients like ginger, curry, and anchovy somehow homogenize while the same compote of pounded chiles and shrimp paste is used to fry spiced okra as asambal squid. The simpler dishes succeed more often, like the griddle-blistered roti canai with mild chicken curry, or the crispy log of fish paste wrapped in soybean curd. While these mellow renditions taste good, it’s hard not to wish for dishes that were less pretty and more aggressively flavorful.

Recommended Dishes

Roti canai, $2.35; crispy fish cake, $8.50

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