13-15 43rd Ave., Queens, NY, 11101
nr. 21st St.
By troo on 10/22/2011
NYMag's Critic's Picks are usually a sure thing. Not in this case. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I had a late dinner at the "dive diner" side of the house. I didn't mind the weird decor, but, though I'm no clean freak, I was disgusted by the odor (a mix of stale urine and insecticide?) that permeated the room. Why did I stay for dinner? Well... I guess I was hungry, it was late, and the restaurant was around the corner from my hotel. The breads and lamb korma were decent, a modest step up from generic Indian, the price was reasonable, and I would have enjoyed the meal if the room weren't dirty and smelly. Service was particularly lackadaisical and unfriendly.
By imranazo on 9/17/2008
If you're looking for fancy, don't go there. If you want no-nonsense, real punjabi food, you're in luck. I particularly enjoyed the chicken kebab masala and aloo paratha. This is the only place I have ever found a real aloo paratha. Delicious.
By Queensite on 8/18/2008
This place is inexpensive. Unfortunately, that's the best thing I can say about it. I went with a friend. We had six items from the menu. Every one of them was extremely oily -- much more so than the same dishes I've had from any other Indian restaurant (and I've been to a lot). If you like that taste, then that might suit you well, but it really wasn't for me. The service was horrendous. A sample of what I experienced: mixing up the order; charging me for things I never ordered; not bringing the appetizer until after the main course was complete, even after I said I no longer wanted the appetizer; failure to ask whether we wanted anything to drink; putting out chutneys before the meal, but nothing with which to eat them. The decor is indeed a bit weird. My friend was dubious when she saw the place. I wasn't put off, though. "Don't judge a book by its cover," I told her. "New York Magazine says this place is great." Unfortunately, my friend was right and I was wrong.