Took out from 5 Star Punjabi last night and, much to my dismay, I discovered that 1) the price of almost every item on their menu has been upwardly adjusted by a couple of bucks, and 2) more importantly, their take-out portions are literally HALF the size (they now mirror their dine-in portions - it used to be that you'd get a giant tub of each dish, now it's only a small container). The lunch buffet still seems to be intact (and the price was only raised by a dollar), and the food is as good as always.
I am disappointed because I loved everything about this place (the food, the price, the clientele, the hours of business, the experience of going driving to the underbelly of the universe to get my food at midnight) - but it has lost some significant appeal as there is far less bang for my takeout buck. (From what I can tell, the price increase is to defray the cost of, gasp, renovations).
Five Star Diner
13-05 43rd Ave, Queens, NY 11101