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Seeking Authentic Indian in Queens


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Seeking Authentic Indian in Queens

Ike Hull a.k.a. D'Argo | Sep 14, 2005 02:13 PM

A friend wanted to visit Jackson Heights and try Jackson Diner but I told her I've seen lots of downhill reports for it here on CH over the years. But after doing searches for other Indian on this board, I can't get a handle on any consensus as to what's good these days.

I remember the Big Dog saying some new restaurants in J. Hts. tend to be spectacular then flame out very quickly, so is there any new houndish dirt on good, authentic, and VERY spicy Indian in Queens? Doesn't have to be Jackson Hts. as long as it's not too far from a subway stop, any subway stop. We're coming from Manhattan but we like the spiciness and authenticity found in Queens. (Although I did have an excellent biryani at Gandhi on 6th in Manhattan recently, but the other dish we got was totally lackluster... but that's another board.)

South Indian is mostly OK too except that I don't like dosas. A place with much variety otherwise would probably work.

Or maybe we should just give up on straight Indian and go to an Indo-Chinese place? Unfortunately, I think Indian Oasis is probably out of the question due to its being not easily accessible without a car, unless I'm very much mistaken. I mean, suggests we can take the Q31 bus from the F train's 169th St stop, but how long would that bus trip take? We're coming from Manhattan so that seems like a seriously long journey compared to our jaunts to Sripraphai and Zabb.

And also if there's something better in Jersey City, then e-mail me, or post it on the Tristate Board please. That's more easily accessible for me, but I've rarely, rarely seen posts about JC Indian over there. Never seen any posts on the Indo-Chinese place in JC. Tried to go recently but found they're closed on Mondays.

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