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Spicy Mina? Am i missing something

Daniel76 | Jan 2, 201004:58 AM

I am very confused by the positive reviews i have heard about this place.. Not just positive but, like glowing. I feel like this place is considered the best Indian Restaurant in New York on Chowhound..

Last night we went there and had a truly disappointing and lack luster meal.. With a place like Spicy Mina, one expects some sort of spice.. Whether it's in heat or just seasoning, the name evokes ideas of flavor.. Our dinner last night was very bland.. I understand subtle,I appreciate subtle, but, this was just plain under seasoned..

A mustard fish we ordered tasted of nothing... Steamed fish were the only flavor notes in the dish.. Bryani had lots of ginger flavor and some sweetness from Onion and Rasiins but, again, flavors were muted and nothing exciting..

Naan was excellent.. Airy and just so impressively light.. This was wonderful..

Another enjoyable thing was the Fuksha..

The appetizer, Fuskha, was easily the best thing we ate here.. Cold crunchy chat with lots of flavors and textures..

We also had a plate of oil spinach with some pieces of mushy cheese curds on the plate.. Oily, burnt, and just not exciting.. A plate of mush..

I dont know if it has been so built up on this website for years, or they were having a bad night but, we were really unimpressed.. What was particularly sad was knowing how many places that we wish we would have eaten at instead of coming here.. We passed Zaab and Sripraprhai and so many other options that Woodside and the surrounding area offer,.

Please someone tell me where we went wrong?

Spicy Mina
64-23 Broadway, Queens, NY 11377

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