I figured that it was time to start the annual roundup of the best Ethnic Restaurants in Queens. What are your favorites?
Mine, in alphabetical order are:
A Fant Ti-
136-80 41st Ave - (between Main St and Union ST)
Flushing, Queens 11355
North Western China Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Cuisine, Lamb and Goat specialties. I enjoy the parsley with pepper salad, mustard green and celery salad, grilled lamb and goat leg, Lamb with hot pepper sauce, shredded lamb in garlic sauce (a bit salty but interesting), and most especially the goat leg with pepper & salt. They serve beer, soju, wine, and cocktails.
To read about the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Cuisine go to:
791 Fairview Ave
Pljeskavica aka Bosnian burgers
Cheburechnaya (Central Asian Uzbeki)
92-09 63rd Drive
Rego Park, Queens
Great delicate crust Chebureks (try the cabbage), large kebab selection including unctuous chunks of lamb fat.
Gum Fung - for Dim Sum
136-28 39th Ave
One of the best Dim Sum places in NY
Happy Family Lamb Restaurant
36-35 Main Street
Mongolian/Chinese Hot Pot, Lamb Specialties
I like the white and red broths, add any meats and veggies. It's all good from apps to entrees.
La Pollada De Laura- Peruvian
102-03 Northern Boulevard, Queens
Great ceviche (8 types) Jalea (lightly fried seafood and yucca), rotisserie chicken, and chicha morada (spiced purple corn drink)
Malaysian Rasa Sayang
75-19 Broadway (at 75th St.)
Natural Tofu Restaurant - Korean
40-06 Queens Boulevard
Sunnyside, Queens 11104
Open 24 hours
My favorite is the combination meat/seafood soft tofu stew- spicy (they serve mild, spicy, and very spicy. Spicy is very spicy and I enjoy eating habanaros. Very spicy is way overboard.) Get a bottle of soju to go with your meal.
Spicy & Tasty Sichuan
39-07 Prince Street (39th St. and Roosevelt)
Real Sichuan dishes and great cold apps.
Sripraphai Thai Restaurant
64-13 39th Ave
Woodside, Queens 11377
Cross Street: Between 64th Street and 65th Street
Directions: 7 to 61st St-Woodside Ave
No longer BYO.
Tierras Colombianas (two locations)
8218 Roosevelt Ave
Jackson Heights, Queens
Upi Jaya Indonesian- Indonesian, Pandang, Java, and Palembang dishes
76-04 Woodside Ave
I have enjoyed everything I have tried so far. Satay, rendang pendang- rendang beef, gulai kambing- spicy lamb curry, jackfruit curry,
No liquor license, BYOB.
Zabb Thai- North Eastern Esan/Isaan Thai Cuisine
71-28 Roosevelt Ave
Jackson Heights, Queens
A great selection of Yums (spicy, cold, salads), soups, and North Eastern Thai dishes