Awadh makes northern Indian food like slow-cooked meats, kebabs, and biryani cooked in clay pots with naan layered over the top - which alone is worth the trip. This two-story place also has lots of room, and it’s nice enough for a fifth date or a dinner with your grandparents who are visiting from Westchester.
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From white-tablecloth places to cafeteria-style spots, these are our 25 favorite Indian restaurants in the city.
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Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
Saiguette is a little Vietnamese place that makes the best (and largest) banh mi on the Upper West Side.
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Adda is a great casual Indian restaurant in Long Island City, and you should be planning a trip here for some curry and cheesy naan.
Indian Taj is an all-you-can-eat spot in Jackson Heights that’s open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Ganesh Temple Canteen
Ganesh Temple Canteen is a South Indian cafeteria below a Hindu temple in Flushing that serves some of the best dosas in NYC.
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Finally, the kind of restaurant the Upper West Side has long been starved for. The Ribbon has style and substance and does classic food right.
While RedFarm doesn’t deliver the most authentic dim sum experience, it is delivering quality food.
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