Just inside the front door of Merit Kabab Palace, you’ll see an assortment of things like samosas, paratha, and tandoori chicken. And you should order all of those things. This is a small, constantly busy place where you can just seat yourself, then order some very good, relatively inexpensive curries, kababs, and biryanis. There’s also a separate counter in the back where you can get some quick momos with a side of fried noodles.
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Mom’s Momo is a Tibetan food truck with locations in Jackson Heights and Sunnyside, and it’s a great place to eat beef momos covered in hot sauce.
Phayul is a Tibetan restaurant hidden up a flight of stairs in Jackson Heights, and it’s an excellent spot for some casual soup and momos.
Potala is a tiny counter-service spot in Jackson Heights that’s great for some quick momos or a bowl of soup.
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Bombay Chowk is a casual Indian restaurant on the UES with neon lights, chairs that look like thrones, and some very good chicken kadai.
Biryani Darbar is an Indian spot in Jersey City that’s a great option for casual group dinners.
Hampton Chutney Co.
Hampton Chutney Co. is a counter-service spot in Soho where you can get a sandwich, a salad, or a dosa the size of your arm. Try it for a quick lunch.
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SriPraPhai is a Woodside favorite that’s been serving some of NYC’s best Thai food for over two decades.
Lhasa Fast Food
Lhasa Fast Food is a tiny Tibetan restaurant hidden behind a cell phone store in Jackson Heights. Stop by for a quick meal, and order some momos.
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