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Title: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: DijoninJH on October 14, 2019, 09:44:50 AM
Just want to give a plug to the new Angel Indian Restaurant that opened at 7414 37th Rd. The owner was a chef at Adda in LIC, and the menu is all vegetarian.

Was damn tasty, we had the saag paneer and the Masala Dosa; both of which tasted so fresh and you could taste the love.

They are still shacking out the operation, but a awesome additional to the hood.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: carrefour_ny on October 14, 2019, 10:29:42 AM
Thanks much for sharing! Been looking for a new Indian place to try.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: dssjh on October 14, 2019, 11:15:51 AM
it looks really nice, and the menu has a couple non-standard things i'd love to try. looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: toddg on October 14, 2019, 05:36:16 PM
This is excellent news!  Adda is one of the best Indian restaurants in the city.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Jeffsayyes on October 15, 2019, 07:28:57 AM
Would Adda be just as popular without the decoration and safe location?
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: DijoninJH on October 15, 2019, 07:50:24 AM
I think the food stands up for itself.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: toddg on October 15, 2019, 05:05:41 PM
I agree.  I thought it was better than the offerings in Jackson Heights, and most of what I've had on Lex as well.   I haven't tried the higher-end places, so I can't compare those. 

If you've tried it, and disagree, I'd like hear about your experience there.   I respect your opinion!
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: pynchoff on October 15, 2019, 06:39:59 PM
Adda is excellent. Looking forward to trying Angel!
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: KGDHP on October 15, 2019, 08:52:13 PM
Would Adda be just as popular without the decoration and safe location?

Safe location? As in LIC? It's in the middle of NOWHERE. Not like it's on Vernon Blvd.

That being said...it is EXCELLENT. I agree (begrudgingly) that it is better than some of the offerings here. I wish our restaurants would take note on how ambience can rest enhance the dining experience.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Jeffsayyes on October 16, 2019, 07:22:30 AM
LIC = Safe. Just as Jackson Heights is safer than Corona. Same as Tortilleria Nixtamal is safer than La Espiga. Same as Queens Night Market is safer than Warren Street. Safe is just what I say instead of more blunter terms such as gentrified or white.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: DijoninJH on October 16, 2019, 07:56:02 AM
I posted to support a new business in Jackson Heights, that was really tasty. Hopefully, we won't need to worry about Adda, because we can just stay in the neighborhood.

It will be interesting if they applied for a beer/wine license or it will be BYOB. I forgot to ask when we were there over the weekend.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: abcdefghijk on October 16, 2019, 09:47:25 AM
LIC = Safe. Just as Jackson Heights is safer than Corona. Same as Tortilleria Nixtamal is safer than La Espiga. Same as Queens Night Market is safer than Warren Street. Safe is just what I say instead of more blunter terms such as gentrified or white.

I am confused by the simplistic opinion re: restaurants that
White = Bad
Non-White = Good

A more nuanced, and correct view, I believe, is that both White and Non White establishments can be Good... or Bad. Depending totally on what the venue offers. 

 

Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Jeffsayyes on October 16, 2019, 10:35:29 AM
LIC = Safe. Just as Jackson Heights is safer than Corona. Same as Tortilleria Nixtamal is safer than La Espiga. Same as Queens Night Market is safer than Warren Street. Safe is just what I say instead of more blunter terms such as gentrified or white.

I am confused by the simplistic opinion re: restaurants that
White = Bad
Non-White = Good

A more nuanced, and correct view, I believe, is that both White and Non White establishments can be Good... or Bad. Depending totally on what the venue offers.


totally agree
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: spooky on October 16, 2019, 01:29:29 PM
People always say Jackson Heights has good Indian food.

I always thought the Indian options were good, but not amazing.

Until now.

ANGEL Indian is OUTSTANDING - dishes not overly creamy or over-spiced.

Easily the best restaurant in the neighborhood

Go support them!

Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: rhydewithdis on October 16, 2019, 03:16:46 PM
is it BYOB for the time being?
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: KGDHP on October 16, 2019, 10:39:37 PM
Went tonight. It was good. The paneer is top notch. The rest was okay. I'll definitely go back to try something else.bc there is potential and the people there are nice.

Def think every restaurant in this part of the nabe can use a serious aesthetic upgrade. Decor and ambience aren't even that expensive anymore!!!
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: frances on October 18, 2019, 09:21:35 PM

Ate there tonight. Food is significantly better than the other Indian places in the neighborhood, and the staff is delightful. They've been open for three weeks, and should be much busier than they are. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: rhydewithdis on October 19, 2019, 05:46:24 PM
We ate there last night and echo everyone's positive comments here. Staff is great, food is much better than mostly all other options in and around 74th Street. If you've been to Adda, then you know what you are in for apart from this place being pure vegetarian (a big plus in my book). Go now before the NYTimes does and the place gets packed up.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: petegart on October 22, 2019, 03:25:27 PM
We were excited to try this new restaurant, and Wow it is fantastic. 
I did bring a bottle of beer, and we shared the Biryani and the Baigain Bhurta. 
The chef-owner came out to say hello, and the whole experience was delightful. 
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: secret_test_kitchen on October 22, 2019, 08:43:43 PM
We had a great time here tonight. The saag paneer was the best we've ever had. Servers were friendly and offered us dahi batata puri as amuse-bouche: delicious! Also enjoyed the bhindi masala (okra) and rajma masala (red kidney beans). We plan on returning soon with friends. The chef-owner took time to chat with us. This is definitely a neighborhood gem worth supporting!
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: EmmBee on October 24, 2019, 01:14:30 PM
Robert Sietsema of Eater agrees with the consensus here.

An Adda Alum’s New Queens Indian Restaurant Is a Vegetable Wonderland
https://ny.eater.com/2019/10/24/20928825/angel-indian-restaurant-nyc-jackson-heights-queens

Congrats to Angel for such a great high-profile review.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Garsleat on October 24, 2019, 01:59:34 PM
After I read this thread, I tipped a food critic who enjoys to review ethnic and local joints. He wrote a review about Angel’s today! https://ny.eater.com/2019/10/24/20928825/angel-indian-restaurant-nyc-jackson-heights-queens#comments


Always have to root for local businesses.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: KGDHP on October 24, 2019, 10:09:06 PM
I'm reporting back from another venture. This place is AMAZING. Seriously do agree that it's one of the best in the neighborhood. Paneer is amazing. Biryani is amazing. Service is excellent! GOOO!
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Garsleat on October 24, 2019, 10:33:03 PM
Is it difficult to get a table since it has been receiving good press reviews?
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Eastway on October 26, 2019, 12:41:50 PM
Had an excellent 1st time lunch here today.
Crispy cauliflower, okra, eggplant, paneer dosa. All top-notch.
Highly recommend it.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: secret_test_kitchen on October 26, 2019, 03:35:14 PM
We returned for lunch today and brought a friend. Like us she was very impressed. There were a few open tables when we got there. Another wonderful meal!
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: DijoninJH on October 29, 2019, 08:06:24 AM
So awesome that they have already made it to Eater. What great local support for a great business.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Olivesta on October 29, 2019, 11:50:49 AM
Adding my praise. I had lunch there yesterday and it was tremendous. So tasty! Can’t wait to go back.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: ChesterKallman on November 22, 2019, 11:09:14 PM
What a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. If you are vegan, or just dining with vegan friends, they have a separate menu of vegan appetizers and entrees. Everything was top-notch!
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: pipman on November 24, 2019, 05:13:16 PM
Further adding to the praise, went for lunch today and thoroughly enjoyed everything we had--flavorful and tasty without being too spicy.  Shout out for the Lotus Root Koftes and the Special Vegetarian Biriyani.  After a recent meal at Adda--on many top 50 lists--I may have enjoyed our Jackson Heights Angel even more, the main difference is this is vegetarian, and Adda's menu is meat heavy.  Nice additional to Jackson Heights, and superior quality to most of the South Asian places in the neighborhood.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Dunolly Gal on November 25, 2019, 06:27:29 PM
Yes! While we will still go to our usuals when we specifically want a meat dish, this has become our new favorite spot. That homemade pillowy paneer and generally high level of care with ingredients and preparation really set the food apart. We've gotten it three times now when non-JH people come over and it shows off our neighborhood well!
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: ZzzzzZzzzzz on December 02, 2019, 10:11:39 AM
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12/09/angel-indians-impressive-array-of-vegetarian-standards-and-showstoppers

Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Rice on December 05, 2019, 06:20:51 PM
Right now this is the best restaurant in The Heights.  Please support them.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: SimoneB on December 25, 2019, 10:37:18 PM
We had such a wonderful lunch here today, lovely way to celebrate Christmas Day. The restaurant was full and the food is delicious, the servers so nice too.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: r on December 28, 2019, 08:09:25 PM
Thanks for all the recommendations, they were delicious!

Some notes
- Very busy, one hour wait for a table
- They have cheese naans (surprisingly these seem hard to find in Jackson Heights)
- They have a separate vegan menu
- Clean restroom
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Ms. Jackson on December 28, 2019, 09:39:03 PM
Fantastic meal tonight. Arrived at 7p, no wait. Everything was great. Possibly the best Indian meal I've had.

Good to know about separate vegan menu noted above. Will be bringing my vegan friends!
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: petegart on May 29, 2020, 12:54:53 PM
FYI:  Angel Indian Restaurant is now open for pick-up & Delivery. 
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: SimoneB on June 05, 2020, 12:51:30 PM
FYI:  Angel Indian Restaurant is now open for pick-up & Delivery.

Glad to hear it!
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: petegart on August 10, 2020, 01:05:54 PM
I just saw online that Angel Indian has added meat dishes to their menu. 
Also the new menu says they are open 7 days a week. 
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: dssjh on August 10, 2020, 09:13:23 PM
the meat dishes at Adda were always stellar. this will make my omnivore partner very happy.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Di_11372 on August 13, 2020, 07:17:21 PM
They have outdoor dining now, unless it was there already & I had missed it ?
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Garsleat on August 13, 2020, 10:05:10 PM
They have been offering outdoor dining for awhile now :)
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: jh_foodie on August 20, 2020, 07:02:06 PM
What meat dishes are good? I was hoping they would add meat to the menu and it finally happened.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: jh_foodie on August 20, 2020, 07:11:35 PM
ActuallY I'm sure they're all good. But any standouts or personal recs?
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: itsit on August 22, 2020, 07:35:00 PM
 Based on the enthusiasm here, we got about five dishes yesterday from Angel. They were all outstanding and three had chicken, one cauliflower and one mixed veg. Naan too and this delicious green sauce. So tasty! We will move them to the top of the terrific options here in JH. BTW we usually pick up our takeout food and order directly from the restaurant but tip as if we had delivery.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: rhydewithdis on August 23, 2020, 10:46:49 AM
I just saw online that Angel Indian has added meat dishes to their menu. 
Also the new menu says they are open 7 days a week.
that makes me sad that they added meat dishes to their menu...
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: Shelby2 on August 23, 2020, 11:46:20 AM
I just saw online that Angel Indian has added meat dishes to their menu. 
Also the new menu says they are open 7 days a week.
that makes me sad that they added meat dishes to their menu...

More options for diners who are not vegetarian will make it more viable for them to stay in business.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: dssjh on August 23, 2020, 01:31:18 PM
the chef/owner trained at Adda, which serves vegetarian, vegan and omnivore dishes. they've always been careful about (for lack of a better term) cross-contamination in terms of cookware/serving.
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: toddg on August 24, 2020, 09:57:06 AM
NY Times: Outdoor Dining Is a Hit, but Restaurants Face ‘Apocalyptic’ Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/23/nyregion/outdoor-dining-new-york.html)
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: jh_foodie on August 26, 2020, 08:45:13 AM
Based on the enthusiasm here, we got about five dishes yesterday from Angel. They were all outstanding and three had chicken, one cauliflower and one mixed veg. Naan too and this delicious green sauce. So tasty! We will move them to the top of the terrific options here in JH. BTW we usually pick up our takeout food and order directly from the restaurant but tip as if we had delivery.

Which chicken dishes did you get?
Title: Re: Angel Indian Restaurant
Post by: unheimlichmaneuver on August 26, 2020, 10:13:54 PM
Got the keema pav (lamb appetizer) tonight and I definitely recommend it. Really tender and well spiced. Also noticed a new Chef's Special item in addition to the dum biryani dishes -- chole batura. Oh my gosh the combination of the chickpeas and pickle and red onion is amazing. It's definitely going into the regular rotation of things we order from Angel.