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Offline yt28

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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2008, 09:59:02 AM »
Ashoka has just closed down, and it's now "Tandoori Palace". The yelp list has to be updated, the Indian buffet list is currently:

Pakora
Jackson Diner
Delhi Palace
Indian Taj
Al-Naimat
Kabab King (upstairs)
Maharaja(?)

I don't know if I'm missing any on 73rd St.
I've been to all but Maharaja, Pakora and Indian Taj, and find myself constantly returning to Delhi Palace.

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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2008, 12:01:38 AM »
woahoo looks  like we have an event going down. yeah lets do it. ill take a walk around tomorrow and find something exciting and fitting. Pakora does seem interesting, but it may not be that altogether satisfying. I am leaning towards some of the places around jackson diner but not actually jackson diner. ahhh, ill try to narrow it down tomorrow. coooool.

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« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2008, 10:35:27 PM »
Jeff just emailed me.  He narrowed it down to Delhi Palace or Al-Naimat.  He said Al-Naimat looked a little risky cuz he thinks they specialize in sweets and we're looking for lunch.  So we picked Delhi Palace unless anyone else has another suggestion.

If no other suggestions, then this Thursday, 1pm at Delhi Palace.  PM me if you want to exchange cell phone numbers.
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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2008, 11:42:38 PM »
it looks like im going to al-naimat then tomorrow, see ya thurs

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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2008, 12:18:20 AM »
Jeff just emailed me.  He narrowed it down to Delhi Palace or Al-Naimat.  He said Al-Naimat looked a little risky cuz he thinks they specialize in sweets and we're looking for lunch.  So we picked Delhi Palace unless anyone else has another suggestion.

If no other suggestions, then this Thursday, 1pm at Delhi Palace.  PM me if you want to exchange cell phone numbers.
I want to try Delhi Palace and I will happily go there Thursday, but are we sure they have a buffet? Call me crazy, but I suspect we may be having a full-service sit-down dinner whether we like it or not (which would probably be better for my low-carbohydrate diet anyway). And by the way, Maharaja also “specialize(s) in sweets” because they have the exact same set-up as al-Naimat: sweets in the front, buffet and tables in the rear.
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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2008, 12:11:24 PM »
I was just notified that I have to attend a meeting for my boss on Thursday afternoon so I will not be able to make the lunchneon. :(  I am very disappointed because I am a novice with Indian food and I was hoping to enjoy the food and to learn something about the different types of food.

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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2008, 02:57:30 PM »
well, if you live here you can go anytime you want. the more you go the more you will learn about it.

I am pretty sure delhi palace has buffet that day. I think nearly all have them every day for lunch. it seems like only kebab king is shady with closing their buffet area. I mean, theres signs out front saying buffet...
I went to al-naimet today. I thought it was really good. there werent many people in there though unfortunately. there were some great items and some not as good. but i was really happy. the biryani rocked and i had some new things. they are pakistani for the most part.

i think there might be a science to buffet eating. like 1pm is probably the best time to go. freshest stuff.

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« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2008, 09:21:46 PM »
well jeff and elyaqim I know Thursday around 1pm I'll be hungry!!!  And I wouldn't mind eating Indian Pakistani buffet.  I'll miss eddie but I'll take him another time and introduce him to the delight of Indian food.

In the meantime, let's do it and if anyone else if free and would care to meet up  I'll be the the girl with short dark brown hair (see my avatar here) and sunglasses with a pile of food in front of me.  Jeff I know what u look like from your photos on yelp.  elyaqim you may have to wear a bow tie or something.   :2funny:

Thursday, 1pm Delhi Palace

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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2008, 07:12:38 AM »
I'll be the the girl with short dark brown hair (see my avatar here) and sunglasses with a pile of food in front of me.  Jeff I know what u look like from your photos on yelp.  elyaqim you may have to wear a bow tie or something.   :2funny:

I’ll be there, and yes I’ll definitely be wearing something. You can see a picture of me on my MySpace profile. I can understand why you may not have seen the link. It’s only in every post I make. ;) (I can also be seen in the middle of this picture.) And please call me Mark (or Mosheh). Even my own mother doesn’t call me Elyaqim, and it was her father’s name.
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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2008, 05:46:31 PM »
There's definitely a lunch buffet at Delhi Palace. I go there all the time! And remember to order the masala dosa - they make it fresh, so it's not on the buffet tables. It's included in the price.

Try everything in the vegetarian section and save room for dessert. It's always delicious.

Unfortunately I can't make this (Restaurant Week in Manhattan beckons!) but will try to meet up at some other buffet outing. Maybe Indian Taj!

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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2008, 08:59:04 PM »
Excellent photo Mark.  I'm skipping dinner tonight to save myself for lunch tomorrow. Jeff's already told me he's going to be in his usual mode of pigging out.

See you both tomorrow. 1pm. rose

yt28 I don't always have time off during the day since my work schedule always changes but I'd love to have lunch get togethers when I am available.  Let you know how it goes.  BTW Jackson Diner also has, I think, the masala dosa at buffet too. It's that large crepe with the stuffing that's yummy??????
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Re: Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2008, 08:00:12 AM »
I’m disappointed to say I won’t be there today. I have been awake all night with a tummy ache that I am still experiencing, so I wouldn’t be able to get much if any sleep before lunch. If it’s at all possible, please have a good time without me, and I certainly want to attend the next one.
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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2008, 09:03:41 AM »
Sorry about your tummy.  Indian food is NOT the food to eat in that case.  Some home made chicken soup and crackers, would be my first choice.

We'll try to do it again since Jeff said he wants to eat at all the buffets and I don't go back to work, full time, until mid-Sept. 

So it looks like it'll be just Jeff and me stuffing our faces, in the name of science.
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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2008, 10:36:00 AM »
Have fun today!

Jim Leff, the founder of Chowhound, writes in his blog to defend Spicy Mina from critics who complain about inconsistency.  I completely agree with him.  Spicy Mina is a gem, and some variation from visit to visit is a small price to pay for Mina's genuinely distinct and wonderful flavors.

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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2008, 03:49:03 PM »
I went to a place around the corner from spicy mina, hyberdarabi - something liket that. it was really good! I walked in spicy mina and walked out. something turned me off. ill have to try it, but you have to try hyberdarabi(?)

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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2008, 03:49:03 PM »