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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #75 on: December 20, 2008, 02:46:46 PM »
The name of the new Indian restaurant on 37th Ave betw 76th and 77th is Mehfil (see thread below this one). My wife and I were there last night, and it continues to impress. We got our regular Shahajani Pullao, and tried the Bhindi Masala, which was equally delicious. Mehfil’s kheer dessert is our favorite of all our JH standbys.

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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #76 on: December 20, 2008, 11:12:00 PM »
Love Mehfil.  Ate there tonight but wrote about it under their own thread.  Definitely my new favorite place for Indian food.
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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #77 on: March 05, 2009, 08:04:19 AM »
It seems another will be opening soon. 71-06 37th Avenue, the former location of Chinese Mirch Masala, and with a minor change to the awning later became Chinese Mixed Masala, has been vacant since I moved in a year ago, but now has a new awning. The new place will not be called Nanking and will not be called Kabab King, but instead will have the name Naan Kabob Food Restaurant. The awning promises “Indo Pak Bangladesh Nepal Tibetan Chinese Thai” cuisine, quite the cavalcade of options. This is all on the left (east) side of the awning; the right (west) side has Bangla text that reads something like Paykari mach bazar [Wholesale fish market] / Halal meat and grocery, with English text underneath saying “Indo Pak Bangladesh halal meat & fish grocery.” I presume there will be a market and a restaurant sharing a storefront, not unlike Dhaka Kabab and Haat Bazaar on 73rd Street. It’ll never top Nanking Express, but I can hardly wait to try it.
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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #78 on: March 09, 2009, 04:03:09 PM »
And another one! I saw the sign go up today on the heretofore unoccupied building at 37-22 73rd Street. It’ll be called Khaabar Baari (“Food House” in Bangla), confusingly located in the building right next door to the market Khaamar Baari (“Farm House”). Here is their sign permit approval.
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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #79 on: January 03, 2010, 10:39:31 PM »
The Village Voice has a write-up on Sunnyside's new Bangladeshi restaurant, Sonali Cuisine. 

Woo-Hoo for Ruhu at Sunnyside's Sonali Cuisine

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"With a name meaning "golden" in Bengali, Sonali Cuisine is the latest small dining establishment to arrive on the Sunnyside stretch of Queens Boulevard, which has gradually developed into one of the city's best food neighborhoods. It's also the most recent Bangladeshi café to hit west-central Queens, following in the footsteps of Spicy Mina and Deshi."

The Voice also follows-up with some nice photographs of some dishes at Sonali Cuisine:

Pix From Sonali Cuisine in Sunnyside, Queens
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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #80 on: February 23, 2010, 10:43:53 PM »
Anyone know what's going on at Delhi Palace on 74th Street?  I noticed earlier that the windows are all covered up with paper.
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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #81 on: March 13, 2010, 08:38:52 AM »
The northern Roti Boti, the one with the Shaheen dessert counter, has already transformed into Dera.

Pictures and a review of sorts of Dera: http://www.fabulouslyunforeign.com/post/428671621. “The owner told me his father opened the restaurant in that [sic] in 1973, when the area was filled with Irish people and businesses.” I guess Dera has the same owner as (the northern) Roti Boti; has it really been there since 1973?
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Re: Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Restaurants
« Reply #82 on: March 13, 2010, 08:59:15 AM »
i can vouch for a south asian restaurant being on that site back in 1982, when i first started wandering into the neighborhood.....

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« Reply #82 on: March 13, 2010, 08:59:15 AM »