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Offline Palermo

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Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« on: September 20, 2016, 07:06:49 AM »
Wife and I tried to name atleast one restaurant/cafe from every nation we could think of in Jackson Heights.  Borders: Northern Blvd/Junction Blvd/Roosevelt Ave/BQE.

Afghani   Afghan Kebab & Grill
American   Jahns
Argentina   La Cabana Argentina
Bangladesh   Kababaish
Brazilian    Aroma Brazil
Chinese   Jardin de China
Colombian   La Pequena Colombia
Cuban   La Gloria (weak example, Rincon Criollo is a better one, but outside limits)
El Salvadorian   Mi Pequeño El Salvador Restaurant
Equadorian   Picada Azuaya
Indian   Delhi Heights
Italian   Uncle Peters
Japanese   Tomo
Korean   UFC
Mexican   Taqueria Coatzingo
Nepalese   Lali Guras
Pakistani   Taste of Lahore
Peruvian   Urubamba
Spanish   Café Salamanca
Thai   Kitchen 79
Tibetian   Phayul
Uruguayan    La Gran Uruguayan Cafe Restaurant

Did we miss anything?  DR's Boca Chica is just barely outside the hood.

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 07:42:32 AM »
Kababish is Pakistani.  Dhaka Garden or other places on 73rd are Bangladeshi

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 10:32:06 AM »
I was just wondering if we have any Vietnamese restaurants in the hood.  I guess not.

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 10:38:50 AM »
I was just wondering if we have any Vietnamese restaurants in the hood.  I guess not.

Yeah I think you would have to bend the neighborhood boundaries a little bit to include Thai Son. Otherwise no Vietnamese.

This is a great idea for a thread!

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 10:41:58 AM »
Uncle Peter's - Italian?  hmmmmm.

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 01:05:08 PM »
Vietnamese=Thai son https://www.yelp.com/biz/th%C3%A1i-son-jackson-heights-3

even though it is officially in Elmhurst according to postal address, I consider it in Jackson Heights.

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 09:09:12 PM »
Uncle Peter's - Italian?  hmmmmm.
I was just about to post the same thing. Uncle Peter's does not represent Italian food to me.  I haven't tried the new armondo's but  have eaten in the former location.

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2016, 08:50:00 AM »
Great thread, but maybe we can keep a running list here. Just copy, paste, and add the next one. I'll add::::


Afghani   Afghan Kebab & Grill[/size]American   JahnsArgentina   La Cabana ArgentinaBangladesh   KababaishBrazilian    Aroma BrazilChinese   Jardin de ChinaColombian   La Pequena ColombiaCuban   La Gloria (weak example, Rincon Criollo is a better one, but outside limits)El Salvadorian   Mi Pequeño El Salvador RestaurantEquadorian   Picada AzuayaIndian   Delhi HeightsItalian   Uncle PetersJapanese   TomoKorean   UFCMexican   Taqueria CoatzingoNepalese   Lali GurasPakistani   Taste of LahorePeruvian   UrubambaSpanish   Café SalamancaThai   Kitchen 79Tibetian   PhayulUruguayan    La Gran Uruguayan Cafe Restaurant
Vietnamese   Thai Son


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Comment: Delhi Heights is Nepali, though they do a lot of Indian food. I don't want to hijack this, but I'm thorough.

Also, Thai Son is technically not JH. I think it's technically Woodside. I'm willing to include it if you are...

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2016, 08:50:30 AM »
shucks, the formatting is off...

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2016, 10:42:24 PM »
Does Juju's count as Lebanese-American?  Sami makes hummus!

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2016, 11:06:48 AM »
Forgot Greek food - Plaka

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2016, 09:59:32 PM »
Russian - Appetito

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2016, 10:12:11 PM »
A friend once told me about a Bolivian place he goes to on Northern Blvd.  I couldn't recall the name, but I just searched to see if I could find it and it seems like it might be Club Kabu. 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-serves-bolivian-restaurants-article-1.132306

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2016, 06:36:11 AM »
So with a one block neighborhood border cushion (italicized altered, underlined questioned):

Afghani   Afghan Kebab & Grill
American   Jahns
Argentinian   La Cabana Argentina
Bangladeshi   Dhaka Gardens
Bolivian    Club Kabu
Brazilian    Aroma Brazil
Chinese   Jardin de China
Colombian   La Pequena Colombia
Cuban   Rincon Criollo
Dominican   Boca Chica
El Salvadorian   Mi Pequeño El Salvador Restaurant
Equadorian      Picada Azuaya
Indian      Delhi Heights
Italian   Armandos
Japanese   Tomo
Korean   Chung Ki Wa
Mexican   Taqueria Coatzingo
Nepalese   Lali Guras
Pakistani   Kakbabish
Peruvian   Urubamba
Philipino  Ihawan
Spanish   Café Salamanca
Thai   Kitchen 79
Tibetian   Phayul
Uruguayan    La Gran Uruguayan Cafe Restaurant
Vietnamese   Thai Son

Honorable mentions:
Greek   Plaka (well outside of borders)
Russian  Appetito (no sitting area, but in JH)

Perhaps honorable mention if-Sammy-makes-the-Falafels-more-often-but-his-(olive)-hummus-is-great:
Lebanese  Juju's

About Delhi Heights.  We went there twice and had Indian, but based on what Jeff said that maybe I hadn't realized its Nepali base.  So then I looked for Indian on yelp and realized that almost all South Asian (and Tibet) places give multiple cuisines.  So out of:

Bangladeshi
Bhutanese  (Do we even have one?)
Indian
Nepalese
Pakistani
Tibetian

what places could be considered the most indicative of those countries, in menu, spirit and perhaps clientele?  Also, does any place do any Sri Lankan at all?

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2016, 02:08:58 PM »
Lali Guras has a lot of Bhutanese dishes.

for Nepalese, i'd recommend Mustang Thakali Kitchen

Indian, Samudra for South Indian, for meat, probably Al-Naimat.

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Re: Food Nations of Jackson Heights
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2016, 02:08:58 PM »