Masalawala %26 Sons belongs to the team behind Semma and Dhakama (another place you'll be hearing about shortly). At this spot in Park Slope, they reinvent some of the staples of their childhood in Calcutta and the surrounding West Bengal region, with an emphasis on seafood. Wrap the fish in banana leaves, or try fried fish with spicy mustard as a side dish. The food is up to what you'll find at Masalawala's sister restaurants, and you'll want to spend the whole night in a big party space.
Popular with New York City taxi drivers, Punjabi Deli is where many South Asian Americans go for chai latte and some home-cooked food. The restaurateur turned to Chintan Pandya, Junoon's student, to reinterpret regional Indian food with local ingredients from New York. This meeting and dining venue for New York's Indian expatriate community offers more culinary attractions than a standard restaurant. You'll find some of the best Indian street food stalls in the city waiting for you in a Greenwich Village window, just when and where you need it most.
Here you'll probably try dishes related to four or five different regions of India, some of which are virtually impossible to find elsewhere in New York City. This simple but highly regarded restaurant is located in Jackson Heights, home to arguably the best Indian food in all of New York. Popular among New York City taxi drivers, Punjabi Deli is where many Indian Americans go for chai latte and some home-cooked food. If you stroll down 6th Street in the East Village in search of Indian food, you'll feel as overwhelmed as a baby on a bus that crosses the city.
This small restaurant, just up the street in Lexington, serves Pakistani and Indian dishes, such as mixed meat skewers, mango and paratha shakes, all in the style of a coffee shop. Junoon's food doesn't differ much from what can be found at a less expensive Indian restaurant in Midtown. The best Indian restaurant in Queens and perhaps in all of New York City, Seva is one of those restaurants that you won't be able to stop talking about until at least two people from your social circle try it for themselves.