Indian restaurants in New York City; 1.Masalawala %26 Sons is 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.
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. 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. British Indian immigrant Jaz Rupall founded this newcomer to Hell's Kitchen last spring, focusing on North Indian cuisine with a Balti twist (an Indian cooking style popular in the United Kingdom). Semma is an exceptional restaurant that serves regional South Indian specialties in a charming space in the West Village.
There are so many Indian restaurants in New York that committing to one can be as overwhelming as choosing a new mattress. Run by Goa-born chef Eric McCarthy, Indian Table is an elegant and recently renovated restaurant that specializes in food from the small coastal state, although the menu is much more extensive. The South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, where chef Vijay Kumar is from, are the protagonists of the menu at Semma, a new West Village restaurant created by the team of Roni Mazumdar and Chintan Pandya. Junoon's food doesn't differ much from what can be found at a less expensive Indian restaurant in Midtown.
Here you'll find the best places in the city to eat dal, tandoori meats, South Indian stews, puri and much more. 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. 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 cafeteria style. Tucked away in a corner of Williamsburg, near the Williamsburg Bridge, Masti is a restaurant that specializes in Balti Anglo-Indian cuisine, while offering many North and South Indian dishes, including one or two dishes from West Bengal.