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37-47 74th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-6337
718-672-1232
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Indian Food

Authentic Indian food in the heart of the Jackson heights "little india" Consistently good and friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
andrea L
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New York
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has been included in the NYT in the past. Although a little worn out, the food continues to be great. During the day you can treat yourself to a lunch buffet and try different kinds of curries and spices!

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Authentic Indian food in the heart of the Jackson heights "little india" Consistently good and friendly staff.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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113 reviews 113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

In the past I have only been there for the lunch buffet which is inexpensive and varied and fast and convenient. This is the first time I've ever ordered off the menu. Luckily we were 3 people so we could get enough variety. To start they bring papadam and a variety of chutnies to the table. For appetizer we had... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Nothing to write home about. Average cuisine. Lunch special. Good service and descent atmosphere. Don't think I'll come back again.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Just went there for dinner tonight having not been for a couple of years. Really bad food. The only thing that was good was the tandoori salmon. We had an awful masala dosa, bad chicken curry, and tasteless baigan bhurtha (eggplant). The lassies were good. My friend had to send back her red wine. It's one thing to spend over... More 

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New York City, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This diner is almost famous in Jackson Heights. When you go there you feel like it's 1970. I would say it is an old style diner. The waiters have been there forever. I have lived in Jackson Heights for 10 years and the majority of the waiters and waitresses at the diner have never changed in this time, hence they... More 

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Valley Stream, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I love Indian food, and for years we had been anxious to try the Jackson Diner in Jackson Heights. We finally got to try it about a month ago, and were not terribly impressed. The food was just "okay" in our opinion, none of the rich flavors usually associated with the spices in Indian food. Two weeks... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Jackson Diner is something of a local institution. From the outside it looks questionable. Even inside there is nothing special other than the huge lunch buffet and the throng of neighborhood clientele. But the food, as much as you can eat, is excellent. Great people watching, too! The place is big and seems to attract a hungry crowd of... More 

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157 reviews 157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

You already know the 'never replaced the name/sign' story BUT it's about the food & it's stellar !!! This is the neighborhood pioneer & it's ripple effect created many followers in food & fashion BUT if it's great Indian food, a must stop in, as you can't go wrong...it's arguably the best in this now Indian food neighborhood

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The food has always been good. Whether you take out or eat in the food tastes the same which is great! I gave the restaurant a 4 because the prices have become a bit much considering this restaurant is in Queens and not Manhattan. Overall, the food is good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37-47 74th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-6337
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Jackson Heights
  • Phone Number: 718-672-1232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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