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37-47 74th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-6337
718-672-1232
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Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
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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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 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
69 helpful votes 69 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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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

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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Bronx, NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Finally had the opportunity to try the lunch buffet here. Firstly they have only attained a B rating from New York inspection whereas some of their (several) 74th St competition are category A. Although I would not describe the plates as 'dirty' they are in a very well-lit corner by the window and the strong light shows them to be... More 

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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: Asian, Indian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?