Fodor's Expert Review Adda

$$ Long Island City Indian
It can seem like hubris to open a contemporary Indian restaurant in the same borough as Jackson Heights, but this newcomer isn't aiming for quite the same crowd. With Indian dance music on the speakers and tabloid pages papering the walls, Adda broadcasts a hip, fun vibe, though the trendy decor almost belies what comes to the table: no fusion dishes, but rather authentic Indian favorites that draw inspiration from the greenmarket and grandma's cookbook. Think saag paneer with house-made cheese and seasonal greens, a chicken drumstick fried with a crust of spices, or a flavorful goat-brain stew with a briochelike roll for dipping. For now, the only dessert is aromatic rice pudding, but you'll hardly have room for more.
Indian New Trendy Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

31-31 Thomson Ave.
Queens, New York  11101, USA

718-433–3888

www.addanyc.com

Known For:
  • Exquisitely spiced food
  • Authentic dishes from saag paneer to goat-brain stew
  • BYOB for now
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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