New York, NY 10016
Village Voice's Description
Follow the swarm of cabs to this Pakistani restaurant, where vegetables are forsaken in favor of one of the meatiest and most highly flavored cuisines on the planet. Ignore the illuminated menu at Haandi, and carefully scan the steam table and the glass shelf above it before ordering. Nearly always in evidence is chicken karahi, a mellow yellow stew thickened with tomato sauce, and paya, a screwy, gluey braise of cow feet that's often enjoyed at breakfast. One day a flock of succulent tandoori quail landed on the counter, to be succeeded by the damper masala quail on the steam table the next day.
Tips from foursquare
By far the best biryani in manhattan (so long as you do take out and don't have to sit there!).
Know what to expect: straight up Pakistani street food with so-so service & questionable cleanliness. Still though, worth a try.
Come for the food and not the atmosphere. Great nan and ask for what was cook fresh. Goat meat dishes are on point.
Delicious Pakistani food!! Huge portions for their platters. Don't get why people are complaining about the service. It's a simple place. Order, eat, and move on. Not a hang out place.
The NYT recommend this place as the best Pakistani street food in the city and it certainly is.
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