The Indian Clove
Staten Island, NY 10304
Village Voice's Description
Indian Clove may just be the best all-around Indian restaurant in the five boroughs. Grounded in Punjabi cuisine, the menu strays all over the subcontinent, even including some Sri Lankan, Afghani, and Indo-Chinese dishes. The tandoori menu is especially comprehensive, including such oddities as bihari sheek kebab (ground lamb and chicken formed into a cylinder, perfect for absorbing smoke) and nilgiri kebab (chicken marinated in minted yogurt). Plenty on the menu for vegetarians, too, including the biggest malai kofta youâve ever seen, and baigan hyderabadi â eggplant in an ethereal peanut sauce. The dining room is more formal than it needs to be; the focus is a glassed-in tandoori booth and a bar serving invented mixed drinks. --Robert Sietsema
Tips from foursquare
Winner of Best Indian (North) in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Anything coming out of the tandoori oven is sure to please.
One of the only Vegan option places on Staten Island. Plus, a full bar.
Food here was great! Good value, Chicken 54 App was delicious. Great date night.
Great food. Great customer service. Love this place.
Both the food and environment are great! The people and service are even better!
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