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02 June 2009

[CLOSED] Hyderabadi



Three small greasy tables and a steam table await you inside of this nondescript location, but the super friendly staff will be very happy to recommend whatever is fresh, and the tastes of most everything will make up for any shortcomings the environment has. On one visit, the owner was hustling out of the shop to grab some ingredients, but saw me walking in and stopped for a moment to properly greet me.

Try the excellent (and amazingly bright red) Chicken 65 ($5, below) if it is fresh off the flame. If it is, it will be somewhat crispy and saturated with its spicy juices of cayenne pepper, mustard, ginger, and vinegar. If it has been sitting around a while, it will be microwaved and served a bit blah-inspiring, but still delicious.

It is hard to tell when exactly is the right time to come here, as the cooking schedule varies and is probably just based on necessity. I have been here at the prime of lunch and had the chicken sitting out for a while. I think the best thing to do is to ask what is freshest and have them steer you in the right direction, whether it be the 65, or one of the delicious biryanis.

The naan ($1) is fluffier and more buttery than most, but I am definitely ok with that. Its one of my favorite places for the bread.

There are a few tables outside for use during good weather, and if the winds are right the planes landing at La Guardia are thundering not too far overhead.

Hyderabadi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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