Junoon Restaurant
Junoon Restaurant

Junoon Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.junoonnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124902100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Monday - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. -

    Friday and Saturday - 5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

    Please be aware that seating between the hours of 5:00pm - 5:30 pm will be available in the Patiala Lounge only. Seating in the main dining room begins at 5:30 pm. Please note your preference.

    Please call us if you have children in your party as tables with children can only be accommodated in our Patiala Room.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Vikas Khanna
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: If you have purchased and wish to redeem a special offer voucher, please call us directly to make your reservation. Some vouchers are ONLY valid for dining in the Patiala Lounge.
    Restaurant Week Menu is available Monday - Sunday for Lunch & Sunday - Friday for Dinner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th & 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: You can take the F or M train to 23rd St & 6th Avenue. Alternatively you can take the N,R,W to 23rd St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Garage located on the corner of 24th St and 6th Avenue. Entrance located on 24th Street
A word from Junoon Restaurant
Derived from the Hindi word meaning passion, Junoon delivers on the promise of its moniker with an authentic, yet elegantly modern take on Indian cuisine. Restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj, inspired by his deep affinity and commitment to the food and culture of his native India, has assembled a talented team, who share his same vision including celebrated chef and cookbook author, Vikas Khanna, helming Junoon's kitchen as Executive Chef.

Don't forget to peak into Junnon's one-of-a-kind Spice Room where an array of fresh spices are ground daily and made into a unique blend to be used in the marinades and sauces for the day.
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Junoon Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
246 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)fit for foodies (112)romantic (90)good for groups (56)notable wine list (51)great for lunch (37)neighborhood gem (35)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (19)great for brunch (11)late-night find (11)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Don't waste your time or money
    paulinanycVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Hostess and wait staff pleasant. Atmosphere was nice. Food: Way below expectations I may have for ANY Indian restaurant, whether it be a 'high end' one or a local gem. Just plain bad. The tandoori chicken was particularly ridiculous as it was a chicken that was the size of a pheasant, not tasty and all bones. Cocktails were tiny and not filled even close to 3/4 mark. Way closer to 1/2 glass. Do NOT recommend
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  • disappointing
    manhattanVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My first visit here was right after the restaurant opened. It was great, with inventive and delicious food. I've been back 3 times, hoping for the original wow. It's never happened. The kitchen is still inventive, but by and large the innovations fail. Some of the tastes are just odd, some dishes just have not a lot of inherent taste. The service was ridiculously bad. The waiter misunderstood our order and brought the main courses first. After an excruciatingly long wait, he brought the vegetable dishes. The eggplant was awful. He apologized, but the restaurant made no attempt to take something off the bill, or provide free desserts, in order to improve our total experience. I'm done here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is great, but the it is overpriced a bit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Aashi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went with high expectations from our last visit. This place is just a skeleton of what it was from before. The service and food both have gone down. I think I just lost one of my fav restaurants. Not sure if I would waste my money, more like my time in NY here again.
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  • Sita
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and service is excellent indian food elevated to truly fine dining levels! The restaurant is noisy does not allow for quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SharanVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Outstanding food and service! The staff is very very attentive. World class service in every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • As expected
    manurohan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went in with high expectations and was not disappointed.. Great food, Nice Service..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad night
    PMehta
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took my friends who were visiting from out of country to Junoon; and it was a complete farce. Starting from the phone call in received saying business casual only, then to find out folks wearing flip flops etc..to bad food. Our appetizers were cold (we're not supposed to be) and when we politely asked of they were supposed to be cold; the waiter was honest enough to tell us that it was not supposed to be cold. He promised replacing all apps but we just asked for 1. Dinner was OK. Bill arrives with all the appetizers in it and it was embarrassing to ask them why did they charge is for bad food. They took the charge out and we did pay a generous tip but super disappointed with service. No one (manager) approached us to ask our concerns.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    GRRRVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This Indian restaurant is top notch. One of the best in New York City. The service the food the ambience is all impeccable. This is not a restaurant to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensational Food
    Blooming2VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Lamb was succulent and spiced just right. Shrimp Piri was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyable meal. Service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    AvonguyVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    what a stunningly good meal we had here recently! to begin with, the place is beautiful, service sublime, and food tops! We also interacted with the most enjoyable and helpful sommalier ever, who patiently and clearly took us thru three levels of gruner vetlinger to help us choose the best wine. it all came together perfectly with a smashing meal, and delightful experience. Too bad we were rushing to a show, as could have enjoyed staying longer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • holidayer
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    great service with a very helpful and informative waiter. food was excellent - good mix of traditional indian with modern takes while still keeping firmly to Indian roots. the standout dishes were the lamb shanks and the kofta curry. great cocktail list and suggestions made by waiter. amazing spiced chocolate cake dessert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JBates
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My friends and I were so delighted with this restaurant. Everything about this establishment is perfection. The food, the wine, the atmosphere, the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • a bit fusion and very tasteful
    eugenmipt
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I cannot say i adore Indian cuisine, but this one was really good. I would say it is not 100% traditional Indian food - a bit of fusion with European, but the food is really good. Liked it more than Tamarind, probably would say it is best Indian place i have been too and definitely would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "no substitutions"
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The pre-fix lunch comes with a naan. You can't get a roti instead, even though it costs less. But you can order one at menu price. Surprising that a restaurant as good as this, would be this inflexible.
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  • Great food
    Foodlover1
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The menu was quite diverse ranging from modern Indian fusion to traditional classic dishes. I chose the latter and really enjoyed it. The serves were so generous I struggled to finish my 2 courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service
    Food2love
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food was really good but service is very slow .they need to work on their service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great flavors! a bit pricy.
    Tree3357
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The cocktails they recommend are not that good. Dishes full of flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible.
    Shannon
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    No AC, incredibly slow service, mediocre food (especially for the price), rude incompetent staff, couldn't remember to put candles on a birthday cake after asking them three times. Worst restaurant I've ever been to.
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  • meets the brand name chef vikas
    shubh
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The restaurant meets the brand name chef vikas, for which I visited all the way junoon.food was good, menu should I have more variety u feel.service was extremely good.very curious. Overall very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, not my last time
    NoniVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a lovely, elegant restaurant with great service and great food. I highly recommend for an elegant Indian food meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eatsout2VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went to Junoon for our son-in-laws birthday. The food and service were excellent. They went out of their way to acknowledge his birthday. They put birthday greetings on the menu and on the dessert plate. What a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-dinner cocktails the low point
    jweed
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Really don't understand why one would make cocktails and then load them up with ice. The pre-dinner cocktails were the low point of the evening. If I wanted a slushy I would have gone to 7-11. Are you loading the drinks up with ice to use less alcohol? Loading up the drinks with ice forces once to drink them out of straws. Who wants to drink a $14 cocktail out of a straw? That and next time I'll bring my drinking mitten. If there was a rating category for the bar you would fail! Who ever thought this was a good idea, show them the door. The drinks I'm referring to that we ordered were: Kaffir Caipirinha, Tandoori Tequila, and the Jaipur Julep.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was quite slow, we had to wait for our table and then had to wait for the menus for quite a while. The decor is really nice and the ambiance good although we were put in between two other tables (lots of other empty ones) so we could hear the conversations on both sides. The food was fairly good but not really high end Indian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Pricey but great for business lunch
    Mayur345
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was great. My party enjoyed the taste of different India items.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth a michelin star
    tasteur
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food is over priced and not refined. The chicken labadar was sour and tasted as if the chef had no idea of what he was sending out of his kitchen. The lamb kolapurhi was good but nothing over the top. The chicken naan was missing chicken. It was hard to tell there was any chicken in it at all. The chipotle chicken kabobs were good and were accompanied by good tasting sauces/gelee. The noorani kabob was mediocre, the presentation was off and did not taste so great.
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  • tasty nouveau Indian
    nyfoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Delicious, innovative and grease-free Desi food that's worth a trip. If it were in my neighborhood I'd be there all the time. Reviewers who have complained about the high prices should stick to the ghee-laden heartburn Indian with dreck atmosphere if they want to pay less. I had shrimp appetizer with Goan sauce and avocado cucumber foam: spicy, ethereal shrimp with a cooling flavorsome accompaniment. The chicken kabobs were succulent, moist and perfectly charred and spiced. The okra was out of this world. So were the naan and roti. My only complaint was the wait staff was intrusive. They kept asking to take our plates when there was food on them, interrupting our conversation and asking three times too many if we needed anything.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RIP OFF PRICES/NOT RECOMMENDED
    NOTRECOMMENDED
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The menu online/printed does not tell you that there is a $35 per person cover charge. The waiter told me that I should know that they charge $35 per person and when I said, even kids, he said yes, which is a rip off. The food quality is good, service is good but the quantities are so less, they are fit for one person only. A chicken dish starts at $20 and you get 4 pieces of chicken. Would NOT recommend this place at all. I am reporting them to the BBB for not posting the cover charge anywhere.
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    special occasion
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  • Wonderful Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our visit was fabulous!! Very professional and warm staff. Highly trained in customer service! Way to go! Food was delicious, inventive and even traditional. We love Indian food so for us it was an experience! Highly recommend this for most occasions!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    smtx21
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went with my family for Restaurant Week and loved the menu. Highly recommend the chipotle chicken tikka and the murg lababdar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Lovely experience - beautiful space. During restaurant week: The food was delicious - a nice variety of options on their special menu. Great sauces. Terrific chocolate cheesecake. Drinks quite pricey.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Matty
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    One of the best times my wife and I have ever had. The food was great and the service was even better. The sommelier even came to our table and talked with me about the pairings. Awesome! That has never happened to us before.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unwelcoming
    Ananse
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had booked a table for myself and my 13 year old son. We we were looking forward to our Indian meal. However when we arrived we were asked abruptly if we were aware of the no children policy and that there was a dress code. We weren't aware of this. My son was a wearing new denim jeans. We were told we could eat in the bar where the tables were coffee table height. We were offended by our reception at the restaurant and decided to leave without eating. Very disappointing.
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  • Great ambience but...
    PShah
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was hit and miss. One of the dishes we got was fantastic but everything else was just meh. Expected more from this place as the ambience was fantastic and the service excellent.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Junoon
    FOODIE1
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We ordered from the RESTAURANT WEEK menu and were delighted by the dishes. My friend ordered apricot and mango salad and I ordered the cauliflower dish, which was delicious. For entrees, my friend ordered chicken with a spicy sauce and I ordered lamb. We both decided on the same delicious and creative dessert: coconut rice pudding. The ambiance is great also. You feel that you have been transported to India when you look at the beautiful Indian decor and listen to the soft Indian music that is being played. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Goura
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. All positive things to say about the staff, the decor and of course the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Junoon was EXCELLENT. The food could not have been better and the service was impecable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    had restaurant week lunch and all three items were excellent. quality of cooking appears to have improved much. would still prefer several very spicy dishes, such as a vindaloo - what was offered was excellent but relatively bland
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeding Expectations
    Nycgirl
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The experience my friends and I enjoyed at Junoon was above and beyond. We were there to celebrate my friend's upcoming nuptials with a bridal dinner. Upon arrival, the hostess was friendly and the wait staff extremely attentive. I had written a few comments mentioning my friend's bridal shower, not expecting much, perhaps seating us specially.Little did I know that was the least of their generous offerings.The bride-to-be was given customized menus, received well wishes from every member of the restaurant that interacted with us, and provided many unexpected treats, compliments of the chef. As the organizer of my friend's bridal shower, I was in pure awe with Junoon's executations of ALL the aspects within the restaurant. It was perfect!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and vibes!
    harroop45
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went for restaurant week dinner. Food was delicious and service was suburb. Their coconut rice pudding was the best non-chocolate dessert ive had! Its of course pricey so I dont know if I would go again, but it was definitely a great romantic outing with my husband.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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