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
243 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (131)fit for foodies (119)romantic (89)good for groups (64)notable wine list (53)neighborhood gem (37)great for lunch (37)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (11)great for brunch (9)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • larry
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had ordered a lamb shank, were asked if we would like it cut from the bone. After about 20 minutes, we were informed that the lamb shank was not edible and we were asked if we would like to order another dish. We did, and we were served a very good second lamb dish. However, other than an apology, we received no acknowledgement of the fact that we were obliged to wait for almost an extra 30 minutes for our food - no reduction for the dish or other gesture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, steep prices
    Rc66
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is one of the best places for vegetarian food I've ever found, with a five course vegetarian tasting menu. Every course was special. The price was high and we'd skip the tasting menu and order a la carte when we return. We ate in a room on the side which was very quiet. The service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    RB14
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went there for my husband's birthday... It was a nice experience... Food was delicious, service was good but it was bit expensive
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to go back again
    MSSP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is my third visit to this restaurant this year and all for special occasions. The first two times were with a group of 6 and the service was amazing. Food is awesome, wine was excellent. Very happy with the overall ambience. Am impressed with the knowledgeable staff that they have and the lovely food selection. Recommend the eggplant chat, makai kebab, lasuni gobi (always), shrimp for appetizers, Nadru kofte, crispy okra, lamb kolhapuri and chicken m... for entrees. For appetizers try the seasonal trio kulfi and date gateau.. Will be happy to take another group of close friends/relatives there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Junoon
    MiaNYC
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A very good friend of mine and restauranteur had recommended that I try Junoon a few years ago. I have only just recently had the opportunity to experience this fabulous restaurant and now I'm wishing I had not delayed. My expectations were high, but my experience far exceeded my expectations. We chose to dine in the lounge because it had a good vibe. However, next time I will definitely be in the elegant dining room. The ambiance is exquisite. We only indulged in appetizers of shrimp, chicken and cauliflower but each were equally amazing combinations tantalizing and pleasing the palate. I cannot wait for my next occasion at Junoon. Truly a tasteful delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • exceptional restaurant
    watu
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Junoon is one exceptional restaurant. From the decorations, services, ambient, to food qualities, we had great experience here. Definitely we will be back to try more things from their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Balu
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Good food, large wine selection, good service, nice ambiance
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved the foods and atmosphere!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The foods we ate were outstanding! We loved the salmon appetizer and the lobster curry. The sommelier was incredible and so knowledgable! The atmosphere was devine and comfortable. We got to the restaurant early due to hunger and they seated us right away which was surprising. The meal was memorable and I would definitely go back and recommend to anyone who likes ethnic foods and a comfortable beautiful atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, moderate ambience
    livetoeat1987
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Out of 4 items I tried, 2 (nadru kofta and chipotle chicken tikka) were very good and 2 (paneer aur mirch ka salan) were not that good, for my taste. Ambience not that good but service was great and the wine selection is pretty good to. Hope this review helps.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Explosion of flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My friend and I opted for the lunch prefix. The portion sizes were generous without being too large. The lamb was in an amazing curry with depth of flavor and heat. The dessert was perfection. A miniature cheesecake with cinnamon and pepper coated in chocolate. I would go back alone for the dessert, and have a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fine Experience
    ArtM
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Dinner with work colleagues found this lively, and well appointed restaurant an excellent choice. Great atmosphere, friendly professional service and of most important tasty and non overpowering food. Reasonable prices and something for everyone. I highly recommend this establishment to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.