Taste of India II
Taste of India II

Taste of India II

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://tasteofindia2.com/
  • Phone: (718) 987-4700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Raman Kumar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer off-premises catering delivered to your home/event place. Call us for further information or check our web site.
  • Entertainment: Background soothing classical Indian music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Edison
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Taste of India II
Taste of India II has been established on New Dorp Lane since 1990. It continues to offer a sophisticated fine dining experience with effortlessly charming staff and discreet service. It is the reinvented combination of a restaurant, lounge, bar, and event space. At Taste of India, we invite you to take a culinary journey through India, to savor and discover new ingredients and dishes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Taste of India II reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (2)romantic (2)special occasion (2)good for groups (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great eats...
    Bigfoodie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great place to eat and to take your date for a romantic dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Taste of India II reviews archive.
  • Taste of India
    Chuck
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great Neighborhood Gem , I would take my party back there again, food was out of this world and the service was great, this was my first time eating Indian food and the staff was great helping me choose what too eat
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Dee826VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was our 2nd time here. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jwtm
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food. Excellent staff and service. Renovated interior with beautiful athmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    MichelleGVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great food and service - as always! We've been coming here for over 20 years - it's always great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Satisfying Easter Dinner
    DocHand
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went for Easter Dinner. Three of us. Greeted with a big smile. Immediately seated. Delania was a terrific server! Food was excellent! Drinks were fine! Overall very happy with the experience!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for Indian food
    KenF
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We went to a different Indian restaurant initially (on Clove Road), but after waiting for over 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order in an empty restaurant, we bailed and went to Taste of India instead. This place is terrific - the food is really good, nice menu selections, and the service is spot on. We've been back several times since, recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    sIdinner
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    One of my favorite spots to eat on Staten Island. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Indian Food
    chipbhi
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Taste of India II served us what I consider classic Indian dishes, and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The food was excellent and the service was too. Their Samosas were outstanding and so were our entrees. The restaurant was a little pricy, but the food made it worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    This is our favorite Indian restaurant. The decor is beautiful, service is efficient and kind. The restaurant offers a large menu. The nan bread is fabulous-try the Special Nan with raisins, almonds. Everything is delicious. The dishes are soulful, full of warmth and flavor. The weekend lunch buffet is a great deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staten island's best kept secret
    sIdinner
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Never heard of this place in all the years I have lived on Staten Island. I wanted to try something new and after googling I found this place. I'm glad i did. Best food ive had in a while. Staff was friendly and the atmosphere was great. My only dislike like was how long it took for them to take my order. They become packed very quickly so make a reservation. Also, they sat me near the bar which I disliked cause it was so busy, people were constantly passing through, request a table in a different room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Indian Food
    Boatergirl
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    This place has THE BEST Indian food! I have been to Jackson Heights, NYC, etc and this place is always the best food! They are consistently excellent with food and service. It is really nice inside since they re-did it. Looks like a restaurant in Manhattan but with better prices. Food quality is amazing! Please continue being the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan friendly. The mixed
    Auntie
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Vegan friendly. The mixed vegetables dish was outstanding . Very tasty. Excellent service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    DeeAnn
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Delicious food and excellent service!! We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/restaurant, but pricy
    ShaD1224
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    As an Indian raised on Staten Island, I have visited this restaurant a handfull of times over the past 10 years. Food has ALWAYS been fantastic. It seems the prices went up after their remodel and I think they are a little unreasonable. Example, Naan is $2.50, Garlic Nan is $5.00, that seems just absoultely excessive - $2.50 more for garlic! haha. The prices are comparable to Manhattan prices, which is not common on Staten Island. Is it worth it? That depends on personal preferrence. This is likely THE BEST Indian restaurant on Staten Island, so it's certainly worth the trip, but I can personally find great Indian food for less.....just have to leave the Island. We were lucky to have used an Amazon local deal-saved a litte $$.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little spice & everything's nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    I never experienced Indian food & this was the perfect place to start. The ambiance was cozy, warm & inviting. We began w some nan, Channa poori (chick peas w herbs & spices) & the meat snack platter (mix of chicken/lamb bites & meat samosas). Entree was lamb in a fresh tomato/garlic/ginger sauce (Boti - Kabab masala) & lamb in a rich almond creamy sauce (Shahi Korma). The sauces are perfectly mixed w spices -NOT spicy to burn, but perfectly mild enough to please your taste buds (we're not fans of overwhelming spicy food). We paired it w a good wine suggested off their wine list: Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. Wait staff were extremely considerate. Definitely a wonderful dining experience. Looking forward to our next visit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.