Junoon Main Dining Room

4.6
2054 reviews
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$50 and over
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Indian
Please note that Junoon Main Dining Room serves only the 2 course menu for $65 per person, 3 course menu for $75 per person, or 6 course tasting menu for $115 per person.
Reservations for parties whom include children under 14 years of age or for the ala carte menu please make reservations in the Patiala Room. Reservations will be made upon availability.
Thank you for making a reservation at Junoon Main Dining Room .

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.

Don't forget to peak into Junoon'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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 490-2100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Akshay Bhardwaj
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Private party facilities
Junoon has a private dining room that overlooks the main dining room. The "Jaipur" dining room seats 50. "Patiala Room" can hold for up to 50- 100 people for standing cocktail event. The entire restaurant is also available for private functions 150 seated guests or 268 standing.
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Private party contact
Colleen Church: (212) 490-2100 ext. 309
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Catering
We do cater to private events 25 -300 people. Please send your inquiry to info@junoonnyc.com
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Cross street
Between 5th & 6th Avenues
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Parking details
Parking Garage located on the corner of 24th St and 6th Avenue. Entrance located on 24th Street
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Public transit
You can take the F or M train to 23rd St & 6th Avenue. Alternatively you can take the N,R, to 23rd St & 5th Avenue.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2054 People Are Saying
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N
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The three course menu is too much food! Prefer ala Carte, but so yummy!

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SM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a special occasion for us. We enjoyed the drinks and the meal. Portions were large. The food was tasty and not very spicy.

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful venue for my birthday. Expensive but great for a special occassion. We did 3 course which includes extras - so plenty of food and great service as well.

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a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst food I’ve ever had

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JJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best Indian food we have ever had. From the drinks to the dessert, it was just pure gold.

We dined in the Main dining room and did the 3 course meal.

Appetizers: We got the Ghost Chili Murgh Tikka and the Smoked masala ribs- both were heavenly. Generally, I feel like Tikka can be dry, but this was not the case at all. There was just so much flavor involved, and it was incredible.

Entree: I had the Lobster Moilee and my partner got the Telicherry Duck and all I can say is.. what?!! How in the world can you get so much flavor into this? Let me tell you, I am actually South Indian and Moilee is actually something made in South India often. It is actually a difficult dish.. and on top of that, it was made with lobster!! Fantastic job with these dishes.

Dessert: We got the drunken shahi Turka and the kulfi pops. The cake was a saffron cane drenched with delicious rum and a crunchy surprise of mini popcorn on top! I swear, all of my taste buds were tingling. The kulfi pops took me back to India - I mean, how do you get the paan leaf flavor like that?! So awesome!!

Drinks:
Mumbai margarita - mango margaritas with the right amount of spice.
Junoon Julep - minty goodness

Thank you, Junoon for such a memorable night!!

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SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Waiters explained each dish. Also helped us choose the perfect dishes to compliment each other. Service was spectacular.

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NP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lived up to the hype as the only Indian restaurant in nyc with a Michelin Star. Delicious food. Great service. Appreciate how they were able to add a twist/unique ingridents but maintain the integrity of the indian dishes. Overall excellent meal.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Junoon! The service was wonderful, the ghost chicken appetizer was out of this world amazing, and the ambiance was perfect! We will definitely be back!

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous indian food - went with a friend from Bangalore who was impressed with the food and the creativity. Delicious and beautiful and amazing service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a delightful experience to dine in Junoon. Wonderful atmosphere .Mouth watering aroma hit my nose as soon as I entered the restaurant.Our server was pushy about the tasting menu . Now I know why he was doing that. I wanted to order some dishes from the regular menu he prioritize my need and accommodate the dishes as a part of the tasting. The courses were exceedingly well decorated and super delicious(gost chili murg tikka I tried instead of the poussin,Las mass I tried instead of the duck). The service was attentive and professional. My wife is very happy that I made the special day of our life even more special. To sum up a little advice to the management to keep the restrooms Clean. That is the only place is lacking in standard.

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Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was diner service and a little kitchy. Food completely over priced

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LB
Philadelphia
115 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What ever is on the menu, it has and is so very good. If you haven't tried this place you are truly missing out.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary. Everything was fantastic! We went for the 3-course menu but shared everything, so it ended up being plenty of food. My boyfriend tends to be picky with Indian food as that’s where he’s from, but he loved everything here! Lal Mirch Ka Paneer appetizer was the highlight. And they brought us a special dessert for our anni! Would definitely recommend.

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FC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was friendly. Food was exceptional. You can watch the cooks in the kitchen from your seat. Generous portions. Best Indian food I’ve had. Will absolutely go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Junoon was amazing. The creativity and complexity of flavors was a delight. Savored every bite. The servers were very attentive and made sure we experienced authentic Indian dining cuisine at its finest.

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KL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Environment 5/5
The whole environment is good and relaxed. It's comfortable for enough space.

Food 4/5
Everything is nice except the dessert. Order roasted salmon for appetizer, so good! It's big and enough to make me full. Curry is delicious and typical. The main course I ordered is curry shrimp. Good enough. However, the dessert is weird for me.

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R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food as always. Never disappointed. Some new dishes which should be on the regular menu - pork belly in a spicy malabar spices

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Value for money can be increased by including typical desi items like raita, vinegar onions and pickles which are staples in the indian cuisine as part of pre fixed deal. They cost less than a dollar but add completeness to the meal.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The meal was quite good but quite expensive with the only option being the tasting menu. The atmosphere was dull and the room temp was muggy due to a lack of A/C. Definitely expect more in an experience at $200 a person.

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Junoon for Restaurant week recently and everything we tried was very tasty from appetisers to deserts. Special mention here for their cocktails and the Lord of the Rings inspired ones. Tried Aria Stark and John Snow.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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IT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place understands the value of respect and self-respect. It shows in their staff, and it shows in their dishes. While they plate things with beauty, it's clearly a second thought to the priority of signature in their taste. Tread carefully here, or you might be taken completely off guard.

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first experience with Junoon and we had the 3-course, summer 2018 Restaurant Week menu. The appetizers were tremendously good, especially the saloni macchi (spiced Atlantic salmon). The main courses were very well done, but nothing noteworthy. We were definitely underwhelmed by both desserts we tried. All told, we very much enjoyed the experience and will probably try the full tasting menu some day.

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JJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I visited as part of NY restaurant week, and ate from the dedicated $42 pp menu. Upon arrival I waited for my dining companion in the foyer. The ambience was nice, and the aesthetic also - it appropriately felt Michelin Star. When we were ready to be seated, we were taken to our table. We both had bags and and umbrella, and when I enquired if they had somewhere we could store them we were told to leave them at our feet. This felt a little strange, it would have been nice to have a cloak room.
The service was not fantastic. Our primary waiter seemed disinterested, and acted inconvenience by our presence, despite all attempts to be friendly. He also got one of our wines wrong. That being said, the service was timely.
The entrees were fantastic, as were out cocktails - both presentation and taste was of high standard. The mains were disappointing, both the malabari shrimp and murg lababdar we presented very unoriginally and definitely not a standout out in terms of flavour - they felt unbalanced and incorrectly seasoned. The accompanying rice and naan were nothing special. I have experienced a much nicer expressions of this cuisine at small Indian restaurants in Sydney that do have nearly as much acclaim as Junoon.
The desserts were very good, but again nothing spectacular. The Kulfi trio was very lacking in terms of presentation, however the other dessert (cannot remember the same, saffron something with berries) looks stunning and was very balanced. We ordered an extra dessert as I really wanted to try the drunken shahi tukra, much to the waiters apparent frustration. It was brought out by the pastry chef who passionately explained the dish - this was a very nice touch. It looked spectacular and tasted very good. I would still say it was lacking that 'wow factor' in terms of tasted, but it was definitely the highlight.
Overall it was a very good meal, but I have to admit I was expecting better from a one Michelin Star restaurant.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We had the slowest service and after bringing our food we never saw our server again and finally had to ask for him to come to our table. This is the second time we had this slow service. We wanted more bread and never had our server come to our table even once.

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u
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good !
All the spices are hand ground - the menu is different than most Indian restaurants - but ! The preparation and tastes of the various dishes are amazing !
Must have the Gin & Tonic cocktail ! Amazing !
Excellent place , beautiful decor .
Only criticism is that it is very expensive.
2 appertizers - 2 entree’s - I dessert - 4 drinks $340.

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RT
India
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

So so , worth visit ones

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

3 course meal for $75 was pricey but delicious, drinks at $17 were also a little steep considering the small - but savory - size. Overall happy with the meal, would consider returning.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Very hot in place and seating was quite uncomfortable in the big round booth... food and service was outstanding

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NM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been here many times and the food is consistently delicious.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pretty good meal but pretty much everything was spicy and the kitchen had no ability to fine tune a dish to your desire.

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a superb experience at Junoon. The food was incredible, the service impeccable. It's Michelin star is well deserved.

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UD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for tasting menu. Except the dessert which was a disappointment, everything else was exceptional. We loved it. The staff was very friendly. We would come back here again for sure.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Experience was ordinary. There was nothing special knowing that it's a Michelin star restaurant. Food was ok, service was normal but sad.. no enthusiasm. I have been here before and quality and experience has definitely gotten worse.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 3 course meal was awesome and was a great way to sample a variety of dish types!

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DJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Junoon ruined us for every other Indian restaurant! Amazing!!!

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DB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A very over-rated dining experience. I have eaten in Indian restaurants all my life, and the website really excited me. But the food was dull and the flavors very uninteresting. It was overpriced for what it actually delivered.

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S
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive and accommodating service.

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LS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The tasting menu was wonderful. Was looking for a different experience in Manhattan, and got what I was looking for. At least one guest should try the wine pairing, since you'll also receive a bit more education on each course during the wine presentation.

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AN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a memorable evening. We took the three course prix fixe. Caring service, delicious food, and an excellent ambiance combined to make this a wonderful experience.

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