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About Taste of India II

Welcome to Taste of India Where Treasure Trove Awaits for You!


As Taste of India enters its 27th year, in the heart of Staten Island, 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 "INDUS" private event space.

At Taste of India, we invite you to take a culinary journey through India, to savor and discover new ingredients and dishes.

287 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 3:00 pm–10:30 pm

Cross Street:
Edison

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 987-4700

Website:
http://www.tasteofindia2.com/

Entertainment:
Background soothing classical Indian music.

Catering:
We offer off-premises catering delivered to your home/event place. Call us for further information or check our web site.

Executive Chef:
Raman Kumar

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Taste of India II Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Spicy (3)
Casual (2)
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Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

great food, great service. They don't disappoint. Great for girls night or a date night

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Spicy, Special Occasion, Casual
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice dinner experience.
Food is good.
I will visit again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We often go and live taste of India II. Ordered a special we never had before that was excellent. The sweet and sour cauliflower. Mixed vegetables were deliciously spiced and naan bread warm and buttery. We all love the flax crackers and dips they put on the table to start.

Tags: Spicy
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

What a lovely way to celebrate our anniversary. The food at Taste of India is consistently great. We are long time customers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great fresh food and fantastic value!!! Best Indian on the Island.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Delicious food. Very clean. Always consistent. Great neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It took forever for us to get our bread when we were seated way before many others who did. One of the waiters kept staring at my friend which made her uncomfortable for a while. The food tasted amazing though.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Expected authentic Indian food but was disappointed. Ordered the meat platters but the chicken was tasteless . The shrimp was also not worth $25 ! Again no flavor. This place probably caters more to the Non Indian crowd. Only thing we really liked was the kachori chaat! Nice, fresh, amazing!

Tags: Seasonal
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Lovely place. Quiet atmosphere. delicious food. Never disappointed...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Taste of India II is the best Indian Restaurant on Staten Island. The restaurant excels in every in every area, and I would wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant for everyone! 10 out of 10.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We love this restaurant as food and service never disappoint. Good job, please keep it up!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

This was my second visit to Taste of India II. On my first visit, I ordered my favorite dish, Lamb Kurma and found it to be one of the best I ever had. On this visit, I ordered Lamb Vindaloo but found it to be too vinegary. It was also very hot (spicy), but that's my fault for not specifying to the waiter to tone it down when he asked my preference. My dinner companions all enjoyed their dishes which were various curries and kurmas. We also had appetizers of samosa and vegetable fritters which were excellent. They also have a wide selection of Indian breads.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Food was great; awesome service

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

First time trying Indian cuisine and was pleasantly surprised. Food and drink menu were great! The service was good they didn't take long to serve and didn't rush you out. Beautiful ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Taste Of India II is exactly what you're looking for when Indian food is what you're craving.....friendly, attentive staff, and delicious, spicy food.....we had a wonderful dinner!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great food. Nice decor. Low lit. Decent prices.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2016

The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. The décor, well appointed and upscale. The service nor the food left anything to be desired. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Taste of India did not disappoint.
Went there solely because of a gift card given for my birthday. First time eating Indian food and it was delish. The waiters are super attentive and there is no waiting for a refill on a beer or a glass of water. Our meals were superb from appetizer to entree. Very good decor. Restroom was spotless.
Place was crowded for a Saturday night at 545. We had a reservation and were seated immediately.
Will be back to try some new dishes soon.
Highly recommend from this first meal though. Impressed.

Tags: Vegan, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Always happy here, the special eggplant and potato dish was fantastic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2016

It was a nice atmospher, pleasant decor and quite . Food was ok. Would like have more choices of vegetables: string beans, eggplants, squash. If there will be more choices, we will come more often . Thank you for your service . Elena

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Amazing food, amazing service. Reminded me of a gem you'd find in the city. Definitely worth a try.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2016

I was very pleasantly surprised when i finally experienced this establishment which has been in business for 26 years. To have a full house on a Wednesday evening certainly made me feel confident.
The staff was friendly, the ambience perfect and the food delightful! Sampled across the board dishes and was pleased with the freshness and flair of every one.
I will certainly make this restaurant part of my culinary repertoire.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2016

First I was impressed with the hosts, dinning area and decorations. A few minutes later my friends expressed the same feeling. The way food was served and represented was ultimately professional. All food and beverages were tasty with no single flaw. Thanks Taste of India II for making our evening an outstanding one and left a mark on us. Definitely will come again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Consistently good Indian food, best I've had on Staten Island. Excellent bar, friendly service, reasonably priced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2016

Best Indian food around. Solid restaurant, staff is friendly and helpful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2016

It is great place . Food is delicious and fresh. Service also nice .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2016

Went to the restaurant on a Sunday - perhaps they "count on" people ordering the Brunch Buffet and are not really geared to folks ordering off of the menu. Service was not attentive - for example, it took 15 min. for the soup to arrive. The wait staff did not return to check if everything was satisfactory.
The entree prices are somewhat higher than most other Indian restaurants charge for the same item. Perhaps the higher charge is related to the decor/environment of the restaurant. The quality of the entree does not warrant a higher charge, nor does the quantity. Both are consistent with other places.
Parking is also very difficult to obtain.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Had a great dinner at Taste of India, love the cracker bread and Indian dips they give on the table. Chickpeas and potato, samosas and all the traditional Indian fare tasty and services polite and attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Excellent service and delicious food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2016

We have been dining at Taste of India for over 25 years. The food is always perfect and delicious, and the service is always excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2015

This resturant the taste of India, is very interesting, it takes you to another world, with different cultures and decor , with very good quality food and service! We never had Indian food before, but the servers explained each different dish to us and helped us decide what was right for us, we really enjoyed everything and would return another time for a meal and more!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Another great meal here - this time had the veggie fritters which were delish, great warm naan and yummy chickpea masala. Will be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2015

The attendees at the party were my ex boss , since she retired the interim Chair person she recommended, personal assistant/secretary to both these ladies and my fellow who became the attending at the same institution and myself. They are great friends of mine and I am so proud to call them friends.
I requested for Merlot, my ex-boss asked for Pinogrigio, Chair (she is the most suitable candidate-so I stopped calling her interim in my mind, I wish she will continue as Chair too) and attending ordered mango lassi and secretary ordered coca cola. Every thing was delicious.
I have ordered appetizers (they allowed me because I was only Indian there).I have ordered
kachori, fish pakora,spinach pakora, vegeterian tikka with spinach and chick peas.
Every thing was delicious
We ordered mixed tandoori grill,salmon fish tikka X2, malabar fish curry, alu-spinach,,vegetable biryani,chicken biryani, nan, and raita. Every thing was superb except
malabar fish curry which was felt to be spicy hot .
Another thing delicious was the talk that transpired between us .And very thought of visiting a retired friend (me) is the most delicious thing of all.










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Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 7, 2015

The food here was just ok. I would have preferred more choice on the menu and a friendlier staff. As I said good but not the best I ever had

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2015

Bread choice of three so delish, especially the chicken. Samosa very good, light and crisp. Chicken Tikka fresh and flavorful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for over 35 years , both when they were located in The Village and when they relocated to Staten Island. The food is fantastic , and as a side note some of the food is even better than the Indian cuisine I had in India. A number of years ago they redid the interior of the restaurant and did a wonderful job with the renovations. The service staff are superb and ensure that all your needs are met. If you love Indian cuisine this is a must go to restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2015

Best Indian food on Staten Island. Always consistant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2015

Food was delicious. It was my neice's first time with Indian cuisine and she loved it. Sam

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2015

The food was excellent. Samosa was really good lentil salad was fresh and flavorful. I would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2015

Being that this was my first time here, I was very surprised how nicely run this restaurant is. Wait staff was wonderful, food was delicious (albeit a little too spicy for me), and very clean. Overall this restaurant was great. I definitely will come back to eat, but I will try a less spicier dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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