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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.
Staten Island, NY 10306
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Daily 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Background soothing classical Indian music.
We offer off-premises catering delivered to your home/event place. Call us for further information or check our web site.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Taste of India II Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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