Adda

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Indian
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Long Island City / Queens

Location


Get directions | 31-31 Thomson Ave, New York, NY 11101

Hours

Hours | DINNER:
Tue–Sun | 5pm–9pm
LUNCH:
Sat & Sun | 12pm–3pm
Closed Mondays, Christmas, & New Year’s Day

About

We’re about 90% certain that New York City is a virtual simulation designed to test everyone’s patience – so it makes sense that nothing here is perfect. Apartments are either offensively priced or so small that you can’t stand upright and have a complete thought, and worthwhile restaurants tend to fall on a spectrum between impossible to get into and a little bit boring. There are, of course, exceptions, and Adda is one of them.
Adda is a neighborhood restaurant in Long Island City focused on regional Indian home cooking, and it checks a large number of boxes on our Ideal Restaurant Checklist. The food is good enough to travel for, for example, and nothing costs more than $20. The only real catch is that it’s stuck between a busy stretch of Queens Boulevard and a big overpass that looks like the future setting of a zombie apocalypse. But a meal here is still worth seeking out.
The menu isn’t long, but it covers a lot of ground. Yes, there’s garlic naan and saag paneer, but there’s also goat brains, deep-fried kale, and cauliflower covered in sheets of melted cheese. And if you want something bigger, there are curries and rice dishes that will make you consider investing in real estate across the street. The goat biryani is especially impressive – with a thin cap of dough that keeps all the steam inside until a server carves it open at your table – and the creamy butter chicken tastes and smells so good, you’ll want to go online and find a butter-chicken-scented candle for your home.

Contact

(718) 433-3888
hello@addanyc.com
http://instagram.com/addanyc

Menu

HALKA PHULKA | SNACKS
WARNING: THESE ARE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE
$6
Dahi Batata Puri (v)
chatpata aloo, tamarind & mint chutney, yogurt
$8
Kale Pakoda (v)
chickpea flour, chat masala, chutneys
$8
Aloo Chana Chaat (v)
fingerling potato tots, chickpeas, chutneys
$6
Vada Pao (v)
spiced potatoes, turmeric, garlic chutney
$12
Chili Cheese Toast (v)
onions, amul cheese, yellow chili powder
$12
Pao Bhaji (v)
potatoes, green peas, cauliflower
$13
Keema Pao
ground lamb, cloves, lemon juice
$16
Bheja Fry
goat brains, ginger, red onions, chili, pao
$14
Szechuan Gobi (v)
cauliflower, soy sauce, Szechuan peppers, ginger
THODA BHARI | GRILL
CLAY-OVEN GRILLED TO PERFECTION
$14
Chili Paneer Tikka (v)
homemade Indian cheese, cilantro
$29
Chacha’s Lamb Chops
garam masala, ginger, garlic, yogurt
$25
Tandoori Poussin
young chicken, chili, vinegar, black salt
$27
Tandoori Macchi
whole fish (pompano), mustard, cilantro
$29
Jhinga Kalimirch
king prawn, black pepper, cumin, yogurt
PET PUJA | CURRIES & BIRYANI
CURRIES SERVED WITH BASMATI RICE
$18
Baingan Bharta (v)
smoked eggplant, onions, ginger, cilantro
$18
Lotus Root Kofta (v)
paneer, tomato cream, fenugreek
$18
Paneer Do Pyaza (v)
homemade paneer, bell peppers, onion, cloves
$19
Malvani Fish Curry
coconut, kokum, turmeric
$18
Dilliwala Butter Chicken
makhni curry, kasoori methi, deghi mirch
$19
Junglee Maas
goat curry, Adda chili blend, red onion
$25
Lucknow Dum Biryani
slow-cooked goat, basmati rice, saffron
BREADS & SIDES
$4
Butter Naan
$4
Garlic Naan
$5
Amul Cheese & Chili Naan
$3
Basmati Rice (v)
$3
Raita (v)
$2
Pao
$5
Black Dal (v)
$7
Saag (Local Greens) (v)