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“Very good Pakistani/ Indian food in Manhattan”
Review of Shahi Biryani

Shahi Biryani
Ranked #6,817 of 14,744 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
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Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This restaurant offers great Pakistani/ Indian food in Manhattan, as can be attested by the long line of yellow cabs parked in front at all hours. The seekh kababs are good, as are the naans and haleem and nihari. You get a very authentic experience, with Urdu television (and the occasional cricket match) playing on television. Cabbies crowd the place (they probably provide 80 percent of the custom) and they get a 10 percent discount. While the decor is garish, the staff are well-intentioned. Avoid the bathroom, though. And make sure not to trip over someone praying -- the way to the bathroom is also the alcove in which Muslim diners can opt to face Mecca and say their daily prayers if its time.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

This is a small, no-frills establishment owned by a Pakistani couple, who prepare fresh Pakistani fare including main courses with traditional chapatis (bread) as well as delicious biryani (a spicy rice offering), traditional sweatmeats (desserts) and amazing doodh-patti chai (milk tea) that brings back memories of home if you happen to be from Pakistan and a doodh patti addict. If you visit often enough like I did during my last visit to New York City, chai is on the house! (depending on the owner's mood of course)

The meat used for meat-based dishes is halal for those who care, and the food as Pakistani-tasting as it can get! A haven for expat Pakistanis living, working and studying in NYC; and a treat for non-Pakistanis who haven't yet sampled the delight that is Pakistani food!

Be prepared to brave the sharp voices of newscasters on Pakistani cable news channels which is always on.

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Reviewed 7 January 2015
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