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Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant

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93 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2922
+1 212-598-4610
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friend took us down here for a curry. First time we've experienced the East Village, which we liked a lot! Really funny how when you arrive there are actually 3 competing restaurants with the same decor and nothing between them really! Just some friendly banter between what seems like members of the same family trying to steal each other's... More 

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Thank IZDIXIE
Boshir K, Owner at Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in and seeing us! It was our pleasure to host you and your friends. Our dining experience is a fun and exciting one, and we're so glad that you enjoyed our fun vibe. We do get quite busy and apologize for shifting you outside. Best, Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant More 

Brisbane, Australia
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is certainly the most colourful restaurant I have been to. Full of multicoloured lights it has a great atmosphere. But this is not were it ends. The service, in spite of being fully occupied, was friendly and good. The food offered is northern Indian. The food was excellent and we enjoyed everyone of the dishes we tried. Definitely a... More 

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Thank 31Extensivetraveller
Boshir K, Owner at Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

We do have a lot of colors! Thanks so much for coming in, it was our honest pleasure to host you, and knowing that you loved everything from the ambiance to the food truly makes our day. We can't wait to have you in again. Best, Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant More 

motnreal
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99 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

this is such a special place... there's lights everywhere and it's really festive.... the food was great and the staff were super nice. if you are in the area, it's definitely worth the detour.

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Thank mel029
Boshir K, Owner at Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so thankful to have your support, and we can't wait to have you in again for some great food under the lights! - Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My partner and I came into the restaurant after seeing it on Daredevil! We came early (around 6pm) as after reading the reviews we knew it was small and gets rather hectic when busy! We arrived and there are 3 restaurants that look the same so make sure you go into the right one. The food was amazing but the... More 

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Thank Kim G
Boshir K, Owner at Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Kim, thanks so much for coming in! It was our absolute pleasure to host you and your partner. We have a pretty exciting dining experience and we're so glad that you enjoyed everything from the service to the food to the ambiance. We can't wait to host you again. Best, Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant More 

sydney
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Terrible food, very rude and abrupt service. Would never go back. They even messed up the naans, there was a Kraft cheese single melted in our "cheese" naan. Curries I've eaten from a food court have been better. Only give one star for the lights which are interesting.

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Thank Eve720
Boshir K, Owner at Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Eve, we're sorry that you're not a fan of our spot. It's rare to see this, and we're truly disappointed that you didn't enjoy your food. We're really glad that you made it in, and want you to know that this is not a normal experience at our restaurant. Best, Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant More 

New York City, New York
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209 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We booked lunch and entered into a space that was dark and dingy and reminded me of a converted garage in someones house in Manhattan. Once you pass this shock as we expected something different, we were seated at the tiny table very close to improvised air-conditioning and almost touching elbows with other table. Get the picture? It took long... More 

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Thank Edecia
Boshir K, Owner at Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Edecia, we're so glad that you had a great time with us. Our dining experience is a truly unique one that we think everyone should try. It's wonderful that you enjoyed your food so much -- we can't wait to host you again. Best, Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The fact that they can squeeze so many tables into this place is amazing, but walking past the multiple Indian men trying to get you to go to their restaurant instead of Panna II you step into another world! The low ceiling, or assumably so, but who would know with the thousands of Christmas lights? Squeezing into a table you're... More 

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Thank Carrie B
Boshir K, Owner at Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Carrie, as we mentioned in our other review -- we're so glad that you loved your food and the ambiance! Thanks for coming in, and know that we can't wait to see you again. Best, Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant More 

Varese, Italy
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my friend, who recommended it thanks to its well-known food. Although the coconut shrimp and the garlic naan were average (was expecting better), I found HAIR in my plate. Extremely rude staff, music unbearably loud and too stuffed. Would not be back.

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Thank chiaramapelli
Boshir K, Owner at Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

We're sorry you didn't have a great time with us. We want to stress that hygiene and cleanliness are at the top of our priority list. Thanks for paying us a visit, and we're quite sorry you didn't enjoy yourself. Best, Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Very good atmosphere , but just not as good, Too many 20 year old's drinking BYOB cheap wine. Maybe as I get older the food I know eat is more gourmet Indian.

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Thank LeslieC42
Boshir K, Owner at Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Leslie, we're really glad that you came to visit us -- we think that our atmosphere is pretty awesome as well. Our BYOB offers a fun way to have some delicious drinks with us, we're sorry that you aren't a fan of it, but we appreciate the feedback. Best, Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is literally the best Indian food I've ever had and the service was quick and proper. It's a bit small but it's totally worth the trip. Definitely recommended!

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Thank Rafa C
Boshir K, Owner at Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Rafa, saying that we're the best Indian food you've ever had is quite the compliment, but it's one that we gladly accept -- thank you! We can't wait to host you again. - Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2922
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-598-4610
Description
Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant is where inspired Indian cuisine meets a unique decor.

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