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Posted by Dee wright on 04/25/2009
I decided to take a chance and order from here being that the reviews were so mixed...well I shouldn't have. I decided to go the safe route and get a chicken Tikka and it was tasteless. The naan was average and I could have made a better raita in my own kitchen. Not only was the raita tasteless it was completely over priced for the portion size. I am a frequent Indian food eater, I would never recommend this establishment to anyone I know. Please take my word for it, it is not worth the risk!
Posted by camachoaa on 04/09/2009
This past Tuesday evening I and 9 other friends of mine all went to Kismat to enjoy decent Indian food for a reasonable price. All 10 of us ordered appetizers and entrees. Needless to say we were all very pleased. So much so we started a buffet style diner. The spices are rich and the food is filling. My personal favorite is the Mixed Malai which is mixed meats in a pineapple, banana, yogurt, etc. sauce. WOW it was tasty. Their Naan, Samosa and mulligatawny soup are some of the best I have had. If you happen to be this far uptown and want good Indian food at a bargain then look no further Kismat is the stop. Eat well.
Posted by anonymous on 04/07/2009
Kismat is a gem in this neighborhood. It has amazing Indian food and never disappoints. I have been eating here for years and have followed the restaurant from its previous location on Broadway to where it is now. Although the restaurant atmosphere is nice, it is in need of some improving. However appearances aside, I consider Kismat to have some of the best Indian food in NY. For the high quality of their food (and their always speedy delivery) the prices at Kismat are a steal. The specials each week are phenomenal and I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal that won't break the bank.
Posted by BlacKarmaDog on 03/10/2009
A solid choice, especially in comparison to the plethora of mediocre Chinese and so-so pizza delivery .up here in the 'hood. When an Indian friend recommended Kismat recently, I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised. I've had better samosas and chicken tikka kurma downtown, and the Indian iced tea was bizarre, not the sweet/ creamy concoction I expected, but this place gets a solid 3 to 3-1/2 stars in my book, and even though I live east of Broadway, the delivery time was very fast.
Posted by anonymous on 03/06/2009
I almost always order the specials at this place and they are always fantastic. Some of the other menu items can be a little hit or miss, but in general, I've always enjoyed my meals here. I don't know much about Indian food and this place does seem different from the Curry Hill places I'm used to-- for me, it's a nice change. I've always found the service to be friendly.
Posted by ZeldaDahl on 03/06/2009
I love Kismat. The food is consistently delicious, the service in the restaurant is excellent, and the delivery is fast. I've eaten Indian food all over the city, and this is some of the best. I don't know what the last reviewer was talking about--perhaps the Indian food isn't perfectly authentic, I wouldn't know, but it's similar to that provided by most other Indian restaurants in the city. If you want authentic food, go to India! If you want delicious Indian cuisine as it is typically prepared in the U.S., go to Kismat!
Posted by Indian on 03/01/2009
We ordered a couple of times from here and have been highly disappointed both the times. We ordered the lamb Biryani the first time ..tasted like somethng we never imagined would be called biryani...it was more like a pilaf with peas (never found in true biryani), Sweet coconut garnishing (absolutely unheard of) and the spices were raw and and overpowering..didn't taste of anything. We realized it was a bad idea to order biryani from any "Indian " restaurant. However Biryani is hard to make and only a few Pakistani and Bangaldeshi places in the NY/NJ areas can do it right. We decided not to order from Kismat again ..But sadly we decided to give the place a shot after almost a year..We ordered Aloo Paratha and Mughlai Paratha..pretty simple dishes ..Hard to screw up ...but we were in for a rather unpleasant suprise.. They looked like empanadas stuffed with bland mashed potatoes and deep fried ! aloo paratha should have mashed potatoes mixed in with the dough before baking on a pan with some butter, no deep frying involved...Unfortunately this place failed on both accounts to even produce a dish not even conceptually close to the original dishes..It does leave us wondering who does the cooking here but one thing for sure ..we will never order from here again.