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Roti Roll Bombay Frankie
Posted by arbitary on 02/28/2008
I am from Bombay, the birthplace of the frankie.. :). Having lived in NY for a couple of years, I was craving for some authentic Bombay street food. So headed over to RRBK on basis of the reviews here. What a disappointment it was! The rolls were bland, tasteless and the accompanying chutney was even worse. I had the chicken and lamb roll, both were actually difficult to finish, it was like eating paper(OK, damp paper). The Masala Calamari was super-oily but had a hint of Koliwada masala, so it wasn't so bad. I know the joint has been 'Americanized' to cater to a larger audience, it but then they should probably change their name. Anyone who has eaten frankies in Bombay, don't go here, disappointment and disillusionment awaits you.
Posted by harts inc. on 10/16/2007
Adore this place. The food is divine, the service is quick, and the food is cheap. I prefer the lamb over the vegetarian options and the rolls are best spicy. Delivery is perfect as the place is not a dine-in option (only a counter). Love, love, love. And the bad Madonna karaoke through the bar connection is entertaining if you order at the counter.
Posted by sarah&evan on 09/30/2007
we came here a couple of days ago and had the okra masala roll special and it was really good. if you have never been here, the rolls are basically indian food burritos. I really enjoyed what we had and would stop there if I was just catching a bite on my way home, out the door, or between bars. service was very good and the shop is clean, though the music next door at the club (which I think are the same people) was loud and I would probably not eat there.
Posted by dan dan the dirty man on 07/24/2007
the food is not quite indian per se, but has mash-up of sorts: indian and caribbean (west indian, i suppose). but the best part is hampered by the tiny sitting area, as roti roll is best enjoyed fresh. plus, you get to sit next door to the only gay bar on the upper west side. try the tuesday or thursday nights -- karaoke night. f**k yeah
Posted by Shannon on 06/15/2007
I go out of my way to get a Roti Roll fix. The Chicken Malai wrap is my favorite, but others I've tried (including some of the vegetarian options) are equally delicious. The Calamari Masala is crispy and bursting with flavor (pretty spicy, though). The wraps keep very well and are just as good (or even better) cold, so don't worry about leftover portions. Service is prompt and the hours and prices are convenient at this hole-in-the-wall. This has been one of my favorite joints in NYC for two years, and it's never let me down.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/13/2007
This is a great quick indian eat. Not too much bread with the right amount of filling. We had the lamb which was just a little spicy and the palek paneer which was very tasty. OK to eat in and just sit at the window to watch the passers buy. Recommend for quick lunch
Posted by neighborhood gal on 04/10/2007
yummy indian fast food... aloo masala is especially tasty, even for those wary of exotic food... good bang for your buck... not really eat-in, i would just take-out