Details: Located at 135-31 40 Rd, Flushing, NY 11354. An unclaimed Yelp page can be found at https://www.yelp.com/biz/new-curry-leaves-flushing
I’ve been here a couple of times and the food is mostly all right. The biggest downside to this restaurant is that there is that Malay Restaurant is few stores down and does everything slightly better for a slightly higher price.
Details: Located at 86-08 Whitney Ave, Queens, NY 11373. A claimed Yelp page can be found at https://www.yelp.com/biz/dek-sen-elmhurst-2
Dek Sen is a great Thai place with good common Thai dishes, but also some great desserts.
Details: Located at 5 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001. Official site is https://www.osamil.com/
I came here with some friends for New Years and was very impressed. This place is great, as is the sort of hidden bar/speakeasy upstairs.
Details: Located at 339 Lexington Ave #0991, New York, NY 10016. Official site is https://www.hunanmanornewyork.com/
Hunan Manor is a Chinese restaurant in midtown Manhattan. I thought this was a Chinese takeout place, and while they do do that, this is actually a decent sit in Chinese restaurant. Lots of people come here and from what I saw, the food here is pretty damn good.
Details: Located at 90-15 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Official site is https://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/
I love The Cheesecake Factory. The score above represents how I feel about the quality/taste of the food relative to other places I’ve been eating at recently, but I still love The Cheesecake factory. It’s mainly because I never had it growing up. I visited my first Cheesecake Factory when I was a full on adult. While the food isn’t great, there are few things that taste like unabashed Americana. The food is mostly derivative. The ethnic items sound and taste like what an American would attempt to make if he knew nothing about that ethnicity’s food. The vast majority of items on the menu are either deep fried, frozen, or both. It’s just the perfect combination of scam and trash that perfectly encapsulates what America is all about. And I love it.