So I have been to India...I have eaten in Jackson heights! I was just walking by this place one day, hungry, and decided to stop in....I ordered the veg samosa, saag paneer, chicken tikka masala, naan, and chai tea. WOW!!! The food is SO delicious it brought me to tears in my eyes. All the flavors, aromatic spices, tenderness, and freshness brought me right back to being in India and all the delicious food I had there. I have eaten at many Indian restaurants in the US and it's usually subpar! Usually, most places use too much chilli powder and all you taste is ""hot"". Not true with here! You taste all the spices and the herbs and its not just a hot taste in your mouth, but rather a blend of beautiful flavors! At most places, the rice is oily and greasy. Not true here! The rice here is so fluffy and fresh, and not oily at all. At most places the saag paneer is gross, with mushed up spinach and crappy cheese! Not true here! The spinach is awesome, and the cheese cubes are like little treasures, so tender and delicious! The vegetable samosa here is so crisp on the outside, not over cooked, and delicious with potatoes, peas, and cilantro on the inside mildly flavored! The dipping sauces are so fresh, you can tell they are made on site--the cilantro is crushed up and the tamarind sauce has just the right bite to it! DELICiOUS! The chicken tikka masala is out of this world!
To end, I want to say that I went home and told my boyfriend about this place. He HATES Indian food. He says it looks and tastes like vomit-that he's tried it before. I carried around Karahi's card in my wallet for 2 years!!! I kept saying, no I need to take you to this place. Finally, one day, he decided to go. Again, we ordered the same thing I had before--he was BLOWN AWAY!!! He now LOVES Indian food because of this restaurant!! And he asks me if we can go there! We both LOVE LOVE LOVE Karahi!!! Incredibly delicious Indian. He even says he wants to take his dad (who hates Indian food) to this restaurant. THIS RESTAURANT WILL MAKE ANYONE A BELIEVER!!! I cannot stress how wonderful it is! Oh and the chai tea, wow!!! Homemade, just like I had in India and Nepal! Wonderful! Cheers!