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Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant - 31 Reviews - 93 1st Ave Ste 5, New York, NY 10003-2922, New York, NY - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (212) 598-4610

Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant

93 1st Ave Ste 5, New York, NY 10003-2922
New York, NY 10003
(212) 598-4610
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Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant - New York, NY
Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant - New York, NY


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Best Indian Food in New York City!! So cheap, so fun and soooo delicious. Friendly service and ridiculously exciting atmosphere. Perfect place to take people! This place is...I...


Not very good, but in my opinion none of the East Village Indian places are very good. This is one of the...

Best Indian Food in NYC 2/20/2012

Best Indian Food in New York City!! So cheap, so fun and soooo delicious. Friendly service and ridiculously exciting atmosphere. Perfect place to take people! This place is...Insanely fantastic. Don't tell India but somebody has perfectly replicated the very best of Indian food. This is not just the best Indian place in the East Village or the city but the country. Up there with the best restaurants in Mumbai. And talk about bang for your buck. more

worst indian restaurant 1/4/2009

we had a reservation but still we waited for almost 1/2 hrs for our table. service was rude. the rice was overcooked. not a great experience. if you want decor, go to rolph's Pros: bad service, smelly bathroom Cons: do not go more



Long may it last 8/18/2008

I have been going to Panna II for 13 years now and intend to keep going. My wife and kids love it, too. We tend to visit during off-peak hours, although we do occasionally go on a Friday or Saturday night when the place gets packed. The prices are absurdly cheap, but even if I won the lottery, I would still continue to go. The food may not be up for any awards, but it's still pretty good curry house fare. Service is fast, and yes, at peak times, the wait staff will do their best to manage you out quickly so that they can sit the next table from the line of people outside. Look, at these prices, I don't think you should expect to spend two hours in deep conversation while you run up a $15 check for you and your dining partner. The profit margins at this place are razor thin, so eat up, enjoy the vibe, and get out! Pros: Prices, The vibe more

Terrible food 6/27/2008

This restaurant was a total waste of time and money. The service is horrible and the food is worse. If you want to taste real indian food go elsewhere. more

Not very good, but in my opinion none of the... 4/19/2008

Not very good, but in my opinion none of the East Village Indian places are very good. This is one of the... more

Not very good, but in my opinion none of the... 4/19/2008

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Not very good, but in my opinion none of the East Village Indian places are very good. This is one of the cheaper ones, and so makes my list. more

Panna II is AMAZING and amazingly cheap! 11/16/2007

I found Panna II on Citysearch and I'm glad there weren't negative reviews on the front page when I did, because it is now one of my favorite restaurants. When anyone visits me and wants Indian food, I take them to Panna II. The chicken kashmir is quite good and the banana fritters are excellent. And the prices are really amazing. Two people can get soups, appetizers, entrees and dessert for only $20! Pros: tasty, cheap food; great service; funky decor Cons: kind of small more

shove you out the door 10/6/2007

The food was mediocre at best (very dry rice, over-cooked chicken, tasteless tandoori) and the staff literally took my brother's plate out from under his fork to get us out of the restaurant in under 30 minutes! If you go out to eat to experience an unusual decor (very unusual and interesting in this case) or restrict yourself to only eating fast food, then this is the place for you. If instead you pay other people to cook food for you because you want to be able to have a conversation with your dining companions and enjoy eating tasty food, go somewhere else. Pros: decor, speed Cons: food, service more

FABULOUS! 9/22/2007

Such great atmopshere! especially on those nights that you've just had more than enough of all the trendy expensive restaurants. The service is incredible and fast- they cork whatever bottle of wine you bring with you! From the insane decor to the very affordable prices and the amazing food. Panna 2 brings trendy and fun to the lower east side, I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a greatatmosphere and/or great indian food Pros: Food is Fantastic Cons: they do not serve liquor, BUT bring your own more

Yummy yet inexpensive Indian food 9/14/2007

Very good Indian food with a price that doesn't hurt the pocket. The beef biryani had a different twist to it (with coconut), but still delicious. Thumbs up too on the shog ponir! Will definitely be back! more

Best 10 bucks you'll spend 3/4/2007

This place had amazing food, it's definitely worth going to. Even though you are harassed outside by neighboring competing restaurants, and the place is not for the claustrophobic (sp?), AND they really swipe your dish away and replace it with your next course so that they can get you out to get the next group's completely worth it. For 10 bucks you get soup, an appetizer, an entree and dessert. And it's all really great food. So, if you have a sense of humor about it you'll enjoy yourself. Make sure to bring your own booze too. Pros: Awesome decorations, tasty and exotic food, Cheap! Cons: Cramped, a bit Rushed more

Good for tourists 11/29/2006

As an europian guest it's of course not comparitive with small restaurants in france or italy, but when you have tasted the junkfood in NY.diners, you will really be stonished about tasty, unexpensive menue. The wellness-factor is zero, but it's better than a awfull big-fat-tasteless ""american-pizza"". more

crazy decorations, great prices 11/13/2006

This place is sensory overload with the lights and decorations, but the food is always good and the service is friendly. Prices cannot be beat. Also, take out / delivery is just as good (if you don't feel like National Lampoon's Christmas VAcation - Indian style). more

Memorable, Tasty, Ridiculously Cheap Indian Extravaganza 10/20/2006

I first went to Panna II in 1993 and it's been one of my favorite restaurants in New York ever since. Yes, it's crowded. Yes, the waiters are a bit daft. And yes, you can get better Indian cuisine in the city. However, the atmosphere is overwhelmingly ridiculous and the environment so conducive to fun, that you're likely to fall in love with this place if you take it on its own terms. Shop for some exotic beers at the deli down the street -- they'll be happy to provide empty glasses, and go with a big group and try one of everything from the menu. I've tried, but never been able to spend more than $30 here. Pros: Cheap, fun, original decor Cons: Crowded, loud, potential wait outside more

the worst service that I've ever met 10/3/2006

I went Panna II with my girls tonight, when the manager took our order, he showed us a poker face when we did not order any appertizer. He poured water on my feet, and did not serve as a waiter at all. He gave us bill before we asked for it, and the price on the bill is not the same as menu. When we found it out and pointed it to him, he just said ""OK"" to us... what the hell that ""OK"" meant?? How can a manager of a restaurant treat customers like that????? more

Pathetic food and service 9/30/2006

Not at all recommended for food. We tried 6 different vegetarian items, most of them were half cooked, pathetic and horrible tasting. I never had such pathetic food in NY. Please visit any other restaurant in NY but this. Not sure why others have given such good rating for this place. Pros: Nothing Cons: Bad food, No good service more

Nice Festive Indian Restaurant 9/28/2006

I think my loverboy and I went to the restaurant at the wrong time because there was not anyone there. It could be the next door restaurant stole their former customers. The place is nice decorated like the restaurants in India. The server is nice and forgetting. A customer actually broke a glass and he did not charge her. The food was delicioso! Pros: Inexpensive, nice environment, friendly service Cons: need more customers more

Fabulous to lift spirits 2/5/2006

I ALWAYS go to Panna to lift my spirits. Everytime I am down, Panna always finds a way to lift me up. Whether it's the lights, the waiters, or the food, I LOVE THIS PLACE. It is so much fun, the food is FBULOUS and did I mention cheap! Pros: GOOD FOOD, FAST, INEXPENSIVE Cons: TIGHT SPACE more

fun time, some of the time 12/29/2005

This place is so small. It's hilarious. Tables are so close that when the waiter comes by with tandoori chicken, the sizzling juices can splash on your face, body, and clothes. So, don't wear anything nice there, don't wear any giant coats either. Sometimes, the service is good, sometimes, the guys are real weirdos and try to get you out before you can finish dessert. Good prices for what they give you. Check it out, it's at least good drunk food. Pros: prices, food, hilarity Cons: service, it's really small! more
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  • In Short
    The one up the stairs and to the right, this restaurant blends in with a neighborhood of tiny Indian joints. It is distinguished by its maximalist approach to decoration, as it...

  • 9/19/2003 Provided by Citysearch

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    East Village, Downtown