Curry In A Hurry

★★★★☆
  • 119 Lexington Ave Ste 1

    New York, NY 10016

    Cross street: at 28th St.

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  • 212-683-0900

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Daily, 11am-11pm

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I good place for a quick curry but I would check out the other Indian places around the block first. The prices here are a bit higher than the other Indian places close to them and more spicy. But if you want speed this is the place. The

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★★★★★

I good place for a quick curry but I would check out the other Indian places around the block first. The prices here are a bit higher than the other Indian places close to them and more spicy. But if you want speed this is the place. The

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BEWARE!!! - THEY ARE SCAMMERS & CON ARTISTS!!!! Beware, everyone, I have been here twice within the last month late at night around midnight. I specifically ordered a meat dish, they then SWITCHED to vegetable dish underneath the counter,

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★★★★★

BEWARE!!! - THEY ARE SCAMMERS & CON ARTISTS!!!! Beware, everyone, I have been here twice within the last month late at night around midnight. I specifically ordered a meat dish, they then SWITCHED to vegetable dish underneath the counter,

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I used to drop in for an occassional quick meal. I ate there this week and I felt fine when I went in but had a stomach ache when I left. The pain finally went away about three days later. I won't go back. There are plenty of better

3
★★★★★

I used to drop in for an occassional quick meal. I ate there this week and I felt fine when I went in but had a stomach ache when I left. The pain finally went away about three days later. I won't go back. There are plenty of better

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Atop appropriately-named Curry Hill proudly sits Curry in a Hurry. Or really, sort of glows with bright fluorescence. In its no-frills sort of way, this restaurant is cheap and offers quality food. Filling two stories and almost always busy, it has yet to seriously disappoint me. What lacks in ambiance is made up in the food, and the service, as the name suggests is prompt, and even a bit abrupt. Food brought by the server is only half the fun, as two salad bars, wedged into uncomfortable corners on each floor, provide all the sides you crave in your Indian food. The naan, essential in dining Indian, is fresh. It isn??t gourmet, but no one is even pretending. I come here knowing what to expect, getting it, liking it all, and leaving full and happy.

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★★★☆☆

Atop appropriately-named Curry Hill proudly sits Curry in a Hurry. Or really, sort of glows with bright fluorescence. In its no-frills sort of way, this restaurant is cheap and offers quality food. Filling two stories and almost always busy, it has yet to seriously disappoint me. What lacks in ambiance is made up in the food, and the service, as the name suggests is prompt, and even a bit abrupt. Food brought by the server is only half the fun, as two salad bars, wedged into uncomfortable corners on each floor, provide all the sides you crave in your Indian food. The naan, essential in dining Indian, is fresh. It isn??t gourmet, but no one is even pretending. I come here knowing what to expect, getting it, liking it all, and leaving full and happy.

Pros: Yep, it's fast

Cons: Not the best Indian I've ever had

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I've been to this place twice. The first time in a late evening, found the guy at the counter in black T shirt looking as if he has a lot of complaints about his job?? Perhaps I was too hungry, so it seemed good to me, cheap and food were acceptable, the naan/bread was very toasty, though the fish fry had apparently been on display behind the window for too long after being cooked so that it all dried out like a mummy. I imagine it could have been quite good if eaten fresh. After this meal, I though I would go there a lot in future as it's cheap and food was ok. so I went there a second time (still hungry). There was this same guy at the counter in black T-shirt, charged me $1 more and when I pointed it out, he was very hostile and reluctant to refund me the $1. Another guy who seemed to be the 'boss', offered to give me some extra vegetable dish, but ordered me repeatedly to go upstairs to wait. I didn't mind staying downstairs waiting. Finally they came upstairs with the food for me. The small portion of 'extra vegetable dish' they gave me was awful, looked as if they picked it from some throwaway to serve this "extra", "free" dish for me, and there were even some rice mixed inside! I don't know why they wouldn't have just let me pay for a decent real dish, but instead get some disgusting leftover from someone's plate and tell me I'm getting something "extra". I never saw any smile anywhere in this place. It's indeed a shoddy place where you never know how they cook and what garbage they put in your dishes.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to this place twice. The first time in a late evening, found the guy at the counter in black T shirt looking as if he has a lot of complaints about his job?? Perhaps I was too hungry, so it seemed good to me, cheap and food were acceptable, the naan/bread was very toasty, though the fish fry had apparently been on display behind the window for too long after being cooked so that it all dried out like a mummy. I imagine it could have been quite good if eaten fresh. After this meal, I though I would go there a lot in future as it's cheap and food was ok. so I went there a second time (still hungry). There was this same guy at the counter in black T-shirt, charged me $1 more and when I pointed it out, he was very hostile and reluctant to refund me the $1. Another guy who seemed to be the 'boss', offered to give me some extra vegetable dish, but ordered me repeatedly to go upstairs to wait. I didn't mind staying downstairs waiting. Finally they came upstairs with the food for me. The small portion of 'extra vegetable dish' they gave me was awful, looked as if they picked it from some throwaway to serve this "extra", "free" dish for me, and there were even some rice mixed inside! I don't know why they wouldn't have just let me pay for a decent real dish, but instead get some disgusting leftover from someone's plate and tell me I'm getting something "extra". I never saw any smile anywhere in this place. It's indeed a shoddy place where you never know how they cook and what garbage they put in your dishes.

Pros: cheap

Cons: Very dirty and hostile

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I've been there for lunch. My friends and I split it three ways. There was lots of food and they have a little salad bar. They have a wide variety of naad. Prices are good and you can eat in or take-out.

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★★★★☆

I've been there for lunch. My friends and I split it three ways. There was lots of food and they have a little salad bar. They have a wide variety of naad. Prices are good and you can eat in or take-out.

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I love this place because the service is always great and the workers are very friendly and eager to serve you. The food is also delicious (try the naan) and at an affordable price. You can order your food to go, but they also have an eating area upstairs. For someone who doesn't know much about Indian food, I was very happy and look forward to having more.

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★★★★★

I love this place because the service is always great and the workers are very friendly and eager to serve you. The food is also delicious (try the naan) and at an affordable price. You can order your food to go, but they also have an eating area upstairs. For someone who doesn't know much about Indian food, I was very happy and look forward to having more.

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I would recommend going to this place because they have an open salad bar that is all you can eat with any meal purchase. They have the best buy platters which start at $6.99. Good food at reasonable prices.

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★★★★☆

I would recommend going to this place because they have an open salad bar that is all you can eat with any meal purchase. They have the best buy platters which start at $6.99. Good food at reasonable prices.

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This really isn't the greatest place for Indian food. They prepare everything for Americans, which means - bland and under spiced. The place isn't that clean either and the price isn't all that great. If you think the food served at this place is great then you probably think Chef Boyardee is great Italian food.

Try Kashmir on 8th between 38th and 39th - not the best service or fanciest place, but at least the cusine is authentic.

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★★☆☆☆

This really isn't the greatest place for Indian food. They prepare everything for Americans, which means - bland and under spiced. The place isn't that clean either and the price isn't all that great. If you think the food served at this place is great then you probably think Chef Boyardee is great Italian food.

Try Kashmir on 8th between 38th and 39th - not the best service or fanciest place, but at least the cusine is authentic.

Pros: The staff is nice enough and it's not WAY over priced

Cons: Dumpy, non-attentive staff, extremely bland (because Indian people think Americans can't handle real Indian cusine)

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So, I like curry, and I'm often in a hurry, so this place is great! Although a bit on the pricier side for a fast food Indian place, it was still worth the $10 I paid for delicious chicken tikka masala, naan bread and two samosas. Actually now that I think of it, that's a pretty good deal for the amount of food I got.
They have a great selection of Indian food, and the masala was divine. There's seating upstairs if you want to stay too.
So go there. It rocks!

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★★★★☆

So, I like curry, and I'm often in a hurry, so this place is great! Although a bit on the pricier side for a fast food Indian place, it was still worth the $10 I paid for delicious chicken tikka masala, naan bread and two samosas. Actually now that I think of it, that's a pretty good deal for the amount of food I got.
They have a great selection of Indian food, and the masala was divine. There's seating upstairs if you want to stay too.
So go there. It rocks!

Pros: Yum yum food, fast and easy, relatively cheap

Cons: It's not a fancy place, but that's not the point I suppose

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I went to Curry in a Hurry for lunch one day when I was actually in a hurry. I ran in and scanned the menu quickly. Everything seemed to be around $6.99 for lunch. There were a lot of people in there rushing through so I had to make a choice quickly. I chose Chicken Tikka Masala since a lot of people were getting that and it looked good. It came with a veggie so I got the cauliflower medley. It all looked really good. When I went to pay they told me it was $10.83. I asked if they were sure and they said yes, and pointed to the relatively hidden sign that said so. I had to charge it since I only had $9 in cash. I went back to work and sat to eat this, hoping for at least a highly flavorful lunch. WOW was I disappointed. Maybe it was just a bad day, but the sauce was watery and low on flavor, and the chicken seemed pretty dry. I realize it shouldn't be spicy but it should still be bursting with flavor. This was dull. For $10 I should have been wowed, and I suppose I was, only I was wowed by the level of disappointment. The cauliflower was pretty awful as well.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Curry in a Hurry for lunch one day when I was actually in a hurry. I ran in and scanned the menu quickly. Everything seemed to be around $6.99 for lunch. There were a lot of people in there rushing through so I had to make a choice quickly. I chose Chicken Tikka Masala since a lot of people were getting that and it looked good. It came with a veggie so I got the cauliflower medley. It all looked really good. When I went to pay they told me it was $10.83. I asked if they were sure and they said yes, and pointed to the relatively hidden sign that said so. I had to charge it since I only had $9 in cash. I went back to work and sat to eat this, hoping for at least a highly flavorful lunch. WOW was I disappointed. Maybe it was just a bad day, but the sauce was watery and low on flavor, and the chicken seemed pretty dry. I realize it shouldn't be spicy but it should still be bursting with flavor. This was dull. For $10 I should have been wowed, and I suppose I was, only I was wowed by the level of disappointment. The cauliflower was pretty awful as well.

Pros: Quick

Cons: Very high price, low flavor

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I was excited to try this place but unfortunately didn't get to eat as much as i wanted. i tried the chicken kebab/kofta and a masala something that had potatoes in a rice flour crepe like wrapping. the kofta was very nice, with lots of spice and flavor. it was moist as well, not dry like others i've had at other places. the indian 'burrito/crepe' I had was wonderful as well, especially if you dipped it in the corriander/yogurt chutney. i wish I could give a better critique but seeing that I'm not an expert on traditional Indian, I cant. All I can say is that what I had was flavorful and very good. I look forward to trying it again real soon so I can eat a little bit of everything.

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★★★★☆

I was excited to try this place but unfortunately didn't get to eat as much as i wanted. i tried the chicken kebab/kofta and a masala something that had potatoes in a rice flour crepe like wrapping. the kofta was very nice, with lots of spice and flavor. it was moist as well, not dry like others i've had at other places. the indian 'burrito/crepe' I had was wonderful as well, especially if you dipped it in the corriander/yogurt chutney. i wish I could give a better critique but seeing that I'm not an expert on traditional Indian, I cant. All I can say is that what I had was flavorful and very good. I look forward to trying it again real soon so I can eat a little bit of everything.

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I come from the upper west side to eat here. casual setting, a combo platter feeds two (good idea to order and extra naan), dig the bollywood hits on the TV. Hey man, the head of Def Jam loves it - why shouldn't anyone else?

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★★★☆☆

I come from the upper west side to eat here. casual setting, a combo platter feeds two (good idea to order and extra naan), dig the bollywood hits on the TV. Hey man, the head of Def Jam loves it - why shouldn't anyone else?

Pros: Prices, food

Cons: I wish it were right around the corner from my apartment.

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Lives up to its name. As soon as you walk in the door, the food is right in front of you ready to be scooped onto your plate. Combo plates are a great deal. If you eat in upstairs, the salad, rice pudding (included) and sodas (need to pay extra) are self service buffet style.

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★★★★☆

Lives up to its name. As soon as you walk in the door, the food is right in front of you ready to be scooped onto your plate. Combo plates are a great deal. If you eat in upstairs, the salad, rice pudding (included) and sodas (need to pay extra) are self service buffet style.

Pros: Bang for your buck, Good variety in menu, Naan

Cons: Cafeteria-like room

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Ok, so the food is good and greasy but the service is atrocious. If you're a frequent customer, then they will hook you up with a card that will get you a free meal after 10 straight meals. The manager here refused to honor my card after I had dined in and ordered take out so many times. I've witnessed plenty of frustrated people leave this place after the customer service drove them away with rude manners and ill advised treatment. Too bad they don't have a self-serve section or an all you can eat type setup.

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★★★★☆

Ok, so the food is good and greasy but the service is atrocious. If you're a frequent customer, then they will hook you up with a card that will get you a free meal after 10 straight meals. The manager here refused to honor my card after I had dined in and ordered take out so many times. I've witnessed plenty of frustrated people leave this place after the customer service drove them away with rude manners and ill advised treatment. Too bad they don't have a self-serve section or an all you can eat type setup.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service, Delivery Time

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BAD, oily, stomach-wretching slop! If you are a masochist, try any of these curries, sit, and wait for the calling!!

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★☆☆☆☆

BAD, oily, stomach-wretching slop! If you are a masochist, try any of these curries, sit, and wait for the calling!!

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Curry In a Hurry is a great concept for Midtown Manhattan: it's a fast food place for people on the go go to. Of course fast food has an up side and a down side.

For a real connosseur of Indian quisine, Curry In a Hurry offers a very mediocre quality. The food is made in big batches, so you might be getting a serving that's been sitting out for a while. The selection is limited - though it's a lot better than in most other fast food places. The dining space itself is not the cleanest.

However, if you are in a rush and have to grab some fast food, Curry In a Hurry definitely beats McDonalds and many other fast food places. The restaurant offers a number of selections that can be eaten as you go - samosas, pakoras and other small but filling snacks. For a busy executive rushing between meetings or a bike messenger on the go, this restaurant can break the monotony of sandwiches and burgers.

PROS: Cheap and fast, great for takeout.
CONS: Not the cleanest; not the highest quality.

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★★★☆☆

Curry In a Hurry is a great concept for Midtown Manhattan: it's a fast food place for people on the go go to. Of course fast food has an up side and a down side.

For a real connosseur of Indian quisine, Curry In a Hurry offers a very mediocre quality. The food is made in big batches, so you might be getting a serving that's been sitting out for a while. The selection is limited - though it's a lot better than in most other fast food places. The dining space itself is not the cleanest.

However, if you are in a rush and have to grab some fast food, Curry In a Hurry definitely beats McDonalds and many other fast food places. The restaurant offers a number of selections that can be eaten as you go - samosas, pakoras and other small but filling snacks. For a busy executive rushing between meetings or a bike messenger on the go, this restaurant can break the monotony of sandwiches and burgers.

PROS: Cheap and fast, great for takeout.
CONS: Not the cleanest; not the highest quality.

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Finally I have found my neighborhood Indian take away. Food came in 20 minutes, the food was great and for a little over $20 we had dinner for 2!!

Not perfect, maybe a tad greasy, but yum yum yummy.

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★★★★☆

Finally I have found my neighborhood Indian take away. Food came in 20 minutes, the food was great and for a little over $20 we had dinner for 2!!

Not perfect, maybe a tad greasy, but yum yum yummy.

Pros: good food, quick delivery, cheap

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Curry in a Hurry is not for those looking for atmosphere, but what it lacks in stylish decor it more than makes up for in the food. Everything is tasty, especially the freshly made garlic naan. I highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

Curry in a Hurry is not for those looking for atmosphere, but what it lacks in stylish decor it more than makes up for in the food. Everything is tasty, especially the freshly made garlic naan. I highly recommend it.

Pros: Great garlic nan, inexpensive

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And that is fast Indian food. There is seating upstairs where you can get waited on (our option). Dining room is surronded buy windows wich boads well for people watching. Food was flavorful and modestly priced. If I actually lived here I would imagine this would be my takeout inidan resturant of choice.

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★★★★☆

And that is fast Indian food. There is seating upstairs where you can get waited on (our option). Dining room is surronded buy windows wich boads well for people watching. Food was flavorful and modestly priced. If I actually lived here I would imagine this would be my takeout inidan resturant of choice.

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This is the best indian restaurant i have ever been to and will ever eat
the food is deliscious and the price forget it! u can't find cheper indian food for the amount u get..u can get a whole meal with rice and two sides with naan(bread) for 7 bucks..called comb plate.
U have to try the desserts...yum..u will lick your fingers

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★★★★★

This is the best indian restaurant i have ever been to and will ever eat
the food is deliscious and the price forget it! u can't find cheper indian food for the amount u get..u can get a whole meal with rice and two sides with naan(bread) for 7 bucks..called comb plate.
U have to try the desserts...yum..u will lick your fingers

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I tried it out because of its cute name, and was happy with the food and its price. The meat curries are a bit on the oily side and veg curries are bit on the mild side, but overall, they taste quite good. Sometimes, I wonder if Indian dishes can ever not taste well... Their rice pudding, on the other hand, is simply wonderful - and I have been going back there mainly for the rice pudding.

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★★★★☆

I tried it out because of its cute name, and was happy with the food and its price. The meat curries are a bit on the oily side and veg curries are bit on the mild side, but overall, they taste quite good. Sometimes, I wonder if Indian dishes can ever not taste well... Their rice pudding, on the other hand, is simply wonderful - and I have been going back there mainly for the rice pudding.

Pros: fast, inexpensive

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The food is ok for the price, but the service is awfull.
They will get the order wrong, and when you complain that the food came cold get ready to be shouted at by the waiter, and then the cashier.
I never, NEVER make a scene, but this time I had to make an exception.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food is ok for the price, but the service is awfull.
They will get the order wrong, and when you complain that the food came cold get ready to be shouted at by the waiter, and then the cashier.
I never, NEVER make a scene, but this time I had to make an exception.

Pros: Inexpensive, Tasted

Cons: Terrible service

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