What’s your Adda?

 

Adda, meaning "a place where people hang out,” is the new restaurant from critically acclaimed artisanal Indian restaurant Rahi owner Roni Mazumdar and Executive Chef Chintan Pandya. Adda holds up to its name with its bright, casual atmosphere; collage wall of Indian newspaper covers; and rustic, "unapologetically" authentic Indian food.

We at Adda believe that food is a conversation of life and want to recreate that dialogue through our ingredient-focused menu. By evoking hints of their own nostalgia, Roni and Chef Chintan have created traditional dishes the way they're meant to be cooked: with a variety of herbs and spices made in-house while staying true to India. It’s unpretentious—think junglee maas, paneer tikka, and masaledar lipatwan murgh. Come with your spice-appreciating friends, and join us for a sensational feast!

 
 

 
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BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN AMERICA 2019
Ranked # 6

“This is the work of Chintan Pandya, who arrived in America six years ago and found it lacking in the sort of food he’d want to eat—the kind of market-driven, high-quality, everyday dishes he’d grown up with. From there, Adda took root. “

— Jordana Rothman, Food & Wine, 2019

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BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN AMERICA 2019
Top 50

“Powerful, purposeful, firing-on-all-cylinders Indian hits.“

— Julia Kramer, Bon Appetit, 2019

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TOP 10 RESTAURANTS OF 2018
Ranked # 8

“At Adda, the recipes are traditional, and all of Mr. Pandya’s ebullience goes into the seasoning. This is forcefully spiced food, although chiles aren’t always prominent in the mix. (When they are, buckle up.)”

— Pete Wells, New York Times, 2018


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BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN AMERICA 2019
Top 16

What makes Adda different from other high-profile new restaurants is owner Roni Mazumdar and chef Chintan Pandya’s dedication to simple homestyle cooking. Pandya, who previously worked in fine dining, breathes new life into classics that have become ubiquitous and, too often, mediocre in New York”

— Serena Dai, Eater NY editor, 2019

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BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN AMERICA 2019
Semi-Finalist

“A restaurant opened in 2018 that already demonstrates excellence in cuisine and hospitality, and that is likely to make a significant impact in years to come.”

— James Beard Foundation, 2018

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TOP 10 RESTAURANTS OF 2018
Ranked # 8

“Chintan Pandya, the chef at this bustling little Long Island City canteen, has cooked in grand kitchens all over the world, but he considers this casual little place with simmered goat brains on the menu and a metal shanty-style roof over the bar to be “his idea of the perfect restaurant.”

— Adam Platt, New York Magazine, 2018


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