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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WHY ADDA COULD BE THE MOST EXCITING NEW INDIAN RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK

“…‘I don’t know of a molecular process that can do that to protein other than the Fountain of Youth.’…the cooking by chef Chintan Pandya is likely to open more than a few eyes to what “Indian” cooking can really be.”

— Richard Morgan, NYMag Grub Street, 2018

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2-STARS: A FULL-THROATED DEFENSE OF TRADITIONAL INDIAN COOKING

“…this was the kind of Indian food the city has been hungry for, or at least the kind that I’d been hungry for: made with care but no pretense; seasoned for people who love the interplay of spices; presented without apology in all its brown, lumpy glory; and complex in ways that demand full attention.”

— Pete Wells, New York Times, 2018

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ADDA’S INDIAN CANTEEN STYLE DISHES

“…Some of these are hard to find elsewhere in the city, or even in the U.S. …From the tandoor oven come more unexpected delights: cubes of pillowy house-made paneer, without a hint of squeak; coral-skinned poussin, marinated in vinegar, Thai bird chili, and black salt.”

— Hannah Goldfield, New Yorker, 2018