A Cozy Indian Joint with Bold, Local Flavors

 
 

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!

 

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

“…the cooking by chef Chintan Pandya is likely to open more than a few eyes to what “Indian” cooking can really be.”

— NYMag Grub Street, 2018

A FINE-DINING VETERAN TURNS TO STREET FOOD: OPENING

“[Adda]…serves some familiar Indian comfort foods…along with less-common fare like a slow-cooked goat biryani and [masaledar lipatwan murgh], a curried chicken stew.”

— NY Times, 2018

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED RESTAURATEUR TEAM PIVOTS TO HOMEY INDIAN FARE FOR NEW LIC SPOT

“…the name of the game at Adda is simplicity and tradition, with a healthy dose of nostalgia from [the owner and chef’s] childhoods.”

— Eater NY, 2018